Category: Reviews

United States of Books – The Known World

United States of Books – The Known World

    This week takes us to Virginia with The Known World by Edward P. Jones. Entertainment Weekly says – This award-winning examination of man’s ownership of man refuses to succumb to the calcifying effect of history, presenting Virginia’s past as raw, urgent and human.  The Known World by Edward […]

Posted August 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 3 Comments

Claiming Noah – Amanda Ortlepp

Claiming Noah – Amanda Ortlepp

Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp is an interesting look at adoption. It focuses on embryo adoption which I have heard of but is a totally new book plot line for me. We meet Catriona and James who have just undergone IVF. Faced with the decision of what to do with the remaining […]

Posted August 5, 2016 by Laura in BEA16 Books, Giveaway, Reviews / 3 Comments

Smash & Grab – Amy Christine Parker

Smash & Grab – Amy Christine Parker

Smash & Grab by Amy Christine Parker is a fun mash-up of the Ocean’s and Point Break with a little Goodfellas thrown in. And did I mention that it is a YA? It is, and it seems like all of these elements should not work together, but they actually do. […]

Posted July 28, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 4 Comments

Food, glorious food!

Food, glorious food!

    If you are a regular reader, you know that I work long hours. It is not unusual for me to work from 9 am to 7 or 8 pm. The hubs is fantastic and picks up a lot of the slack but daily meal cooking is not quite […]

Posted July 27, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 10 Comments

The Summer That Melted Everything – Tiffany McDaniel

The Summer That Melted Everything – Tiffany McDaniel

    All love leads to cannibalism. I know that now. Sooner or later, our hearts will devour, if not the object of our affections, our very selves. The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel is special. It is the type of book other books aspire to be. It is […]

Posted July 22, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 5 Comments

From the Sideline – Amy Avanzino

From the Sideline – Amy Avanzino

 From the Sideline by Amy Avanzino is a book that I so enjoyed reading. I liked the author’s first book, Wake-Up Call, and when I was approached to read the second in her series, I signed up immediately. And then, probably the biggest thing that has happened to me in […]

Posted July 21, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Blog Tours, Giveaway, Reviews / 6 Comments

Paper and Fire – Rachel Caine

Paper and Fire – Rachel Caine

  I am an unabashed Rachel Cain lover. I have enjoyed everything I have read of hers and I was beyond excited to read her latest, Paper and Fire. The first in this series, Ink and Bone was one of my favorite books of 2015 (see my review here) so […]

Posted July 5, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 5 Comments

Indiana Belle – John A. Heldt

Indiana Belle – John A. Heldt

Indiana Belle by John A. Heldt is the third book I have read by this author, and the second I have read in his American Journey series (see my review of Mercer Street). This is number three in the series but they can all be read as a standalone. This book focuses […]

Posted June 30, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments