Genre: Contemporary Women

Lies and Other Acts of Love – Kristy Woodson Harvey

Lies and Other Acts of Love – Kristy Woodson Harvey

Lies and Other Acts of Love had two great stories in it. Octogenarian Lovey and her granddaughter Annabelle. I really liked each story arc, separately. However, when woven together it made a bit of a mishmash out of the flow. On their own, either story would have popped, but the way […]

Posted April 1, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Alice & Oliver – Charles Bock

Alice & Oliver – Charles Bock

I think I need to stop requesting stories set in New York City. I tend to find that the characters spend so much time acting cool, that it turns me off of them. Alice & Oliver did have that issue and without the medical crisis plotline I would have not […]

Posted March 28, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Only Ever You – Rebecca Drake

Only Ever You – Rebecca Drake

Only Ever You is a parental nightmare thriller. Your young child goes missing and then turns up just fine, then once everything has settled back down, your child is gone once again; and this time they don’t turn back up right away. Pulling from the fear at the heart of every […]

Posted March 17, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Innocents and Others – Dana Spiotta

Innocents and Others – Dana Spiotta

Innocents and Others is why I have a hard time DNF’ing (did not finish) books. I was reading and not enjoying, and then boom, right about the 60% mark it got good. Like really ridiculously good. I think my problem in the beginning was with the primary narrator, Meadow. In the […]

Posted March 4, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Somewhere Out There – Amy Hatvany

Somewhere Out There – Amy Hatvany

Somewhere Out There is a book about serious family issues with some heart. Adoption is a book topic I have seen and read quite a lot in the last few years. I think because it is such an emotional issue it lends itself well to crafting drama. Told from three […]

Posted February 29, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

The Passenger – Lisa Lutz

The Passenger – Lisa Lutz

I have stated many times that I am tired of books being compared to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. Those two books started a love of psychological thrillers in me and I have been hunting for the next one that could match up. And I kept being […]

Posted February 26, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 3 Comments

In the Context of Love – Linda K. Sienkiewicz

In the Context of Love – Linda K. Sienkiewicz

In the Context of Love is described by some as a romance, by some as contemporary fiction and by some as women’s fiction a la chick-lit. I put it firmly in the contemporary fiction category. I saw some romance in it, but that was not the driving plot point to […]

Posted February 22, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl – Mona Awad

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl – Mona Awad

Everything in me wanted to like 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl. I had it on my most anticipated debuts of 2016 list. Everything I read about it sounded magical. I was super excited to get it and dropped everything to read it. And then, upon ending it, […]

Posted February 18, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments