Genre: Contemporary Women

Under the Influence – Joyce Maynard

Under the Influence – Joyce Maynard

I have, of course, heard of Joyce Maynard before, but have never read a book she has written. When I saw Under the Influence, I was excited to finally get a chance to read one of her books. And I am glad I did. At the heart of the tale […]

Posted February 16, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

The Two of Us: A Novel – Andy Jones

The Two of Us: A Novel – Andy Jones

I am always interested when I see a love type story written by a man, from the perspective of a male. There are not many of them out there and I always enjoy seeing them, as they provide a different take on a typical romance-ish tale. The Two of Us […]

Posted February 7, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Everything’s Relative – Jenna McCarthy

Everything’s Relative – Jenna McCarthy

Three sisters who have been controlled by their mother for as long as they can remember, finally feel free when she dies. Jules, Brooke, and Lexi have dealt with their mother being hash and, at times even cruel, for the majority of their lives. None of them reached the potential she […]

Posted February 5, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Girl in the Dark – Marion Pauw

Girl in the Dark – Marion Pauw

I always enjoy when a book gives a shout out to one of my favorite treats (hagelslag), but sadly, the great beginning to Girl in the Dark fizzled out by the end. Sharp, stressed out single mother lawyer Iris, uncovers a deep family secret. She discovers that she has a brother, […]

Posted February 4, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

Second House from the Corner – Sadeqa Johnson

Second House from the Corner	 – Sadeqa Johnson

The beginning of Second House from the Corner was amazing! A frustrated mom who feels like she is drowning, a husband who is an asshat, aspirations to be more true to herself. I was in book love. Then the “drama” started and it all went downhill so very fast. Felicia […]

Posted January 31, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

No Ordinary Life – Suzanne Redfearn

No Ordinary Life – Suzanne Redfearn

Broken marriage, child stars, greedy spouses, naïve Hollywood newcomers. What do all of these have in common? They are all plot points in No Ordinary Life, and they all work so very well together. Suzanne Redfearn has created a moving and thought provoking tale of what happens when you run from […]

Posted January 21, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 4 Comments

Summer Secrets – Jane Green

Summer Secrets – Jane Green

I went into Summer Secrets with so much hope. Jane Green is one of my auto buy authors, so I look forward to her books. This one especially peaked my interest as Green released a super short story Cat and Jemima J a few months before publication to spur interest. My interest was […]

Posted January 17, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

The Things We Keep – Sally Hepworth

The Things We Keep – Sally Hepworth

I first heard of The Things We Keep back in September from Breaking the Spine’s Waiting on Wednesday. I was instantly intrigued by the synopsis as I really enjoyed Still Alice. So I was very glad I was able to get approval for the ACR on Netgalley. I am glad I […]

Posted January 3, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments