Genre: Domestic Life

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

The Ramblers: A Novel – Aidan Donnelley Rowley

The Ramblers: A Novel – Aidan Donnelley Rowley

The Ramblers is one of those books that I didn’t love but I didn’t dislike. Clio is a noted ornithologist who runs birding trips in Central Park. On one of these outings she meets an older man who promptly sweeps her off her feet. Then after a grand declaration of […]

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

Opening Belle: A Novel – Maureen Sherry

Opening Belle: A Novel – Maureen Sherry

Opening Belle had some amazing things going for it. Financial intrigue, crazy trading room floor inappropriateness, women trying to break past the glass ceiling. And then it had some downfalls. Our heroine, Belle, is ridiculously money hungry. Well, that really is the downfall. She sacrificed family time, knowing her children and her […]

Posted January 24, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

This Was Not the Plan – Cristina Alger

This Was Not the Plan – Cristina Alger

This Was Not the Plan sounds like a it will be a basic overwhelmed single parent tale. Luckily it was so much more. Charlie has been just fine since his wife died. His sister moved in and took over care of Caleb so he could continue on his upward path […]

Posted January 20, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

My Name Is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout

My Name Is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout

I have been wanting to read an Elizabeth Strout novel for a while now. I have had her book Olive Kitteridge for over a year and have not read it yet. So when I saw her newest novel My Name Is Lucy Barton on Netgalley, I immediately requested it. This examines […]

Posted December 30, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

The Restaurant Critic’s Wife – Elizabeth LaBan

The Restaurant Critic’s Wife – Elizabeth LaBan

The Restaurant Critic’s Wife was a smart mom lost in her marriage tale. Lila is a mother of two in a new city and staying at home with her kids for the first time. Her husband has his dream job as a restaurant critic and is super paranoid of anyone finding out […]

Posted December 23, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper – Hilary Liftin

Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper – Hilary Liftin

Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper is a thinly veiled version of the Tom Cruise – Katie Holmes relationship. Instead of couch jumping there was jumping on the hood of a car, instead of one child there were two, but it was still pretty obvious where the basis of the story came from. As […]

Posted December 2, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Counting Stars – Kathleen Long

Counting Stars – Kathleen Long

Counting Stars is a slow burner. It gets better the further you read, when the emotions of the characters have had time to build. Primarily set during a road trip with an octogenarian, her mid-life daughter and daughter-in-law, and her daughter’s best friend’s seventeen-year-old daughter (oh and a dog); this story […]

Posted October 25, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments