Genre: Family Life

Father’s Day – Simon Van Booy

Father’s Day – Simon Van Booy

Father’s Day is a modern day tale of love, family and what truly holds two people together. A tale that examines the past along with the present in a way that showcases each character and their inner thoughts. Harvey was raised by her uncle, Jason, after her parents death when she was […]

Posted April 13, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 0 Comments

The Mothers – Rod Jones

The Mothers – Rod Jones

 The Mothers was a unique look at three generations of women; all with a big similarity at the heart of them. While strong, these women struggled to overcome the situations life threw at them. Spanning from the early 1900’s to modern times, it showed how far reaching one person’s decisions […]

Posted April 7, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday – Christine Reilly

Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday – Christine Reilly

I have been anticipating Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday for months. I checked and my first mention of it on the site was back in December 2015. When I received the ARC I wanted to read it right away, but schedules and all that. I also was leery as it couldn’t […]

Posted April 4, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 4 Comments

The History of Great Things – Elizabeth Crane

The History of Great Things – Elizabeth Crane

The History of Great Things took me a bit to get my head wrapped around what was happening. It is a story of a mother and a daughter and they are speaking to each other as they are writing. I will admit that I was super confused for at least […]

Posted April 2, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

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

Perfectly Broken – Robert Burke Warren

Perfectly Broken – Robert Burke Warren

I was unsure how I was going to rate Perfectly Broken. I loved the first half, so emotional and full of true characters. Then something happened. Something that is usually a full stop for me liking a book, movie, show, whatever. It is my thing and I just don’t care […]

Posted March 7, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 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

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