Genre: Literature & Fiction

Keep You Close – Lucie Whitehouse

Keep You Close – Lucie Whitehouse

 Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse was an interesting read. I loved the plot line but not the characters which made reading it a little odd. I did really like that I did not guess one of the surprise endings and that nudged this from a three star to a three […]

Posted April 28, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 2 Comments

The Bricks that Built the Houses – Kate Tempest

The Bricks that Built the Houses – Kate Tempest

The Bricks that Built the Houses by Kate Tempest was like reading a classic Guy Ritchie movie. You know it is going to be a fun ride even if you are lost and or confused half of the time. Girl meets girl, girl then starts dating first girl’s brother, drug dealers […]

Posted April 27, 2016 by Laura in ARC August, Reviews / 1 Comment

The Versions of Us – Laura Barnett

The Versions of Us – Laura Barnett

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett is a tale told in three parts. Each section begins with the same day; and the meeting or almost meeting of two students. Told in alternating chapters each timeline unfurls through the decades with each what if covered. It is an interesting concept for a […]

Posted April 22, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 1 Comment

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

This Side of Providence – Rachel M. Harper

This Side of Providence – Rachel M. Harper

Oh lord, how to start. This Side of Providence is one of those reads that transports you into the story, holds on tight and then throws you out at the end a changed reader. This is one of those rare books that can meld emotion into a world of turmoil. The path […]

Posted April 12, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 3 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

Burning Down the House – Jane Mendelsohn

Burning Down the House – Jane Mendelsohn

Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope. Not at all for me. Burning Down the House was a study of a pretentious, narcissistic and pretty much just awful family. I was expecting a moving drama in the style of The Color of Our Sky, but instead got a different version of the spoiled group in […]

Posted March 10, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Mercer Street – John Heldt

Mercer Street – John Heldt

Mercer Street is the tale of three women, Grandmother, Daughter and Grandmother, who meet a scientist who tells them he can allow them to travel back in time. With little questioning, they take this man up on his offer and Grandma decides they need to travel back to when she […]

Posted February 20, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments