Book Review: Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll

On a muggy night in 1978, a Florida State University sorority girl decides to not go out with her friends—a decision that saves her life. In the early morning, Pamela investigates a noise in the house, sees a man leaving, and discovers a brutal crime. With her sorority sisters brutally murdered, Pamela finds herself in […]

Book Review: Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo

Flor Marte can predict the exact day when a person will die, so when she arranges a “living wake” for herself, her family assumes the worst. Over three days Flor, her three sisters, and two younger cousins will all delve into the stories of their family. As the timeline goes from the rich past of […]

Book Review: Happiness Falls by Angie Kim

20-year-old Mia’s life has just been upended. Her father is missing and the only person who may have the answer is her younger brother, Eugene. But Eugene has a rare genetic condition, Angelman syndrome, and is nonspeaking. As a search party is organized to scour the nearby woods where Eugene and Mia’s dad take their […]

Book Review: The St. Ambrose School for Girls by Jessica Ward

Sarah doesn’t really fit in with the carefully cultivated girls of private school St. Ambrose. On the surface, Sarah wears black, isn’t wealthy, and is socially awkward. Her mother—always looking for an angle to advance her own status in life—submitted an essay Sarah wrote and now Sarah is a St. Ambrose girl. But while Sarah […]

Book review: Planes, Train, and all the Feels by Livy Hart

Planes, Trains, and All the Feels is a dual POV romcom that follows two characters trying to get across the U.S. but facing barriers every step of the way. Cassidy is rushing to California for her sisters wedding. As the maid of honor, she’s got things to do in order to help her sister have […]

Book Review: The Girls of Summer by Katie Bishop

As a teenager, Rachel spent a summer on a remote Greek island. She soaked up the sun, made new friends, partied, and fell in love. Alistair was twenty years Rachel’s senior and worked for a wealthy businessman. Rachel and her friends were soon invited to parties at the home of the illustrious Henry Taylor and […]

Book Review: No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister

Wow! The first time I read a book by Erica Bauermeister I had intended to skim the 1st chapter only and ended up powering through it in 5 hours (and I am a slow reader!). Once again, I was sucked into her book and emerged hours later, completely amazed at the journey I’d just taken. […]

Book Review: Next! By Joanne Lipman

The business world is full of stories of people who made huge shifts in their career track and celebrated massive success. Whether they were following their dreams, a seemingly sudden impulse, or just recognized a new opportunity and veered onto that course, something called to those people enough that they gave up comfort for a […]

Book Review: How I’ll Kill You by Ren DeStefano

This is the story of Jade, her first love, and her first time. But Jade isn’t her real name. And this isn’t so much about her first sexual experience as her first murder. Jade (also known as Sissy, though that’s not her real name either) has come to Rainwood, AZ for her first kill. She […]

Book Review: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

Houses remember. That is how The Villa opens. Once you read about Villa Aestas, you’ll have no doubts! Emily and Chess’s lifelong friendship is feeling the strain of their stressful and diverging lives. Fresh from a divorce, Emily jumps at the chance for an Italian getaway with her friend. Six weeks in the a high-end […]