Book Review: The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti

I received a galley copy of this book from the publisher for review. This review was originally published on Bookreporter.com. Kate Moretti’s fifth novel, THE BLACKBIRD SEASON, will keep you up late flipping pages propelled to find out what happened. It is eerie and thought-provoking, suspenseful and chilling. The story…

Book Review: Where the Past Begins by Amy Tan

This review first appeared on the BookReporter but at the end I’ve added a little something I didn’t put in that review. Master storyteller Amy Tan’s new memoir, WHERE THE PAST BEGINS, is a gift to readers and writers alike. She brings us along as she riffles through bins of stuff…

Book Review: Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

This review was originally published on Bookreporter.com. Right from page one, Kaira Rouda hooks the reader in her new suspense novel, BEST DAY EVER. The story is told over the course of only one day, the day that Paul Strom has meticulously planned out, the day that he promises himself…

Book Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

As an author, I have stacks of books (serious stacks) and a fully loaded e-reader which make me simultaneously giddy and overwhelmed. I love selecting the next book I’ll read and opening (or swiping) to the first page. I eagerly dove into the advance copy of The Alice Network, ready…

Forever is the Worst Long Time

I’ve just closed FOREVER IS THE WORST LONG TIME and, after wiping my tears away, grabbed my laptop to share my thoughts. This is one of those stories that is going to stick with me. It’s sad and wonderful, heartbreaking and heartwarming. Pagan digs deep into the human experience and…

In Twenty Years Book Review

I had the privilege of reading Allison Winn Scotch’s new book, In Twenty Years, before today’s publication date. I have loved Allison’s other books including, The Theory of Opposites, so I dove into In Twenty Years eagerly and it didn’t disappoint. The story is about six close friends who live…