Katerina by James Frey

My copy of KATERINA is underlined and dog-eared. It left me crying on the last page and wrenched emotion from me on every page. I loved returning to James Frey’s writing style from A MILLION LITTLE PIECES (which I will now reread). It’s poetic and powerful, breaking the rules of…

Book Review: Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

This review of SURPRISE ME by Sophie Kinsella was originally posted on BookReporter.com. In classic Kinsella fashion, I was intrigued at the epigraph, hooked at the prologue and laughing out loud by page one. At one point in the first chapters, I was laughing so hard that it drew attention…

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: Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave

I wrote this review for bookreporter.com – an incredible hub of book news and reviews and contests … check them out! I was given this book by the publisher to review. HELLO, SUNSHINE is out today, July, 11. Happy Release Day, Laura! Not only do I love the cover of…