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Book Review: Almost Home

Plot: Madisen eloquently analyzes some of life’s universal themes within the framework of a house. Whether it’s the garden, the bedroom, or the front porch, Madisen takes you into her own “home,” sharing some of the most intimate parts of her life so that you might also, someday, feel free to share some of yours.Continue reading “Book Review: Almost Home”

Book Review: A Trade in Tears

Plot: Morag, “Mo” has it all. A happy go lucky, free-spirited student and martial arts enthusiast, she’s on top of the world until she finds Cindy beaten and bloodied in the graveyard – ultimately shining a light into unknown shadows of her own childhood. Cindy, eighteen with her whole future in front of her, hasContinue reading “Book Review: A Trade in Tears”

BookClub Reads: The Mango Season

Plot: Every young Indian leaving the homeland for the United States is given the following orders by their parents: Don’t eat any cow (It’s still sacred!), don t go out too much, save (and save, and save) your money, and most important, do “not” marry a foreigner. Priya Rao left India when she was twentyContinue reading “BookClub Reads: The Mango Season”

Book Review: Love Boat Taipei

Plot: “Our cousins have done this program,” Sophie whispers. “Best kept secret. Zero supervision.” And just like that, Ever Wong’s summer takes an unexpected turn. Gone is Chien Tan, the strict educational program in Taiwan that Ever was expecting. In its place, she finds Loveboat: a summer-long free-for-all where hookups abound, adults turn a blindContinue reading “Book Review: Love Boat Taipei”

Book Review: A Nice Girl Like Me

Plot: Emily Drummond has just finished her degree and the world is her oyster. She can do anything she wants. So when she marries Andrew, 19 years her senior, after knowing him less than 6 weeks, eyebrows are raised. Is this a case of marry in haste and repent at leisure? Is Andrew having aContinue reading “Book Review: A Nice Girl Like Me”

Book Review: Sunshine and Secrets

Plot: Welcome to The Paradise Cookery School – a place where dreams, and chocolate, are made! When newly heartbroken chef Millie Harper is offered a job overseeing the launch of The Paradise Cookery School she jumps at the chance. Leaving her ex behind Millie jets off to the hilltop cocoa plantation in St Lucia. DespiteContinue reading “Book Review: Sunshine and Secrets”

Book Review: Charming

Plot: They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that’s great… as long as you don’t die. Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all: top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart. Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and aContinue reading “Book Review: Charming”

ARC Book Review: Questions of Perspective

Plot: No one knew it at the time, but April 19, 2011, was the most important day in the history of the world. After his only friend and colleague, John Manta, disappears without a word, Dave Randall further entrenches himself in the humdrum life of an unenthusiastic lawyer. But once he begins to understand whatContinue reading “ARC Book Review: Questions of Perspective”

BookClub Reads: Flatshare

Plot: Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met. After a bad breakup, Tiffy Moore needs a place to live. Fast. And cheap. But the apartments in her budget have her wondering if astonishingly colored mold on the walls counts as art. Desperation makes her open minded, so she answers anContinue reading “BookClub Reads: Flatshare”

Book Review: Dreaming Of Venice

Plot: Find love, friendship and prosecco – in the magical city of Venice Life is tough for Penny. A dead end job in a London café, a boyfriend in Australia (what could go wrong?) and an art career going nowhere. But then Penny is approached with an extraordinary proposition. It isn’t going to be easyContinue reading “Book Review: Dreaming Of Venice”

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