#AuthorInterview & #Giveaway: Meet Barbara Artson and learn more about “Odessa, Odessa”

Q: What first sparked your interest in writing “Odessa, Odessa”? Oh my! That goes back some 40 years when I was a graduate student in English Literature at San Francisco State University pursuing an academic degree.  My concentration was the 19th century novel, particularly, Charles Dickens.  I was drawn to his compassion for the underdog, theContinue reading “#AuthorInterview & #Giveaway: Meet Barbara Artson and learn more about “Odessa, Odessa””

#BookReview: True to Me by Kay Bratt

Reviewer: Serena Soape Date of Release: December 10, 2019 Summary From the bestselling author of Wish Me Home comes a breathtaking novel about the secrets that families keep and one woman’s illuminating search for the truth. Quinn Maguire has a stable life, a fiancé, and what she thinks is a clear vision for her future.Continue reading “#BookReview: True to Me by Kay Bratt”

#BookReview: Love, Jane by Katie Blanchard

Reviewer: Serena Soape Date of Release: November 12, 2019 Summary: Jane always longed for security and thought she found it when she married Stewart. When stress takes a toll on their marriage, she hires yoga instructor Shana to help him, but finds that sometimes inviting a stranger into your home means they never leave. TossedContinue reading “#BookReview: Love, Jane by Katie Blanchard”

#BookReview: The Butterfly Recluse by Therese Heckenkamp

Reviewer: Serena Soape Date of Release: August 13, 2019 Summary: Learning to love is like learning to fly . . . Eccentric. Weird. Crazy. Whatever people call her, Lila doesn’t mind. Most of the time. She finds solace in her sheltered world by raising butterflies and surrounding herself with their gentle beauty. They’re all sheContinue reading “#BookReview: The Butterfly Recluse by Therese Heckenkamp”

#BookReview & #HolidayReads: Alone for the Holidays by Vivien Mayfair

Reviewer: Serena Soape Date of Release: July 16, 2019 Summary: Snow is falling hard near the picturesque town of Woodstock, Vermont, with its scrumptiou bakeries, brightly lit storefronts, and twelve-foot Main Street Christmas tree. Romance is in the air for everybody except spicy Russian Clara Neverov, recently divorced, bitter, and alone for the holidays. AsContinue reading “#BookReview & #HolidayReads: Alone for the Holidays by Vivien Mayfair”

#BookReview: Now That You’ve Gone by Fiona Gartland

Reviewer: Annie Horsky McDonnell Date of Release: October 19, 2019 Summary: “I’ve witnessed many sordid things in my life. As a stenographer at the Criminal Courts of Justice, I thought I’d seen how low a human being might stoop. But one week into O’Malley v O’Malley and I’d decided there was nothing uglier than aContinue reading “#BookReview: Now That You’ve Gone by Fiona Gartland”

#BookReview: The Shape of the Atmosphere by Jessica Dainty

Reviewer: Annie Horsky McDonnell Date of Release: November 2016 Summary: Gertie MacLarsen believes she was given ugliness at birth. Growing up in an estranged home, the only times she feels beautiful are the nights her father comes in to show her the stars. The day of her 16th birthday, the same day that Sputnik traverses the sky,Continue reading “#BookReview: The Shape of the Atmosphere by Jessica Dainty”

#BookReview & #Giveaway: Hounds of the Basket Stitch (Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries #11) by Anne Canadeo

Reviewer: Serena Soape Release Date: October 29, 2019 Giveaway: Autographed Print Copy. Please leave comment below by Sun., Nov. 3, 2019 to qualify. Summary: The Black Sheep Knitters come to the aid of two sisters–one a victim and one a suspect . . . Maggie Messina knows that knitting is not only enjoyable, it alsoContinue reading “#BookReview & #Giveaway: Hounds of the Basket Stitch (Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries #11) by Anne Canadeo”