#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: How Fires End by Marco Rafalà

Reviewer: Annie Horsky McDonnell Release Date: October 15, 2019 Summary: A dark secret born out of World War II lies at the heart of a Sicilian American family in this emotional and sweeping saga of guilt, revenge, and, ultimately, redemption. After soldiers vacate the Sicilian hillside town of Melilli in the summer of 1943, theContinue reading “#BookReview: How Fires End by Marco Rafalà”

#BookReview, #Excerpt, #Giveaway & #HolidayReads: Mistletoe at the Lakeside Resort by Susan Schild

Reviewer: Annie Horsky McDonnell Release Date: Today. October 25, 2019 Summary: USA Today Bestselling author Susan Schild writes heartwarming and funny novels about women over 40 having adventures, falling in love and finding their happily ever afters. The soon to be released MISTLETOE AT THE LAKESIDE RESORT is a Christmas novella and the third bookContinue reading “#BookReview, #Excerpt, #Giveaway & #HolidayReads: Mistletoe at the Lakeside Resort by Susan Schild”

#BookReview: Beneath Pale Water by Thalia Henry

Reviewer: Annie McDonnell Summary: Set amidst the physical and psychological landscapes of New Zealand’s southern hills and grasslands, Beneath Pale Water is a social realist and expressionistic novel that follows a triangle of three damaged individuals – a sculptor, a vagrant and a model – who have grown calcified shells against the world. Their searchContinue reading “#BookReview: Beneath Pale Water by Thalia Henry”

#AuthorInterview: Bette Lee Crosby author of “Memory House”

I always enjoy speaking with Bette Lee Crosby. It is a very comfortable conversation, as if I have been friends with her all of my life.  Bette is one of the kindest, most easy going people I know. Tonight we spoke about her novel, “Memory House”, which is my favorite of her stories. It willContinue reading “#AuthorInterview: Bette Lee Crosby author of “Memory House””

#AuthorInterview: Sherrie Orvik, author of “Killer Secrets”

Thank you for joining us last night for Sherrie Orviks Interview. I had so much fun discussing her novel “Killer Secrets”. If you missed it, be sure to watch it! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sherrieorvik Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/sherrieorvik Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mustangsherrie/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19003304.Sherrie_Orvik Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sherrie-Orvik/e/B07Q1LBFLT?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1569670222&sr=8-1 You can follow her on Spotify to hear the soundtrack for Killer Secrets, as wellContinue reading “#AuthorInterview: Sherrie Orvik, author of “Killer Secrets””

#AuthorInterview: Diana Y. Paul, author of “Things Unsaid”

Thank you for joining us for Diana’s interview on September 12th! I’m apologize for the delay in posting. Diana is very smart woman, and so very interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with her during this interview, and so did the members of our group. So many member are now reading her book! She writes withContinue reading “#AuthorInterview: Diana Y. Paul, author of “Things Unsaid””

#BookReview: The Art Of Remembering by Alison Ragsdale

Reviewer: Annie McDonnell Summary: Professional ballerina, Ailsa MacIntyre, is at the peak of her career when her world is shattered by a shocking diagnosis. Life-saving surgery leaves her with a fractured memory, little recollection of her husband, Evan, and none of her career as a principal dancer. While recuperating at home, Ailsa hears beautiful musicContinue reading “#BookReview: The Art Of Remembering by Alison Ragsdale”

#AuthorInterview: Hank Phillippi Ryan author of The Murder List

Hank Phillippi Ryan is a force of nature! I was truly honored to interview her, because she is a woman doing it all so superbly and it is just breathtaking! You have to watch our interview to get to know Hank better! I just read both “The Murder List” & “Trust Me” and I wasContinue reading “#AuthorInterview: Hank Phillippi Ryan author of The Murder List”

#BookReview: So Long As We’re Together by Glenda Burgess

Reviewer: Annie McDonnell Both Serena Soape & I Reviewed this Book. You can find her find her review by simply Searching the book title in the Search Field. We hope you enjoy both points of view. Summary: Two little girls, holding hands and singing in the back seat of a car. There for each other,Continue reading “#BookReview: So Long As We’re Together by Glenda Burgess”