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Are You Sara?

Book Review Are You Sara? by S.C. Lalli Two women named Sara each get into a rideshare. . . but only one makes it home alive. Which Sara was the real target? Reader’s Thoughts: The premise of this story started out really strong. I was immediately captivated by the hook — two girls named Sarah, who accidentally get into the …

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The Librarian Spy

Book Review The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin Librarians and spies… need I say more? This WWII historical fiction is an inspiring tale of courage and hope, set amidst the backdrop of German occupied France, and neutral Portugal.

The Bodyguard

Book Review The Bodyguard by Katherine Center Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But she’s an Executive Protection Agent (aka “bodyguard”). Hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker, she may be in for more …

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The It Girl

Book Review The It Girl by Ruth Ware A dark academia tale involving a decade old murder of a roommate. But as Hannah searches for answers to put her own troubled conscious at rest, can she trust those closest to her?

The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip

Book Review The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip by Sara Brunsvold A few months ago, I had the privilege of being a part of the cover reveal team for The Extraordinary Death of Mrs. Kip on Instagram. Ever since then, I’ve been eagerly looking forward to reading Sara Brunsvold’s debut novel! Reader’s Thoughts: I read this book in practically one …

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Where The Last Rose Blooms

Book Review Where the Last Rose Blooms by Ashley Clark Sometimes, you just need a book where you know that at the end of the story, everything is going to be okay. That’s the strength of historical Christian romance novels like Where The Last Rose Blooms. Within the first chapter, you know who the main characters love interests are and …

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The German Wife

Book Review The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer The New York Times bestselling author of The Warsaw Orphan returns with a gripping novel inspired by the true story of Operation Paperclip: a controversial secret US intelligence program that employed former Nazis after WWII. (From the publisher.) Reader’s Thoughts: The German Wife may be my new favorite historical fiction read from 2022. With its breathtaking characters and research, …

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For Those Who Are Lost

Book Review For Those Who Are Lost by Julia Bryan Thomas The Island of Guernsey, 1940. Parents are faced with a heartbreaking decision: send their children away to England alone, or risk the inevitable Nazis invasion and all that it may hold. This heart-breaking and emotional read touches upon the long-lasting effects of war and the split-second decisions that can …

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When the Day Comes

Book Review When the Day Comes by Gabrielle Meyer Libby has been given a powerful gift: to live one life in 1774 Colonial Williamsburg and the other in 1914 Gilded Age New York City. When she falls asleep in one life, she wakes up in the other. While she’s the same person at her core in both times, she’s leading …

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Counterfeit

Book Review Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen (From the publisher) For fans of Hustlers and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, the story of two Asian American women who band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise—an incisive and glittering blend of fashion, crime, and friendship from the author of Bury What We Cannot Take and Soy Sauce for Beginners. Reader’s Thoughts: Counterfeit was a thoroughly entertaining read! The story follows two main characters: …

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