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The Last Grand Duchess

Book Review The Last Grand Duchess by Bryn Turnbull The Romanov family has long held fascination for many of us. The last Tsar and his family, disappearing in the middle of the night. Stories of bullets bouncing off clothes lined with jewels, and countless imposters claiming to be one of the daughters. And while we all know the true and …

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Her Hidden Genius

Book Review Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict Her Hidden Genius is the best of Marie Benedict! Impeccably researched and beautifully written, this story uncovers the incredible life of a woman history overlooked. (Keep reading for the full book synopsis.)

The Ex-Husband

Book Review The Ex-Husband by Karen Hamilton It’s an offer she can’t refuse… and can’t escape. Charlotte is an ex-con. But her past is catching up with her. And when she’s invited aboard a luxury yacht to act as a personal assistant, she realizes that someone else on board knows what she’s done. And they won’t be happy until they …

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Must Love Books

Book Review Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson Must Love Books was the first story I finished in the New Year, and it couldn’t have been a better pick. This debut novel is a lovely and layered read, exploring mental health, self-worth, happiness, and survival in the workplace. And I, for one, absolutely adored it. (Keep reading for synopsis.)

Courageously Expecting

Book Review Courageously Expecting by Jenny Albers I’ve been following along with popular blogger, Jenny Albers, for several years now. She writes about grief and the messy, broken reality of pregnancy loss. But through the obvious pain, her words shine with faith and an abundance of hope. This unwavering honesty about loss and her courage to walk forward in faith …

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Antoinette’s Sister

Book Review Antoinette’s Sister by Diana Giovinazzo We’ve all heard of Marie Antoinette. But have you heard of her sister, Charlotte? This new historical fiction from Diana Giovinazzo, explores the life of Maria Carolina of Austria. Charlotte is sister to Antoinette and Queen in her own right. This fictionalized retelling of her life and reign proved an utterly fascinating account …

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The Maid

Book Review The Maid by Nita Prose Have you ever met one of those characters that have stayed with you long after reading? That, for me, is Molly Gray. Endearing and unique, her voice ripples off the pages of The Maid. This is one book you won’t want to miss. (Review continued below.) About The Maid: A dead body is …

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Tacos for Two

Book Review Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant Could this cover get any cuter? This bookworm picks her books by their covers, and lately I am all about these illustrated ones! Tacos for Two is an eye-catching and super sweet romance, perfect for those looking for a light and clean read. (Keep reading for the full synopsis!) Reader’s Thoughts: …

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The Spanish Daughter

Book Review The Spanish Daughter by Lorena Hughes Two of my favorite genres are historical fiction and mystery. And when a book manages to weave those two together in an equally satisfying way, it makes for a particularly enjoyable read! About The Spanish Daughter: As a child in Spain, Puri always knew her passion for chocolate was inherited from her …

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Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2021

The Top Ten Books I Read in 2021 **This post also contains affiliate links; as an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.** The end of 2021 is quickly approaching, which means it’s time for all the TOP TEN lists! This post is compiled of my personal favorites read within 2021. These books could be published any year (not just …

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