Fiction

Readalong: The Violin Conspiracy

January 2024 Readalong The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb What better way to start a new year, than with a new readalong? For our January 2024 readalong, we will be buddy reading The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. This contemporary novel is a mix of fiction and mystery, with compelling characters, family drama, and a …

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The Exchange

Book Review The Exchange by John GrishamFiction | Mystery | Legal Thriller The Firm is one of my favorite Grisham novels. When news hit that we were expecting a sequel to the bestselling story, I immediately headed to NetGalley to see if I could grab an advance copy. Grisham is an auto-buy author for me, …

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The Connellys of County Down

Book Review The Connelly’s of County Down by Tracey LangeFiction | Literary Fiction I will openly admit that general fiction and literary fiction aren’t genres I find myself naturally drawn toward. So when an advance copy of The Connellys of County Down landed on my doorstep a few months ago, I was hesitant to pick …

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Widowland

Book Review Widowland by C.J. CareyAlternate History | Historical Fiction | Dystopian “An eerie story of “what if” that explores how some systems of female control cherished by the Nazis would have developed in a German-occupied England.” — Sourcebooks Reader’s Thoughts: Alternate history novels have always been a source of absolute fascination for me. I …

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Hello Stranger

Book Review Hello Stranger by Katherine CenterContemporary Romance | Fiction Hello Stranger is the sort of absolutely delightful read I’ve come to expect and love from Katherine Center! With a twist on the familiar “amnesia storylines” in which the heroine can’t remember who she was in love with, Hello Stranger features a young woman, Sadie, …

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The Housekeepers

Book Review The Housekeepers by Alex HayMystery | Historical Fiction The night of London’s grandest ball, a bold group of women downstairs launch a daring revenge heist against Mayfair society in this dazzling historical novel about power, gender, and class. Reader’s Thoughts: The blurb for this novel gave me all the Downtown Abbey meets Ocean’s …

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Second Shot

Book Review Second Shot by Cindy DeesMystery | Thriller Helen Warwick is a recently retired CIA assassin who just wants to settle down and reconnect with her family. The only problem? She’s the one being targeted now… Reader’s Thoughts: Second Shot is the exciting new start to a brand new series. Packed with action, this …

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Cassandra in Reverse

Book Review Cassandra in Reverse by Holly SmaleFiction | Time Travel | Romance Reader’s Thoughts: I have been all about time travel books lately and the premise and adorable cover for this new release, Cassandra in Reverse by Holly Smale, absolutely captured my imagination. Unfortunately, I had a bit of a rough start with this …

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The Revenge List

Book Review The Revenge List by Hannah Mary McKinnonThriller | Mystery Thriller While in anger management, Frankie makes a list of individuals who have wronged her over the years. But when each of those individuals encounters “accidents” — increasing in severity — Frankie begins questioning whether something else is going on. Reader’s Thoughts: The Revenge …

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