Fiction

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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The Messy Lives of Book People

Book Review The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick When a famous author, Essie Starling, passes away, she leaves a shocking request for her housecleaner — to complete her final novel. But can Liv finish it in time? And better yet, can she unlock Essie’s secrets and give her characters the perfect ending they deserve? Reader’s Thoughts: Give …

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The Surgeon’s Daughter

Book Review The Surgeon’s Daughter by Audrey Blake Ready for one of my most anticipated reads of 2022? The Surgeon’s Daughter is the follow-up novel to The Girl in His Shadow (which was one of my favorite reads from 2021!) Last year, I completely fell in love with this moving and inspirational story, and I wasn’t ready to part ways …

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What Remains True

Book Review What Remains True by Nancy Naigle A corporate businesswoman escaping her past… A rodeo bull rider who vows not to be distracted for the best season of his life… A little girl who’s never met her father… And three months that might just change each of their lives.

Sweet Reads March Box Review

Book Box Review March Book Box Review from Sweet Reads Hello, bookfriends! If you’ve been following The 52 Book Club over on Instagram, you may have noticed that I recently participated in revealing the Sweet Reads Book Box for March. I was chosen as one of the Sweet Reads Box spring reps, and I’m super excited to share the March …

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Lessons in Chemistry

Book Review Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus “Children, set the table. Your mother needs a moment to herself.”

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.)

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.)

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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