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The Simplicity of Cider
3.74
it was amazing
Like her previous books--THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE and LUCK, LOVE & LEMON PIE--Amy E. Reichert has masterfully mixed food (in this case, cid ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2016
 
Everything We Keep (Everything #1)
3.86
it was amazing
In EVERYTHING WE KEEP Kerry Lonsdale brilliantly explores the grief of loss, if we can really let go of our great loves, and if some secrets are bette ...more
Dec 18, 2015
Dec 19, 2015
 
The Orphan's Tale
4.01
it was amazing
With lovely writing and a compelling premise, where the threats of WWII loom and the circus plays the unlikely protector, Pam Jenoff's The Orphan's Ta ...more
not set
Jan 24, 2017
 
The Neighbors
3.93
it was amazing
Secrets never stay buried forever...and in Hannah Mary McKinnon's suspenseful domestic novel, THE NEIGHBORS, this truth leads to the dramatic unravell ...more
not set
Nov 08, 2017
 
Close Enough to Touch
3.98
it was amazing
In CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH we meet Jubilee Jenkins, who has a life-threatening allergy to human touch, and Eric Keegan, a good guy whose life isn’t goin ...more
May 24, 2016
Oct 07, 2015
 
Luck, Love & Lemon Pie
3.28
it was amazing
Amy E. Reichert’s LUCK, LOVE, AND LEMON PIE delves into the complexities of marriage and what we’re willing to do for the ones we love. With relatable ...more
Feb 18, 2016
Jan 20, 2016
 
Don't You Cry
3.57
it was amazing
Like both THE GOOD GIRL and PRETTY BABY, DON'T YOU CRY is dark and twisty, with enough "Have I figured this out...or not?" moments to keep you flippin ...more
Mar 2016
Jan 06, 2016
 
The Middle of Somewhere
3.82
it was amazing
THE MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE by Sonja Yoerg is about a young woman, Liz, who hikes the John Muir Trail, dragging a lot of personal baggage with her...but t ...more
Feb 19, 2016
Feb 19, 2016
 
The Secret Ingredient of Wishes
3.68
it was amazing
With THE SECRET INGREDIENT OF WISHES Susan Bishop Crispell has created a magical world where secrets are baked into pies, wishes do come true, and sec ...more
Jul 31, 2015
Dec 19, 2015
 
Not That I Could Tell
3.54
it was amazing
In Jessica Strawser’s sophomore novel, NOT THAT I COULD TELL, we’re transported to Yellow Springs, Ohio—a charming small town, and the sort of place w ...more
not set
Dec 13, 2017
 
The Good Widow
3.76
it was amazing
With THE GOOD WIDOW Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke prove, once again, to be a winning writing duo who know how to craft compelling characters, settings, ...more
Apr 25, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
 
Things to Do When It's Raining
3.48
it was amazing
Marissa Stapley’s THINGS TO DO WHEN IT’S RAINING is evocative, wise and infused with heart. A deeply moving story about family, love and loss, it show ...more
not set
Nov 05, 2017
 
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
3.69
it was amazing
THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE is the story of Lou, a Milwaukee chef and restaurant owner, and Al, a British, somewhat sour restaurant reviewer, who ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2015
 
Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things, #1)
3.76
it was amazing
Ballerinas doing VERY BAD things ... Blurbed as “Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars,” this high-drama, deliciously dark and absolutely addictive boo ...more
Apr 26, 2015
Nov 24, 2014
 
Station Eleven
4.03
really liked it
4.5*
There was so much to love about this book -- a commercial premise (the end of the world as we know it), but the writing was beautiful and literary
...more
Feb 08, 2015
Dec 21, 2014
 
Little Miss Evil
4.00
it was amazing
I was lucky enough to read an early version of LITTLE MISS EVIL, and it's the book I can't wait to read to/with my daughter! Fun and fearless, Fiona m ...more
not set
Jan 16, 2015
 
The Status of All Things
3.47
it was amazing
THE STATUS OF ALL THINGS explores how we navigate our relationships in this modern world full of social media updates, and how we could miss the best ...more
Sep 02, 2015
Sep 03, 2015
 
The Husband Hour
3.87
it was amazing
In THE HUSBAND HOUR, Jamie Brenner has crafted a poignant story about the turmoil of secrets and the redeeming power of the truth. Delving into comple ...more
not set
Dec 22, 2017
 
The Marriage Lie
3.94
it was amazing
Perfect for domestic suspense fans, Kimberly Belle's THE MARRIAGE LIE is a compulsive read, full of twists and turns and surprises, with an ending wor ...more
Jan 2017
Apr 13, 2016
 
We Are All Made of Molecules
3.87
it was amazing
I loved this one. A quick read with a lot of personality and heart!
May 07, 2015
May 07, 2016
 
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
4.26
it was amazing
By the time I read ME BEFORE YOU there was already quite a bit of hype, so I went in with big expectations – usually a surefire way for me to end up d ...more
not set
Dec 21, 2014
 
Before I Go
3.80
it was amazing
Colleen Oakley has mastered the balance between laughter & tears with BEFORE I GO -- Yes, it's a book about cancer. Specifically about 27-year-old ...more
Dec 21, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
 
What Alice Forgot
4.07
it was amazing
Liane Moriarty is a new find and a new fave author for me. She writes what I consider to be quintessential women's fiction--she captures the challenge ...more
not set
Apr 07, 2014
 
The Husband's Secret
3.93
really liked it
This one gets a 3.5 star for me overall BUT a 4 star for her writing/characterization. I generally love everything Liane Moriarty writes -- her charac ...more
Jan 18, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
 
The Year We Turned Forty
3.49
it was amazing
If you could go back ten years in time for a do-over, would you? A great question at the centre of this great book: the talented Liz and Lisa have don ...more
May 21, 2016
Jan 22, 2016
 
From Scratch (Blue Plate, #1)
3.83
it was amazing
Charming and as sweet as the much-talked about peach cobbler throughout the book, Goodman has created a heartwarming story about family, second chance ...more
Aug 29, 2015
Jan 11, 2015
 
Pretty Baby
3.74
it was amazing
This book is as dark and twisty as THE GOOD GIRL, and Mary Kubica once again wows with her ability to create tension, as well as characters you can't ...more
Jul 04, 2015
Jul 02, 2015
 
The Vacationers
3.15
liked it
3.5*
This started strong for me with all the elements I love in a story: quirky family, great voice(s), armchair travel, mastery of prose. The middle m
...more
Jan 30, 2016
Jan 25, 2016
 
Sour Grapes (Blue Plate, #2)
4.25
it was amazing
Fun, smart and sexy, Goodman's SOUR GRAPES is perfect for those who love wine, and characters who don't fit into predictable boxes. I loved Margaret's ...more
Jul 25, 2016
Jul 25, 2016
 
Eight Hundred Grapes
3.57
A great family saga set in a vineyard, with just enough angst between characters to keep tension up, fantastic wine-making details, and a satisfying e ...more
Jun 16, 2016
Jun 17, 2016
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