Posts Tagged: ARC

Sep 21 2017
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Review for Magnolia Nights by Ashley Farley

Review for Magnolia Nights by Ashley Farley

 

 

 

 

Magnolia Nights is a wonderful story that takes us through three generations of women set in beautiful southern town, with large antebellum homes and a mystery to uncover all wrapped up together, and Farley’s writing pulled me in the start. After the few chapters, I knew this was going to be one of those books I couldn’t put down.

Ellie has recently inherited her Grandmother’s rather large estate in Charleston. She hasn’t seen nor heard a single word from this women since she was a child, so it was all really stranger to her. Now, Ellie doesn’t remember much from her childhood before she went to live with her father, and some of what she does remember though is filled …

Sep 18 2017
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Review for The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz

Review for The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz

 

 

 

 

 
The Midnight Dance was one of my anticipated reads for the year, and I have always had a soft spot for ballet, so of course I had to get my hands on it. So, I was so excited to get a chance to read it so soon. I will warn that there isn’t as much ballet as I would have hoped but in its place was a thrilling ride of twist and turns and I wasn’t disappointed at all.

The story centers around Penny who has been attending the Grande Teatro, where she is one of twelve ballerinas. This is the only place that Penny has ever know, but her memories start changing, and they don’t make sense. She sets out …

Sep 11 2017
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Review for The Silent Fountain by Victoria Fox

Review for The Silent Fountain by Victoria Fox

 

 

 

 
The Silent Fountain is a gothic and historical romance with a little bit of suspense mixed too. This house has some sinister things going on it. What more could I ask for?

Fox takes us back and forth between Vivien Lockhardt in the 70’s and Lucy Whittaker in the present, and it done so with such grace that it flows right into each other. Never confusing, just completely enthralling and with a pace that kept me turning the pages to see what was going to happen. Vivien is one those characters who you love, but then you want to hate all at the same time. In the end, I found Vivien to be a wonderful woman, and felt her story deep …

Sep 07 2017
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Review for Half Past by Victoria Helen Stone

Review for Half Past by Victoria Helen Stone

 

 

 

 

Half Past is about a woman whose life has been turned upside down by 4 words spoken by her mother, “You’re not my daughter.” Hannah’s mother has been diagnosed with dementia and she has come home to help take care of her. While visiting one day, her mother says to her that she isn’t her daughter, and she just kinda plays it off on her dementia. But while she was going through some papers in the family home, she finds a paper that makes her question what her mother had said to her was the truth. And it was, she was blood related to the mother who had raised her. Her sisters have always thought of her as the wild …

Sep 04 2017
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Review for Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

Review for Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

 

 

 

 

I had a 5th grade teacher who loved Shakespeare so we read a lot of his work, and this being a retelling of Much Ado About Nothing made me so curious about it and the era of time is one of my favorites. So, Speak Easy, Speak Love was a fantastic and fun read for me.

Beatrice has been sent to live with her Uncle who happens to run a speakeasy in the basement of his home, which she did not know about till she got there. Since the speakeasy isn’t doing so good, her new found friend Hero and cousin has the idea to throw a big party to see if they would be able to save it. So much …

Aug 28 2017
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Review for Depth of Lies by E.C. Diskin

Review for Depth of Lies by E.C. Diskin

 

 

 

 
Depth of Lies was a fantastic read. These women were all so very different. They were moms, wives, but they all were all the best of friends. And even though they had all moved away from each other one by one, they stayed in touch. And when Shea drowned, they came together once again, but her death didn’t make sense to them. Shea’s life on the outside seemed perfect, but it wasn’t. From what it seemed none of their lives were. They all had their own secrets. And this story takes us through their secrets and they affect each of them, and learning what their friendships endured.

There are quite a few women in this, so I’m going to mention …

Aug 25 2017
22

Review for Madness by Zac Brewer

Review for Madness by Zac Brewer

 

 

 

 

This is my first book from Brewer and I knew what I was getting myself in when I read the blurb, but the pure bluntness of the main characters thoughts made my heart hurt. But it was so good, now on to the story itself.

Brooke has just come home from a stay at a mental rehabilitation facility. She is pretending that everything is great, which is a lie. She’s is lying to her parents, and ever her long time best friend. Brooke is not okay, she is planning on taking her life when no one expects her too. Brooke does return to school and meets a new student, who happens to be a guy who also has tried to take …