ARC Review: Bethlehem by Karen Kelly

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: With the writing chops of Ian McEwan and the story-craft of Lisa Wingate, Karen Kelly weaves a shattering debut about two intertwined families and the secrets that they buried during the gilded, glory days of Bethlehem, PA. A young woman arrives at the grand ancestral home of her husband’s family, hoping … More ARC Review: Bethlehem by Karen Kelly

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone … More Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Book Review: The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: When her grandmother’s will wrenches Sara back home from New Orleans, she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever did in life. After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags’s ramshackle B&B in … More Book Review: The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton

ARC Review: The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Bestselling, beloved author of The Charm Bracelet spins a tale about a lost young woman and the family recipe box that changes her life. Growing up in northern Michigan, Samantha “Sam” Mullins felt trapped on her family’s orchard and in their pie shop, so she left with dreams of making … More ARC Review: The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman

Mini Review: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The instant New York Times bestselling novel… Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from … More Mini Review: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

ARC Review: A French Wedding by Hannah Tunnicliffe

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: A French Wedding is a delicious novel about six college friends reuniting on the coast of Brittany to celebrate one of their own’s fortieth birthday. With sumptuous food and plenty of wine, the table is set for tricky romantic entanglements, fiery outbursts, and a range of secrets. Readers who loved The … More ARC Review: A French Wedding by Hannah Tunnicliffe

ARC Review: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family’s Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she’s purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack … More ARC Review: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Official Synopsis from Amazon: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t … More Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult