Author Mindy Mejia demonstrates new dance move, discusses “grip-lit”

Yesterday afternoon, I traveled with three fellow Book Swap pals to Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, where we attended a reading and signing by "Everything You Want Me to Be" author Mindy Mejia. First off, I wanna say that Mindy is hilarious. She told us how, while making breakfast for her two young children … Continue reading Author Mindy Mejia demonstrates new dance move, discusses “grip-lit”

Review: “The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress” by Ariel Lawhon

"The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress" by Ariel Lawhon 304 pages, Doubleday Published Jan. 14, 2014 ISBN: 038553762X "Everything in this city is based on favors. In one way or another." So says Stella Crater, wife of New York Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater, in "The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress." On Aug. 6, … Continue reading Review: “The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress” by Ariel Lawhon

Review: “The Mother’s Promise” by Sally Hepworth

"The Mother's Promise" by Sally Hepworth 336 pages, St. Martin's Press Expected publication date: Feb. 21, 2017 ISBN: 1250077753 Single mom Alice Stanhope and her 15-year-old daughter Zoe are leading a safe, insulated existence that's turned upside down when Alice is diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer. The prospect of losing her mother only serves to … Continue reading Review: “The Mother’s Promise” by Sally Hepworth

Review: “The Lost Woman (Louise Rick, #6)” by Sara Blaedel

"The Lost Woman (Louise Rick, #6)" by Sara Blaedel 304 pages, Hatchette Published Feb. 7, 2017 (first published Nov. 7, 2014, in Denmark) ISBN: 1455541079 Inspector Louise Rick, head of the elite Special Search Agency in Denmark's National Police Department, finds herself entangled in a case that becomes rather personal in "The Lost Woman." Her colleague … Continue reading Review: “The Lost Woman (Louise Rick, #6)” by Sara Blaedel

Review: “Love and Gravity” by Samantha Sotto

"Love and Gravity" by Samantha Sotto ebook, Ballantine Books Published Feb. 7, 2017 ASIN: B01DRXCPP4 "There were two things that Isaac had come to rely on in this world: numbers and Andrea. On the surface, they were polar opposites. The first existed in the universe of logic, the other in the realm of magic and dreams. … Continue reading Review: “Love and Gravity” by Samantha Sotto

Review: “Right Behind You (Quincy & Rainie, #7)” by Lisa Gardner

"Right Behind You (Quincy & Rainie, #7)" by Lisa Gardner 400 pages, Dutton Published Jan. 31, 2017 ISBN: 0525954589 Young siblings Telly and Sharlah Nash are separated after Telly kills their drug-addled father, who's just stabbed their alcoholic mother to death. Now, nine years later, both are living in foster homes. Telly is about to age … Continue reading Review: “Right Behind You (Quincy & Rainie, #7)” by Lisa Gardner