REVIEW: “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” by Peter Hedges

"What's Eating Gilbert Grape" by Peter Hedges Paperback, 319 pages Published Nov. 1, 1999, by Simon Schuster (first published Sept. 1, 1991) My synopsis The best answer to the question posed in the title of this book might be, "What's Not Eating Gilbert Grape?" The title character is working a menial job at a dying mom-and-pop grocery … Continue reading REVIEW: “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” by Peter Hedges

REVIEW: “Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II”

"Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II" by Robert Matzen Hardcover, 400 pages Published April 15, 2019, by GoodKnight Books ISBN: 1732273537 Synopsis Twenty-five years after her passing, Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Several … Continue reading REVIEW: “Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II”

REVIEW: “The Book Charmer (Dove Pond #1)” by Karen Hawkins

"The Book Charmer (Dove Pond #1)" by Karen Hawkins Paperback, 368 pages Published July 30, 2019, by Gallery Books My synopsis " ... just do yourself a favor; if Sarah Dove offers you a book, take it. You'll regret it if you don't." Dove Pond, N.C., is no ordinary small Southern town. Among other miracles, it's … Continue reading REVIEW: “The Book Charmer (Dove Pond #1)” by Karen Hawkins

BLOG TOUR: “The Ten Thousand Doors of January” by Alix E. Harrow (Review)

Today I'm featured on the blog tour for "The Ten Thousand Doors of January" by Alix E. Harrow. Many thanks to Compulsive Bloggers for this opportunity. "The Ten Thousand Doors of January" by Alix E. Harrow Hardcover, 384 pages Published Sept. 5, 2019, by Redhook (slated for U.K. publication Sept. 12, 2019, by Orbit Synopsis … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: “The Ten Thousand Doors of January” by Alix E. Harrow (Review)

BLOG TOUR: “A Shadow on the Lens” by Sam Hurcom (Review)

I'm delighted to take part today in Compulsive Readers' blog tour for "A Shadow on the Lens" by Sam Hurcom. "A Shadow on the Lens" by Sam Hurcom Hardcover, 288 pages Published Sept. 5, 2019, by Orion Publishing Group My synopsis When a forensic photographer is called to investigate the brutal death of a young … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: “A Shadow on the Lens” by Sam Hurcom (Review)

REVIEW: “A Light in the Desert” by Anne Montgomery

"A Light in the Desert" by Anne Montgomery Paperback, 286 pages Published Nov. 6, 2018, by Treehouse Publishing/Amphorae Publishing Group (first published May 27, 2015) ISBN: 1732139113 My synopsis A Vietnam veteran struggling with mental illness, a pregnant teen with a facial deformity and a group of religious zealots are thrown onto a backdrop of the Arizona … Continue reading REVIEW: “A Light in the Desert” by Anne Montgomery

REVIEW: “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center

"Things You Save in a Fire" by Katherine Center Hardcover, 320 pages Slated for publication Aug. 13, 2019, by St. Martin's Press ISBN: 1250047323 My synopsis Firefighter Cassie Hanwell has a successful career in Texas that takes a detour when her semi-estranged mother in Massachusetts calls to ask for her help. Cassie must fight more … Continue reading REVIEW: “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center