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”

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)

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

REVIEW: “The Spies of Shilling Lane” by Jennifer Ryan

"The Spies of Shilling Lane" by Jennifer Ryan Kindle edition, 368 pages Published June 4, 2019, by Crown ASIN: B07K62LGW8 My review Great Britain is deeply entrenched in World War II, and it's against this dismal backdrop that the haughty Mrs. Braithwaite receives divorce papers from her cheating husband. Because of the stigma surrounding divorced … Continue reading REVIEW: “The Spies of Shilling Lane” by Jennifer Ryan

REVIEW: “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly

"Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly Paperback, 502 pages Published Feb. 28, 2017, by Ballantine Books ISBN: 1101883081 Synopsis "'Father loved the fact that a lilac only blossoms after a harsh winter ... It's a miracle all this beauty emerges after such hardship, don't you think?'"Caroline Ferriday "Lilac Girls" is the story of three women, … Continue reading REVIEW: “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly

BLOG TOUR: “The Goodbye Café (Hudson Sisters #3)” by Mariah Stewart — Review

I have returned to bring you my stop on the blog tour for "The Goodbye Café," the final installment in Mariah Stewart's Hudson Sisters trilogy.  This blog tour is hosted by Simon and Schuster's Gallery Books.Many thanks to Hannah Payne, associate publicist for Gallery Books, for inviting me to participate!THE GOODBYE CAFÉThe Hudson Sisters series, … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: “The Goodbye Café (Hudson Sisters #3)” by Mariah Stewart — Review