100 Days of Sunlight

100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons “When life knocks you down...Get up.” I’m not a huge YA (young adult) fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one! The Premise: Tessa was in a car accident, causing her to lose her vision.  The doctors suspect it will be temporary, but the thought of approximately 100 days... Continue Reading →

Class Mom

Class Mom by Laurie Gelman Need a good chuckle?  Class Mom is funny and charming and cracked me up! The Premise: Jen has 2 older children from previous relationships, and is now married with a third child, in Kindergarten. She is a wise ass with a great sense of humor, has had a less than... Continue Reading →

Prodigal Summer

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver I have been meaning to read a Kingsolver book for well over a year, having three sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read.  I chose this one for the title alone, because it just seemed an obvious choice for summer reading.  If you are tired of fighting library hold... Continue Reading →

Good Company

Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Oh the trials and tribulations of marriages and friendships!  This book is full of them. The Premise - We meet 2 couples, Flora & Julian and Margot & David.  Sweeney weaves a story, switching between their individual stories in both the past and current day.  We watch the couple... Continue Reading →

The Paris Library

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles Two words I love in a title…Paris and Library.  This book couldn’t lose!  It’s a great piece of Historical Fiction about the American Library in Paris. The Premise – Told in 2 timelines. We learn about Odile who is working as a librarian at the American Library in... Continue Reading →

Bay Breeze (cocktail)

Bay Breeze (cocktail) A delicious summer cocktail from the Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich (pg. 253) · 2 oz light rum ·         3 oz cranberry juice ·         1 oz pineapple juice Pour ingredients into an ice-filled highball glass and stir.

People We Meet on Vacation

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry Last year I read Henry’s book Beach Read and loved it.  As a matter of fact, I just re-read that to see if it was as good as I remembered (it was).  Beach Read was an ‘enemies to lovers’ romantic trop.  People We Meet on Vacation is... Continue Reading →

28 Summers – reread

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand This was a re-read for me.  It is by far my favorite Elin Hilderbrand book, and I have read many!  I love the way she take a light beachy story and adds such believable characters that pull at my heart strings. Here is the link to my previous post on... Continue Reading →

Gin and Tonic (cocktail)

A Good Ole’ Gin and Tonic To me, this is the perfect summer cocktail.  It’s refreshing and can be mixed strong or light without much effect on the taste.  You can easily make it short or tall without having to do any confusing conversion calculations. Basic Recipe – short 1 oz GinLime WedgeIceTonic Water Fill... Continue Reading →

Ten Beach Road

Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax I love beachy books in the summer.  This book is on the Modern Mrs Darcy Summer Reading List and I had to pick it up.  I must say, it was not at all what I was expecting, it was even better. The Premise: Three strangers (Maddie, Avery and Nikki)... Continue Reading →

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