Judgment Detox

One of my reading goals for 2020 is to read more self development books.  I decided to start with this one because it has been sitting on my shelf since it came out in 2018.  In all honesty, I think I pre-ordered it to be sure I got it as soon as it came out,... Continue Reading →

Montana 1948

Montana 1948 Technically a novella, this book packed a lot of story in just 175 pages.  The premise:  The narrator, David, is an adult, telling the story of the summer he was 12, living in Montana.  His father is the sheriff, his grandfather was previously the sheriff and his uncle is a doctor. It was... Continue Reading →

The Stationary Shop

The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali This is such a beautiful book!  I expected the story to be a little lighter than it was, but I’m not complaining!  And, I have to mention, another great epigraph! “They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise.... Continue Reading →

Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander This is one of my favorite dessert-y drinks.  It’s best enjoyed on a cold winter evening, while settled in with a good book... next to a fire, if possible. 1 part Brandy 1 part Half and Half 1 part Creme de cacao Shake it with some ice and strain into the glass of... Continue Reading →

All We Ever Wanted

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Griffin What chaos one photograph can cause.   The Premise: All it took was one inappropriate photo of a passed-out high-school student at a party to wreak havoc on the lives of all those involved. Lyla didn’t think she had drank that much, but ends up passed out at a... Continue Reading →

City of Girls

The City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert This is Gilbert’s newest release, from 2019.  There was a lot of buzz about this one, which sometimes makes me nervous the book isn’t going to live up to the hype. Luckily, it does! The Premise:  Vivian is 89 years old, telling the story of her life living... Continue Reading →

A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Family drama, humor and romance all wrapped up in one heart-warming story.   The premise: A.J. is a widower who lives alone above his bookstore. He is crotchety and set in his ways, but life has other plans.... Continue Reading →

Winter Storm/Winter Solstice

Winter Storm/Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand These are books 3 & 4 of the series.  I made it! I finished Winter Solstice on Christmas day.  The last 2 books of the series continue on in the same fashion, chapters alternating between several narrators, filling us in on the lives of the family I have grown... Continue Reading →

Winter Stroll

Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand This is book # 2 of Hilderbrand’s winter series.  I took a peak at some of the reviews and comments on these books and while the series did not get stellar reviews, I must say I’m loving them.  The narration alternates between all the characters, allowing them all to tell... Continue Reading →

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