Spring House

The Spring House by Mary Ellen Taylor I really enjoyed this light and quick read. I feel like I’ve been reading darker books recently and needed a break.  This was perfect.  And, it was one from my Spring BIGR (Books I’m Gonna Read) list. The Premise: Megan is pregnant and single (sadly, her fiance died).... Continue Reading →

The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher I am a huge fan of another Pilcher book, Winter Solstice.  So when I heard someone mention that she is most known for her 1987 release, The Shell Seekers, I had to check it out. The Premise:  The story is centered around the family of Penelope Keeling, a loving... Continue Reading →

Don’t Overthink It

Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel Anne Bogel is one of my favorite podcasters.  I get so many of my book recommendations from her and her podcast, What Should I Read Next.  This is her 3rd book, and yes I own them all. Her first, Reading People was a great overview of personality types &... Continue Reading →

Mint Julep (Cocktail)

Mint Julep It’s spring and the mint is coming up.  But because the temps are still a little chilly, it’s nice to have a drink that feels light but is still a little warming.  A nice mint julep fits the bill. Ingredients: 2 oz bourbon 2 tsp simple syrup 3-4 mint leaves In a Rocks... Continue Reading →

Garden Spells

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen   I really enjoyed this slightly witch-y book.  I would describe the story as ‘The Language of Flowers’ meets ‘Practical Magic’. The Premise:  At the heart of this story is the Waverley family.  Claire still lives in the family home, tending the garden and using the flowers from the... Continue Reading →

Saint X

Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin If you watch the news, you may have heard similar stories occuring in places such as Aruba and Myrtle Beach...disturbing tales of teenage girls gone missing from vacation locations. The Premise: Alison disappears on the last night of her family vacation on Saint X.  Alison is a college student, vacationing... Continue Reading →

Verity

Verity by Colleen Hoover A book about books & writing turns creepy and twisted in this romantic thriller (who knew that was even a genre)! The Premise: Lowen is approached by a lawyer for a famous writer and the writer’s husband Jeremy.  The writer, Verity Crawford is unable to complete a series of popular novels.... Continue Reading →

Spring 2020

Spring 2020 - My 5BIGR I read a lot of books and often I chose my next book on a whim.  However, I find certain books just need to be read in certain seasons.  So each season, I identify a few books that, no matter how many other good books come my way, these are... Continue Reading →

Her Last Goodbye

Her Last Goodbye by Melinda Leigh The second Morgan Dane book… Morgan and Lance continue to work together with help from Lance’s business partner and father-figure, Sharp.   The Premise: A young mother of two, Chelsea, is missing.  Her husband hires Morgan and Lance to find her. The story alternates between Morgan/Lance, as they work together... Continue Reading →

Spring Fling

Spring Fling I was in the mood for a light, fruity cocktail.  I looked at the contents of my refrigerator and my bar and this is what I made...I call it a Spring Fling. I love it because it can easily be altered to create other variations. Chambord (raspberry liquer) Sparkling Wine Fresh Raspberries In... Continue Reading →

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