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 →

Downstair Girl

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee I’m not a huge fan of young adult novels, however, I have picked up some good ones lately.  The Downstairs Girl is best described as young adult historical fiction that opened my eyes to racial issues beyond those of black vs white. The Premise – Jo is a young... Continue Reading →

The Divines

The Divines by Ellie Eaton I went to a very small public school in a rural town, so in some ways this book was like stepping into another world. The Premise - The story is narrated in 2 timelines, present day Joe (Josephine) and her teenage life as a Divine....a student at a posh boarding... Continue Reading →

Fire Keeper’s Daughter

Fire Keeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley I don't read a lot of Young Adult books but I'm glad I picked this one up! I was advised that audio might be a good way to go for this one and it was. If there are going to be non-english words or an accent, audio can add... Continue Reading →

Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave If I hadn't heard someone wax poetic about this book, I probably wouldn't have picked it up because I'm currently going through a "please, no more WWII books" phase. However, I'm glad I ignored myself and listened to the recommendation. The premise - it's a WWII love story,... Continue Reading →

Writers & Lovers

Writers & Lovers by Lily King You know those books with a lot of plot? You suspensefully turn the pages to find out what is going to happen? Yeah, this isn't one of those. This is definately a character driven book. The Premise: Casey is 31 years old. Her mother recently died, she had a... Continue Reading →

The Tourist Attraction

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler After the last two books, it's time for a super light read to give the brain a break! Although, if you're anything like me, you may shed a few tears. The premise: Zoey has been scrimping and saving to make her dream of an Alaska vacation a reality. When... Continue Reading →

Uncomfortable Conversations

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho I first became aware of this book and of Acho when I watch an interview he did with Brene Brown. I'm a huge fan of Brene, but I don't follow everything she does and therefore can't recall how the video ended up on my screen. However,... Continue Reading →

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