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 →

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 →

The Family Upstairs

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell This was one of my 5BIGR (Books I’m Gonna Read) this winter.  I have been trying to read this book for months, but it keeps getting pushed to the side for book club reads and library checkouts.  I finally picked it up and whoa...I loved it! The Premise -... Continue Reading →

Such A Fun Age

Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid This book has been getting lots of hype.  And I have to say, I was a little under-whelmed while I read it, but now I keep finding myself thinking about it after the fact (a sure sign of a good book). The Premise:  We have a privileged white... 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 →

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 →

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 →

The Gifted School

The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger “Wise and addictive...a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud page-turner and an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class.”  -The New York Times Oh the drama… Four families, all vying to get their children enrolled in a new school for the gifted.  What could go wrong? It may not come as a surprise... Continue Reading →

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