My Plain Jane

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows This will be short because there isn’t a lot that needs to be said. The Premise:  A Jane Eyre retelling with a supernatural twist (aka ghost hunters).  As an extra special detail, Charlotte Brontë was a character in the retelling of her own book.  I... Continue Reading →

Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The premise -  A secret duel between two illusionists.  They have been training for this competition since they were children.  Little do they know, only one can make it out alive. And where would such a dual take place? Why yes, in a magical circus that arrives without warning... Continue Reading →

First Frost

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen It’s time for FALL READING!!!  I love this time of year.  It’s perfect for both light books with a hint of magical realism and creepy thriller/ crime books. This book is solidly in the first camp. This is a sequel to Garden Spells, but if you didn’t read it,... Continue Reading →

The Poacher’s Son

The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron Another crime thriller with a lot of “outdoorsiness”. The Premise: Set in the Maine wilderness, we meet Game Warden Mike Bowditch.  We know he had a rocky upbringing, has been having women problems and he is losing his temper with people at work.  Then, after receiving a voicemail from... Continue Reading →

Vanishing Edge

Vanishing Edge by Claire Kells I seem to be reading a bunch of crime thrillers recently and I really enjoyed this one because I love a good wilderness book…when the environment is almost a character itself. The Premise: Welcome to Sequoia National Park where ranger Hux happens upon an abandoned campsite…or should I say "glampsite". ... Continue Reading →

In Five Years

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle Oh what a story…filled with characters I loved! The Premise:  Dannie is a type A person. She has the perfect career, the perfect (for her) boyfriend and a sweet, generous and larger than life best friend.  She is loving her life because it is going exactly according to her... Continue Reading →

Sworn to Silence

Sworn to  Silence and more by Linda Castillo I am loving this crime series.  There are currently 22 books in the series I have read the first three and plan to keep going.  If you like a crime series like Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache books, these should be right up your alley. The Premise:  Meet... Continue Reading →

Pride and Premeditation

Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah PriceThis is yet another Jane Austen retelling and this one was so much fun to read.A cozy mystery meets Pride and Prejudice…I don’t think I can say anything more. Pick up a copy and see what you think!

Cover Story

Cover Story by Susan Rigetti This book was recommended to me by my librarian and it was indeed a great pick for me. The Premise: Lora has failed out of college (and is hiding that fact from her parents) when she gets an internship at ELLE magazine.  Working as an intern she meets and befriends... Continue Reading →

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