What are you going to do for your Second Act? Will your life continue as it always has or are there going to be changes? Second Acts by Teri Emory explores what a group of friends have in store for their Second Acts.
What is your Best Day Ever? Have you ever thought about it? Your wedding day? The birth of a child? In Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda Paul is planning the Best Day Ever for his wife Mia but will it be her idea of the best day?
Sometimes secrets have the potential to do so much harm if they are revealed that you keep them even from the people you tell everything to. The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachel Johns explores what happens when these secrets are revealed to your closest friends.
Cafe By the Sea by Jenny Colgan is a great little book after a stressful week. It is a story of a young woman that is chasing her dream but she is not sure what her dream really is. It is a quick read that helps erase a bad day.
Young Jane Young is an excellent read!! It grabbed me & wouldn’t let me go! I was only going to read a chapter & ended up reading the whole book in an afternoon which, in my eyes, is the mark of an excellent book!!
Do you ever dread reading books that are favorites of others? I do, there is nothing worse than being excited about a book and after reading ti wondering what you missed because it didn’t leave you with the same feeling as what feels like the rest of the world. Luckily for readers The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a book that lives up to its hype.
I am a sucker for books about books or loving books or the power of books. Books are near and dear to my heart so it was not a surprise that I couldn’t wait to read How to Find Love In a Bookshop. And the book did not disappoint! How to Find Love in a Bookshop is the perfect book for when you are looking for a heart warming read. This is a book that feels like a warm hug and when you are finished you are satisfied and content with what you read.
Do you like books that make you laugh at the ridiculousness of life? Are there things that you really wish you could say but you don’t? Class Mom is a book that takes an every day thing, being a Mom of an elementary school student, and makes you laugh at how intense parents can be.
Jen, former groupie and single mother, has embarked on a new life as wife and class mother for her youngest son. To survive she sends snarky emails to the intense kindergarten parents. She gains friends, enemies, a trainer, and a chance to flirt with a high school crush. In the end it is a story of growing up and deciding what is truly important. It is my favorite kind of book for summer or a relaxing weekend, a book that makes you laugh with characters you recognize from your life or characters that you wish were in your life.
Beach books…. Books to read on a long, relaxing day at the beach or really anywhere on vacation or when you want to feel like you are on vacation. Beach books are some of my favorite books- they are fun, no pressure, soothing books that help you escape the every day. The characters are often people you recognize from your own life or people you would like in your life (at least in my favorite beach books). The beach book reviews I’m sharing today have the added bonus of being set primarily at the beach.
Summer seems to be a time for love and weddings. I had the pleasure of reading 2 books with wedding in the title: A French Wedding by Hannah Tunnicliffe and The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Grinder. Both examine relationships and are an enjoyable read for a vacation day.
In A French Wedding by Hannah Tunnicliffe old friends get together to celebrate a 40th birthday in France lives are reexamined. Choices made long ago are questioned and the spouses, partners, and siblings found in their mix struggle to find a place in the group. A story of life, love, and deep friendship that is perfect read for a summer day.
Sometimes family is not what you expect and The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Grinder looks at the strained relationships of half-siblings. All their life Paul and Alice have resented their older, glamorous half-sister Eloise for her rich father. When Eloise gets married Alice is in the wedding party and Paul is forced to attend. this forces all of them to look at the truth in their lives and reevaluate relationships. A story of family, loyalty, and recognizing the truth and love.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.