Tag Archives: women’s fiction

How to Find Love In a Bookshop

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.

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Class Mom Book Review

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 Book Reviews

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.

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Summer Wedding Book reviews

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.

Fitness Junkie Book Review

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza is published today!!! It is one of my favorite books published so far this year!! It is light and fun and made me laugh!! A perfect book for the beach or a long weekend!

Janey runs a successful Bridal Company with her best friend Beau. She thinks they are the very best of friends, as close as siblings, until one day he decides she is to fat and forces her out of the company until she loses weight. With the help of her best friend she embarks on a journey through the high intensity New York City fitness scene of the very rich. She stumbles into the latest, most exclusive fitness class but all is not as it seems.

A celebration of true friendship and finding in a world looking for perfection.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.

One Good Thing Book Review

Do you like reading series? Do you wait for the series to be complete and read them all at once or do you read them as they are published? I like to read an occasional series and usually read them as they are released , feels like catching up with old friends. One Good Thing by Wendy Wax is book 5 in Ten Beach Road Series and provides a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends.

Wendy Wax has again written a novel that feels like you are relaxing with good friends. The gang from the Do Over tv show are back and things are not going well, they are in a battle with the network for their tv show. As they fight the network they are living in Bella Flora and trying to piece the rest of their lives together. Avery is trying to make a go of it with Chase but his stubbornness and teenage sons are making it a battle. Kyra is still torn between wanting Daniel in Dustin’s life and wanting to avoid Hollywood and the paparazzi that seem to follow. Maddie is happy with Will but can’t seem to stop mothering to live her own life. Nikki is about to have twins and Joe and his family are trying to help but she’s too scared to let them in. Add in newly broke heiress Bitsy and her dog and the scene is set. Friends and love help make sure there is One Good Thing to be thankful for each day even when everything else seems to be collapsing.

This is a great series for reading on vacation or on a long weekend!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.

My Not So Perfect Life Review

Hello World!!! I’m going to try this blogging thing again. I’m going to change it up and focus on what makes my mornings sweet – BOOKS with a touch of travel, food, and wine occasionally thrown in.

Starting back with a favorite book that was released this winter, My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella. I love Sophie Kinsella, especially her stand alones, and this book did not disappoint.

Cat has always dreamed of living in London and now she is and she’s working at what should be her dream job. But thing aren’t exactly working out as she planned and somehow she’s helping her dad with a new moneymaking scheme on the farm she grew up on. When Demeter, her London boss, shows up things take an unexpected turn. Full of life and humor and learning that life isn’t always what it looks like on Instagram. Reading this is like talking to a friend. Perfect for a long weekend or your beach bag!!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.

Highly recommended.