Four Aunties and a Wedding

Meddy Chan and the aunties are back and this time they’re not planning just any wedding, they’re planning Meddy’s wedding to Nathan! Not wanting her family to do all the work for the wedding, Meddy has decided to hire vendors for the big day. Before Meddy and Nathan can even start to look for vendors,…

One Italian Summer

I read Rebecca Serle’s The Dinner List a few years ago when it was a Book of the Month pick and I loved it. Then In Five Years came out and once again, Serle was able to toy with my emotions once again. At this point she’s an auto-buy author for me and if you…

The Appeal

This is an interesting one y’all! Told entirely through emails and text communications we follow two young lawyers as they try to determine who might be guilty of murder based solely on emails, messages, and letters. Tasked with finding out who the real victim is and who is being imprisoned falsely, we get a glimpse…

A River Enchanted

Rebecca Ross is known for her YA fantasy book, and while this is her first venture in Adult fantasy, it’s also my first experience with her writing. It’s being compared to House of Earth and Blood and The Witch’s Heart, but it really gave me Name of the Wind meets Outlander vibes. It’s not a…

Woman Last Seen

Two women, of very different backgrounds, go missing in the same week. Leigh Fletcher has been happily married for 10 years with two step boys. She left for work and never returned. Kai Janssen, is married to a wealthy Dutch business man who seems to have just vanished. Both husbands are distraught and both are…

The Bright Side Running Club

Keira has just had her life turned upside down when she’s given the news that she has Breast Cancer. She’s determined to keep living her life the way she has been, but soon finds herself overwhelmed by treatment, expectations, and the doubts in her head. Enter Tasmin, who is also going through treatment and convinces…

Just Like the Other Girls

After her mother dies, Una is trying to get her life back on track. She stumbles upon a job as a live-in helper to elderly Elspeth McKenzie. While the job itself isn’t exactly what Una had in mind, her room & board is covered, and she’s making enough month to start saving for her dream…

The Resting Place

Eleanor suffers from prosopagnosia (face blindness) which prevents her from recognizing any familiar face. She’s had this her entire life and has learned to cope with it by recognizing specific physical features, mannerisms, and voices. When Eleanor goes to her weekly dinner with her Grandmother, Vivianne, she witnesses Vivianne’s murder. Unfortunately, Eleanor’s condition makes it…

The Keeper of Night

I’m a huge fan of YA fantasy, but I think I’ve decided I’m not a huge fan of fantasy duologies. I have started to notice, at least in the duologies I have read recently, is a big issue with pacing. Most fantasy stories need time to develop and establish world-building. I find that the first…

The Lighthouse Witches

My second witchy read of the year! There is something about fall that makes me crave stories with spooky, atmospheric, and witchy vibes. The Lighthouse Witches was the perfect fit and would be a great rainy day read. Filled with plenty of Nordic folklore and covering the witch trials during King James VI’s reign in…