The Magnolia Palace

I’m a big Fiona Davis fan. I really enjoy the historical topics she chooses. They’re generally about less known events or about historical places that she creates stories around. She always incorporates real characters into her books and includes great links for more information around the people and places she writes about. In The Magnolia…

A Flicker in the Dark

Chloe Davis has spent her whole life trying to fix herself, and now as a 32 year old psychologist she helps others to fix themselves. While she’s tells herself she’s doing better these days, her family’s past is never far from her mind. Twenty years ago, her father kidnapped and killed six girls in their…

The Roughest Draft

Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen haven’t spoken in four years, since they put the finishing touches on their bestselling novel. Now, to fulfill their contract, they’ve been thrown back together to write one final book. What could go wrong? Is it just me or does anyone get major Beach Read by Emily Henry vibes?…

The School for Good Mothers

This review really pains me to write as it was one of my most anticipated for January 2022. The School for Good Mothers is being touted as a new The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s part speculative fiction, part science fiction, and really focuses on the the plight of motherhood. Especially in today’s society where everyone has…

One Step too Far

I read Before She Disappeared earlier this year, and it was my very first Lisa Gardner book. I loved it and was determined to read more from Gardner. I actually didn’t get around to any of her backlist this year, but I did find out that Frankie Elkin was coming back and I was stoked!…

Desolation Canyon

Detective Nolan and the gang are back in the second installment of the Detective Margaret Nolan Series and I am here for it! It’s no secret that I enjoy solid crime and police procedural books the best. Especially when I don’t know what I feel like reading, they can always pull me out of a…

Reckless Girls

Ever since her mom passed away Lux’s life has been in limbo. She’s moved to Hawaii with Nico, her boyfriend with promises of sailing the open seas to anywhere their heart desired. Except they haven’t exactly been sailing, and instead she’s stuck on the island with what feels like no way out. That is until…

Twenty Years Later

I am a huge fan of Charlie Donlea’s Rory Moore/Lane Phillips’ series and so I was extremely excited to get an Advanced copy of Donlea’s upcoming releases Twenty Years Later. One of my favorite things about Donlea’s writing is that characters from his series tend to make small appearances in his standalone books. It really…

Olympus, Texas

This is the epitome of a family drama, and really the entire plot revolved around the internal drama that is the Briscoe family. This story is 100% about the character’s emotional baggage and coming to terms with who they are as people. While it promises to hold quite a bit of mythology references, unless you…

The Maid

Buckle in for an unpopular opinion. Molly the maid, works at a hotel, as you guessed, it a maid. Molly loves her job as a Maid and getting to ‘return rooms to a state of perfection’ is the highlight of her day. She loves keeping things clean and her attention to detail makes her perfect…