Book Review: The Year I Left by Christine Brae

Carin Frost doesn’t understand what’s happening to her. A confident businesswoman, wife, and mother, she begins to resent everything about her life. Nothing makes sense. Nothing makes her feel. Maybe it’s the recent loss of her mother in a tragic accident. Or maybe she’s just losing her mind. Enter Matias Torres. As their new business partnership thrives, so does their friendship – and his interest in her. Carin is determined to keep her distance, until …

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Book Review: 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do

Title:  13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do Author:  Amy Morin Release Date:  December 31, 2018 Publisher:  William Morrow Source:  Edelweiss International bestselling author and leading global expert on mental strength Amy Morin turns her focus to feminism, explaining what it means – and what it takes – to be a mentally strong woman in the age of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. (Goodreads) Review:   Amy Morin’s first book was 13 Things That Mentally …

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Book Review: No Exit by Taylor Adams

Title:  No Exit Author:  Taylor Adams Release Date:  January 15, 2019 Publisher:  William Morrow Source:  Review copy provided by the publisher On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado.  With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers. …

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Book Review: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Title:  The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Author:  Stuart Turton Release Date:  September 18, 2018 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Landmark Source:  NetGalley Evelyn Hardcastle will die.  Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle.  But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others… The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery …

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Book Review: After I’ve Gone by Linda Green

Title:  After I’ve Gone Author:  Linda Green Release Date:  July 27, 2017 Publisher:  Quercus Source:  Amazon Vine On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount receives the devastating news that she hasn’t got long left to live. She doesn’t hear it from a doctor, though. She discovers it when her Facebook timeline skips forward eighteen months and friends and family start posting tributes to her, following her death in a terrible and mysterious accident. At …

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Book Review: Dead on Arrival by Matt Richtel

Title:  Dead on Arrival Author:  Matt Richtel Release Date:  August 1, 2017 Publisher:  William Morrow Source:  Edelweiss A mysterious disorder threatens to destroy the world in this high-concept thriller from Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Matt Richtel, which combines medical science, cutting-edge technology, and breathtaking suspense in the vein of Michael Crichton. Moving at a breakneck pace from the labs of the Centers for Disease Control to the secret campus of Google X to …

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Book Review: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Title:  The Bone Witch Author:  Rin Chupeco Release Date:  March 7, 2017 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire Source:  NetGalley When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family.  Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community.  But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and …

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Blog Tour: The Well Path by Jamé Heskett

Title:  The Well Path: Lose 20 Pounds, Reverse the Aging Process, Change Your Life Author:  Jame HeskettRelease Date:  March 8, 2016Publisher:  Harper WaveSource:  Review copy provided by TLC Book Tours Lose twenty pounds and reverse the aging process in just sixty days with this clinically proven, holistic lifestyle plan from an anti-aging expert whose clients include some of New York City’s most successful women. Most diets don’t work because they restrict food intake and put …

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Book Review: A Hot Glue Gun Mess by Mr. Kate

Title:  A Hot Glue Gun Mess Author:  Mr. KateRelease Date:  June 16, 2015Publisher:  William Morrow PaperbacksSource:  review copy received from the publisher In this beautiful paperback edition featuring French flaps, hugely popular lifestyle blogger, YouTube star, and designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects – woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes. My Review: While I’m not what you’d call a crafty person, I do …

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The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel #BookReview

Title:  The Forgotten Girls Author:  Sara BlaedelRelease Date:  February 3, 2015Publisher:  Grand Central PublishingSource:  ARC received via a Goodreads First Reads giveaway In a forest in Denmark, a ranger discovers the fresh corpse of an unidentified woman. A large scar on one side of her face should make the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing.  After four days, Louise Rick – the new commander of the Missing Persons Department – is still without …

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The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle #BookReview

Title:  Accident Season Author:  Moira Fowley-DoyleRelease Date:  August 18, 2015Publisher:  Kathy Dawson BooksSource:  Penguin Random House First Reads program It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, …

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The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips #BookReview

Title:  The Beautiful Bureaucrat Author:  Helen PhillipsRelease Date:  August 11, 2015Publisher:  Henry Holt & CompanySource:  Publisher provided eARC In a windowless building in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into something known only as The Database.  After a long period of joblessness, she’s not inclined to question her fortune, but as the days inch by and the files stack up, Josephine feels increasingly anxious in her …

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