Upcoming Books: Eternal Life by Dara Horn

I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book from W.W. Norton Publishers. I was excited to read this because of the great reviews I was hearing about it. The premise for this book is that Rachel can't die, but she wants to. After living two thousand years and watching children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, lovers, husbands,… Continue reading Upcoming Books: Eternal Life by Dara Horn

Book Review: The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

In Baltimore, Maryland, 1944, Tess DeMillo finds herself pregnant and alone. Her only way of escape is to break off her engagement to the love of her life and marry the father of the baby which forces her to leave her hometown and move to Hickory, North Carolina. Married to a complete stranger, she soon… Continue reading Book Review: The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

Upcoming Books: “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin

I received this book as an Advanced Readers Copy from Penguin Random House and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to read it before its publication. I originally had applied for the book because the publisher was giving away a black canvas bag with the cover art on it and it… Continue reading Upcoming Books: “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin

Book Review: Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty

Serafina returned in the third installment of Robert Beatty's epic Biltmore series and she did not disappoint. I love the imagination that went into the creation of this character and her story. I live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, an easy hour drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and I absolutely obsess… Continue reading Book Review: Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty

Upcoming Books: Deadly Cure by Lawrence Goldstone

I received Deadly Cure by Lawrence Goldstone as an Advanced Reader's Copy from W.W. Norton in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! I loved this book. It had a very Sherlock Holmes-ish feel to it. I enjoy a good mystery and this book contained all the proper elements of a classic whodunnit. This book… Continue reading Upcoming Books: Deadly Cure by Lawrence Goldstone

Book Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

I really enjoyed this book. It is a new book that was published June of this year. I listened to the audio and thoroughly enjoyed it. The book goes back and forth between the lives of two women navigating life in the midst of two different world wars. Charlie is a 19-year-old unmarried pregnant college… Continue reading Book Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Themes & Treats Book Club: A Book That Intimidates You

What makes a book intimidating? It could be how big the book is. I'm sorry, Moby Dick is how long? Or maybe it's the subject matter. Let's face it, a book on philosophy is not everybody's cup of tea. Whatever the reason, there are millions of books that intimidate readers of all ages and backgrounds,… Continue reading Themes & Treats Book Club: A Book That Intimidates You

Upcoming Books: “Paris in the Present Tense” by Mark Helprin

I received an ARC of "Paris in the Present Tense" by Mark Helprin. Thank you to W.W. Norton. I really have a mixed review here. I have heard good things about Helprin's writing and I was not entirely disappointed on that front. On one side Helprin's writing is phenomenal. He has this incredible ability to… Continue reading Upcoming Books: “Paris in the Present Tense” by Mark Helprin