#Book Review #Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other. Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson’s taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, […]

#Sunday Morning Reading for Kids # Munchy Munchy Cookbook for Kids by Pierre Lamielle

What makes good food taste good? A team of tastes and flavors of course! Fun illustrations and quirky characters bring the kitchen to life. Join Pierre Lamielle on a kitchen adventure as he introduces you to the Munchy Munchy Gang, a team of characters here to educate kids on the art of cooking and the […]

#Teen Tonic #Book Review #Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card

“Are you really a thief?” That’s the question that has haunted fourteen-year-old Ezekiel Blast all his life. But he’s not a thief, he just has a talent for finding things. Not a superpower–a micropower. Because what good is finding lost bicycles and hair scrunchies, especially when you return them to their owners and everyone thinks […]

#Book review #Bringing down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

Set in England, 1879, Bringing Down the Duke is an unusual historical romance. The main character, Annabelle Archer is a daughter of an impoverished country clergyman, which is fairly typical for the genre, but she is also among the first group of female students at Oxford University and is a political activist of the suffragette […]

#Book Review # The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept , in silence sealed; – The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed. ‘Evening Solace’ by Charlotte Brontë Bella Ellis’s charming historical mystery is set in Haworth Parsonage and its neighbouring villages, Yorkshire, summer of 1845. All four surviving children […]

# Book Review # Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard

The Book Blurb: From the bestselling, multiple prize-shortlisted novelist Catherine Ryan Howard comes an explosive story about a twisted voyeur and a terrible crime… PLAYAndrew, the manager of Shanamore Holiday Cottages, watches his only guest via a hidden camera in her room. One night the unthinkable happens: a shadowy figure emerges onscreen, kills her and […]

#Book review #The other end of the line by Andrea Camilleri

Sadly, Andrea Camilleri is not with us anymore. He passed away on July 19th, 2019, at the age of 93. ‘The end of the line’ is Number 24 in his most famous series of books that focus on Inspector Salvo Montalbano. From the book blurb: A wave of refugees has arrived on the Sicilian coast, […]

#Book review #Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Emily is used to putting other people’s needs before her own. She dropped out of college to put her boyfriend through his expensive law school. He was supposed to help her after the graduation, but as soon as he got his new and shiny degree, he decided to break up with her and cancelled their […]

Book Review The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames

Make new friends, but keep the old One is silver and the other’s gold ***** From the book synopsis: An insightful and sparkling novel that opens on a college campus and follows the friendship of four women across life-defining turning points Assigned to the same suite during their freshman year at Quincy-Hawthorne College, Lainey, Ji […]

#Book review #The Passengers by John Marrs

The premise of this clever and well-written sci-fi thriller, set in the UK in a very near future, is fascinating. The AI that controls eight driverless cars moving to their different destinations is hacked, the destinations are reprogrammed, as the passengers become a hostage to a mysterious and seemingly omniscient Hacker who informs them that […]

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