The War Outside by Monica Hesse – Review

The War OutsideThe War Outside by Monica Hesse has an expected publication: September 25th, 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and is a young adult historical fiction novel. It’s 1944, and World War II is raging across Europe and the Pacific. The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado–until they were uprooted to dusty Texas, all because of the places their parents once called home: Germany and Japan. Continue reading

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle – Review

The Dinner ListThe Dinner List by Rebecca Serle has an expected publication date of September 2018 by Flatiron Books. At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends within her utterly captivating novel, THE DINNER LIST, a story imbued with the same delightful magical realism as One Day, and the life-changing romance of Me Before You.
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Sons of Blackbird Mountain: Blackbird Mountain #1 by Joanne Bischof – Review

Sons of Blackbird Mountain (Blackbird Mountain, #1)Sons of Blackbird Mountain: Blackbird Mountain #1 by Joanne Bischof was published on July 3rd, 2018 by Thomas Nelson and is a historical romance novel. When Aven Norgaard leaves Norway to serve as housekeeper to her late husband’s cousins in Appalachia, she expects lads in need of care, not three grown men—each in need of a wife and bound by a powerful brotherhood. As the men carve out a living by brewing artisan liquor, young Haakon’s pursuit tempts Aven’s lonely spirit . . . but it is his deaf brother, Thor, whose silent strength shows her the depths of real love. Continue reading

Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously by Kelly Balarie

Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live VictoriouslyBattle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously by Kelly Balarie has a publication date of July 3rd, 2018 by Baker Books. We don’t know what’s coming tomorrow, and usually we live unprepared, just going through the motions of life and practicing a reactive rather than proactive faith. This means that when trouble inevitably comes, we find ourselves mired in disbelief, uncertainty, and doubt rather than ready to endure and triumph over trials. Who wants to live that way? In discouragement, fear, and defeat?
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Chrissy à la Carte by Genevieve Lerner – Review

Chrissy à la CarteChrissy à la Carte by Genevieve Lerner was published on May 8th, 2018. Chrissy’s life has completely fallen apart and if she doesn’t figure it out soon, she’ll definitely be homeless, broke, and a giant failure for the rest of her life. Probably.

A year after college graduation, Chrissy ends up where she hoped she would never find herself: back on her parents’ doorstep. She magically lands a job at the Netflix show “Let’s Cook! with Derrick Longjohns,” and prays it will be a one-way ticket to her dream culinary school. Continue reading

Shameless King by Maya Hughes – Review

Shameless KingShameless King by Maya Hughes has a scheduled release date of June 2018. Deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance. Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. The highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history.  Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…

After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just returned to my life, she crashed into it like a wrecking ball…into my college kingdom, into my class, and smack dab into the seat next to mine. My new lab partner to be exact. Continue reading