Restoration House by Kennesha Buycks – Review

Restoration House: Creating a Space That Gives Life and Connection to All Who EnterRestoration House by Kennesha Buycks

Rediscover the heart of your home and your story. Home is meant to be a place to belong. A place to gather and connect. A place of beauty. A place to restore your soul. Creating a restored home—the kind that you and your loved ones want to return to again and again—is as much about making everyone who enters feel cared for and comfortable as it is about creating a beautiful space.

In Restoration House, home decor and lifestyle guide Kennesha Buycks of Restoration House blog shows you how to embrace your home and your story as you create mindful spaces that give life to you, your loved ones, and all who enter. Continue reading

The Perfect Fraud by Ellen LaCorte – Review

The Perfect FraudThe Perfect Fraud by Ellen LaCorte

IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO SEE THE TRUTH?

Motherhood is tough. But then, so is daughterhood. When we first meet Claire, she’s living in Sedona, Arizona with her boyfriend Cal and ducking calls from her mother. Her mom is a world-class psychic on the East Coast and Claire doesn’t want her to discover the truth. Claire works in the family business and calls herself a psychic, but she doesn’t really have “the gift” and hasn’t for a long time. She’s a fraud.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Rena, a young mother, has family issues of her own. She’s divorced and her four-year-old daughter, Stephanie, suffers from mysterious, seemingly incurable stomach problems. No matter how many specialists Rena drags her to, no matter how many mommy-blog posts she makes about her child’s health issues, trying to get help and support from her online community, Stephanie only gets sicker. Continue reading

The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine – Review

The Last Time I Saw YouThe Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine 

The internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrishfollows that success with an addictive novel filled with shocking twists about the aftermath of a brutal high-society murder.

Dr. Kate English has it all. Not only is she the heiress to a large fortune; she has a gorgeous husband and daughter, a high-flying career, and a beautiful home anyone would envy.

But all that changes the night Kate’s mother, Lily, is found dead, brutally murdered in her own home. Heartbroken and distraught, Kate reaches out to her estranged best friend, Blaire Barrington, who rushes to her side for the funeral, where the years of distance between them are forgotten in a moment. Continue reading

Such a Perfect Wife by Kate White – Review

Such a Perfect WifeSuch a Perfect Wife
by Kate White
Publisher: Harper (May 7, 2019)
ASIN: B0714PHYJD
ISBN-10: 0062886266
ISBN-13: 978-0062886262
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
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Must be blonde, beautiful, and a good Catholic girl…

On a sunny morning in late September, Shannon Blaine, a blonde, green-eyed 34-year old wife, and mother of two, set off on a jog along the rural roads near her home in Lake George, New York.  It’s her usual a.m. routine, her “me time” after dropping the kids off at school…except on this day she never returns. The residents in the idyllic lakeside town—which is popular with summer tourists—are stunned. Would Shannon have just taken off, overwhelmed with the pressures of being the perfect wife and mother? Did a stranger snatch her? Or could her husband be responsible for her disappearance? Continue reading

Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby – Review

Hurricane SeasonHurricane Season 
by Nicole Melleby

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers (May 7, 2019)
ISBN-10: 1616209062
ISBN-13: 978-1616209063

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This debut novel—about taking risks and facing danger, about love and art, and about growing up and coming out—will make its way straight into your heart.

Fig, a sixth grader, wants more than anything to see the world as her father does. The once-renowned pianist, who hasn’t composed a song in years and has unpredictable good and bad days, is something of a mystery to Fig. Though she’s a science and math nerd, she tries taking an art class just to be closer to him, to experience life the way an artist does. But then Fig’s dad shows up at school, disoriented and desperately searching for Fig. Not only has the class not brought Fig closer to understanding him, but it has also brought social services to their door. Continue reading

Young Adult Must Reads – May 2019

How It Feels to Float How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox –  Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, who loves her so hard, and who shouldn’t be here but is. So Biz doesn’t tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn’t tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was six. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface–normal okay regular fine. But after what happens on the beach–first in the ocean, and then in the sand–the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears, and with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away? Or maybe stay a little longer, find her father, bring him back to her. Or maybe–maybe maybe maybe–there’s a third way Biz just can’t see yet. Amazon Continue reading

Highland Crown: Royal Highlander #1 by May McGoldrick – Review

Highland Crown (Royal Highlander, #1)Highland Crown: Royal Highlander #1
by May McGoldrick

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (April 30, 2019)
Genre: Romance, Historical Romance
ISBN-10: 1250314976
ISBN-13: 978-1250314970
ASIN: B07DZY9NK2

Scottish pride, persuasion, and passion―this is Highland romance at its breathtaking best.

Inverness, 1820
Perched on the North Sea, this port town―by turns legendary and mythological―is a place where Highland rebels and English authorities clash in a mortal struggle for survival and dominance. Among the fray is a lovely young widow who possesses rare and special gifts. Continue reading