The Glass Woman: A Novel by Caroline Lea – Review

The Glass WomanThe Glass Woman: A Novel by Caroline Lea 
Rósa has always dreamed of living a simple life alongside her Mamma in their remote village in Iceland, where she prays to the Christian God aloud during the day, whispering enchantments to the old gods alone at night. But after her father dies abruptly and her Mamma becomes ill, Rósa marries herself off to a visiting trader in exchange for a dowry, despite rumors of mysterious circumstances surrounding his first wife’s death. Continue reading

Let’s Do Us by Charly Ligety, Les Starck – Review

Let's Do UsLet’s Do Us by Charly Ligety,  Les Starck –  A pair of playful and romantic twin guidebooks created specially for couples to help them talk about the difficult yet important issues that will affect their relationship and their future. Whether getting married or cohabitating, committed couples face important questions about money, work, children, household chores, sex, and a host of other issues that will shape their lives together. But the conversations around these big questions can be difficult, making them easy to avoid. Continue reading

Only One Life by Ashley Farley – Review

Only One LifeOnly One Life by Ashley Farley – A reunion between an estranged mother and daughter opens a world of secrets in a poignant novel by the bestselling author of Magnolia Nights.

Julia Martin grew up wealthy, but it wasn’t until she met her husband, Jack, that she knew true happiness. He made her feel worthy and loved. Their marriage was also an escape from her sister’s bullying, her father’s scrutiny, and her chilly and enigmatic mother. But when tragedy strikes on the night she gives birth, Julia’s happiness is shattered. She has no choice but to return home to her family’s South Carolina mansion, where the grief and guilt buried in her mother’s past await her. Continue reading

The Road She Left Behind by Christine Nolfi – Review

The Road She Left BehindThe Road She Left Behind by Christine Nolfi –  Three women. Two families torn apart by secrets.

Crushed by guilt over the car accident that killed her father and sister, and torn apart by her mother’s resentment, Darcy Goodridge fled her family estate eight years ago and hasn’t looked back. Now an unexpected phone call threatens to upend what little serenity she’s found. Her nephew, Emerson, who was just a baby when his mother died, has gone missing. Darcy must return home and face her past in order to save him. Continue reading

The Glass Woman: A Novel by Caroline Lea – Review

The Glass WomanThe Glass Woman: A Novel by Caroline Lea 
Rósa has always dreamed of living a simple life alongside her Mamma in their remote village in Iceland, where she prays to the Christian God aloud during the day, whispering enchantments to the old gods alone at night. But after her father dies abruptly and her Mamma becomes ill, Rósa marries herself off to a visiting trader in exchange for a dowry, despite rumors of mysterious circumstances surrounding his first wife’s death. Continue reading

Losing the Field: The Field Party #4 by Abbi Glines – Review

Losing the Field (The Field Party, #4)Losing the Field: The Field Party #4 by Abbi Glines – Published August 21st, 2018 by Simon Pulse

Losing his dream, his ultimate plan, and his future- Nash Lee never expected to be facing a life without football. One wrong move and it had all changed. Going back to school for his senior year no longer appealed to him. He’d rather not leave his house. Walking back into Lawton High School, seeing pity in everyone’s eyes was just another reality in his nightmare. Continue reading

Rouge: A Novel of Beauty and Rivalry by Richard Kirshenbaum – Review

RougeRouge: A Novel of Beauty and Rivalry
by Richard Kirshenbaum 

Like Swans of Fifth Avenue and Truman Capote’s Answered Prayers, Richard Kirshenbaum’s Rouge gives readers a rare front-row seat into the world of high society and business through the rivalry of two beauty industry icons (think Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden), by the master marketer and chronicler of the over-moneyed.

Rouge is a sexy, glamorous journey into the rivalry of the pioneers of powder, mascara, and rouge. Continue reading