How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett – Review

How She Died, How I LivedHow She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett – publication date November 13th, 2018 by Little, Brown, and Company

I was one of five. The five girls Kyle texted that day. The girls it could have been. Only Jamie–beautiful, saintly Jamie–was kind enough to respond. And it got her killed.

On the eve of Kyle’s sentencing a year after Jamie’s death, all the other “chosen ones” are coping in various ways. But our tenacious narrator is full of anger, stuck somewhere between the horrifying past and the unknown future as she tries to piece together why she gets to live, while Jamie is dead. Continue reading

Twisted Truths: Blood Brothers #3 by Rebecca Zanetti – Review

Twisted Truths (Blood Brothers #3)Twisted Truths: Blood Brothers #3 by Rebecca Zanetti  – Published November 14th, 2017 by Forever Romance – Contemporary Romantic Suspense

You can’t escape the past…
Noni is desperate. Her infant niece has been kidnapped, and the only person who can save her is a private detective with too many secrets to count–and more enemies than he can name. A man who walked away from Noni without any warning a year ago, a man who broke her heart. But with Talia’s life on the line, Noni needs his help now more than ever–and this time, she won’t take no for an answer… Continue reading

The Golden Sequence: A Manual for Reclaiming Our Humanity by Jonni Pollard – Review

42297100The Golden Sequence: A Manual for Reclaiming Our Humanity by Jonni Pollard – publication date of November 13th, 2018 by BenBella Books

In a cynical age that constantly drowns us with information and conditions us to be mistrustful, the majority of us harbor a deep-seated yearning for more meaning and connection. Why is that? And how can we be truly fulfilled? Continue reading

Fugitive Red by Jason Starr – Review

Fugitive RedFugitive Red by Jason Starr –  publication November 6th, 2018 by Oceanview Publishing – mystery thriller

Love on the Internet gone wrong

Reminiscent of Nick and Amy in Gone Girl, Jack and Maria have a tortuous history. Jack was an up-and-coming rock guitarist living on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. His girlfriend Maria was just beginning a corporate career. They were happy and in love.

That was then. Continue reading

Barons of the Sea: And their Race to Build the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship by Steven Ujifusa – Review

Barons of the Sea: And their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper ShipBarons of the Sea: And their Race to Build the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship by Steven Ujifusa– Published July 17th, 2018 by Simon Schuster

There was a time, back when the United States was young and the robber barons were just starting to come into their own when fortunes were made and lost importing luxury goods from China. It was a secretive, glamorous, often brutal business—one where teas and silks and porcelain were purchased with profits from the opium trade. But the journey by sea to New York from Canton could take six agonizing months, and so the most pressing technological challenge of the day became ensuring one’s goods arrived first to market, so they might fetch the highest price. Continue reading

Ed Sheeran: Memories We Made by Christine Goodwin, John Sheeran – Review

Ed Sheeran: Memories We MadeEd Sheeran: Memories We Made by Christine Goodwin,  John Sheeran – publication date November 6th, 2018 by Harper Design

When photographer Christie Goodwin first met Ed Sheeran he was unknown and unsigned— just a young busker trying to make it big. But she could see something special in Ed. Goodwin agreed to photograph him for free to help him on his way to the top. Continue reading