The Grace Kelly Dress by Brenda Janowitz – Review

The Grace Kelly DressThe Grace Kelly Dress by Brenda Janowitz – Paris, 1958: Rose, a seamstress at a fashionable atelier, has been entrusted with sewing a Grace Kelly-lookalike gown for a wealthy bride-to-be. But when, against better judgment, she finds herself falling in love with the bride’s handsome brother, Rose must make an impossible choice—one that could put all she’s worked for at risk: love, security, and of course, the dress. Continue reading

Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry – Review

Tigers, Not DaughtersTigers, Not Daughters (Tigers, Not Daughters #1) by Samantha Mabry – The Torres sisters dream of escape. Escape from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood, full of old San Antonio families and all the traditions and expectations that go along with them. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory. Their dream of leaving Southtown now seems out of reach. But then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message—and what exactly she’s trying to say. Continue reading

The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne – Review

The Sea Glass CottageThe Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne –  Opening up to a new future… The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isn’t so dreamy these days. The long workdays are unfulfilling, as is her relationship with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. So when her estranged mother, Juliet, has an accident Olivia heads home to Sea Glass Cottage. Here she can clear her head and help her mother look after her orphaned niece Caitlin. Continue reading

Mouthful by C.R. Grissom – Review

MouthfulMouthful by C.R. Grissom – Life after high school still blows. Between a judgmental beauty advice columnist mom who sends clothes several sizes too small, and social media sex-shaming her senior year of high school, Faith Lacerna needs a self-confidence boost. Being a freshman at Fortis University in Silicon Valley will be fine, as long as she doesn’t attract attention. Except wearing oversized hoodies in sunny California isn’t the best choice for blending in. Continue reading

Most Likely by Sarah Watson – Review

Most Likely (Most Likely, #1)Most Likely (Most Likely #1) by Sarah Watson – From the creator of the hit TV series The Bold Type comes an empowering and heartfelt novel about a future female president’s senior year of high school.

Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha (listed in alphabetical order out of fairness) have been friends since kindergarten. Now they’re in their senior year, facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. But there’s more than just college on the horizon. One of these girls is destined to become the president of the United States. The mystery, of course, is which girl gets the gig. Continue reading

Cowboy Firefighter Heat (Smokin’ Hot Cowboys #6) by Kim Redford – Review

Cowboy Firefighter Heat (Smokin' Hot Cowboys, #6)Cowboy Firefighter Heat (Smokin’ Hot Cowboys #6) by Kim Redford – She’s back and hotter than ever. Good thing this firefighting cowboy can handle the sparks. When country singer Fern Bryant returns to her cabin in Wildcat Hall Park, the last thing she expects to find is Craig Thorne in her home…asleep in her bed. Fern had big dreams, and chasing those dreams required sacrifices. Unfortunately, Craig was the cowboy singer and firefighter she left behind. Much to her surprise, now they’re the co-owners of her beloved Wildcat Hall Park. Continue reading

The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne – Review

The Sea Glass CottageThe Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne – The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isn’t so dreamy these days. The 16-hour workdays are unfulfilling and so are things with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when she hears that her estranged mother, Juliet, has been seriously injured in a car accident, Liv has no choice but to pack up her life and head home to beautiful Cape Sanctuary on the Northern California coast.

It’s just for a few months—that’s what Liv keeps telling herself. But the closer she gets to Cape Sanctuary, the painful memories start flooding back: Natalie, her vibrant, passionate older sister who downward-spiraled into addiction. The fights with her mother who enabled her sister at every turn. The overdose that took Natalie, leaving her now-teenaged daughter, Caitlin, an orphan. Continue reading