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ARC Book Review: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

Title: In Five YearsAuthor: Rebecca SerleGenre: Contemporary, Magical RealismPublished On: March 10, 2020Publisher: Atria BooksSource: EbookPages: 272 Synopsis: Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day—a striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever.  Where do you see yourself in five years? When …

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ARC Book Review: The Light After the War

Title: The Light After the WarAuthor: Anita AbrielGenre: Historical Fiction, RomancePublished On: February 4, 2020Publisher: Atria BooksSource: EbookPages: 320 Synopsis: Inspired by an incredible true story of two Jewish friends who survived the Holocaust, this sweeping novel of love and friendship spans World War II from Budapest to Austria and the postwar years from Naples …

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ARC Book Review: Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

Title: Things in JarsAuthor: Jess KiddGenre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, FantasyPublished On: February 4, 2020Publisher: Atria BooksSource: EbookPages: 384 Synopsis: In the dark underbelly of Victorian London, a formidable female sleuth is pulled into the macabre world of fanatical anatomists and crooked surgeons while investigating the kidnapping of an extraordinary child in this gothic mystery—perfect for …

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ARC Book Review: The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin

Title: The Little Bookshop on the SeineAuthor: Rebecca RaisinGenre: Romance, HolidayPublished On: January 7, 2020Publisher: HarlequinSource: EbookPages: 416 Synopsis: It’s The Holiday on the Champs-Élysées in a great big love letter to Paris, charming old bookstores and happily-ever-afters! When bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the opportunity for a job exchange with her Parisian friend Sophie, saying …

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ARC Book Review: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Title: Big Lies in a Small TownAuthor: Diane ChamberlainGenre: Historical FictionPublished On: January 14, 2020Publisher: St. Martin’s PressPages: 400 Synopsis: North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher’s life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women’s Correctional Center. Her dream …

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End-of-the-Year Wrap-Up

2019 Reading Stats and Survey

I can’t believe tomorrow will be the last day of the year AND the last day of a decade! I recently came across an amazing spreadsheet created to track bookish and blog stats provided by Kal @ Reader Voracious and I couldn’t resist plugging in all my books for the year! As someone who is …

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ARC Review: The German House by Annette Hess

Title: The German HouseAuthor: Annette HessGenre: Historical FictionPublished On: December 3, 2019Publisher: HarperViaPages: 336 Synopsis: Set against the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials of 1963, Annette Hess’s international bestseller is a harrowing yet ultimately uplifting coming-of-age story about a young female translator—caught between societal and familial expectations and her unique ability to speak truth to power—as she …

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Book Challenge

I Finished My 2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge!

This was my second year to participate in the Popsugar Challenge. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a list that Popsugar releases (usually in November of the previous year–and I’m anxiously awaiting next year’s list to be released;)). There’s a group dedicated to the list on Goodreads here. And there is a new Facebook …

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ARC Review: One Week ‘Til Christmas by Belinda Missen

Title: One Week ‘Til Christmas Author: Belinda MissenGenre: Holiday, Romance, Women’s FictionPublished On: November 1, 2019Publisher: HQ DigitalPages: 179 Synopsis: Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas. Isobel Bennett is waiting for the number 11 bus when a man quite literally falls into her lap. Snow is falling, Christmas lights are twinkling, and …

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ARC Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Title: The Family Upstairs Author: Lisa JewellGenre: Adult, Mystery, ThrillerPublished On: November 5, 2019Publisher: Atria BooksPages: 352 Synopsis: Be careful who you let in.  Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I …

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