Karen / Mainstream Fiction / Psychological / Suspense/Thriller

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

Talk about the unexpected! The Mother-in-Law is one of those novels that with every chapter, you never know what is about to happen. Told in dual narratives between mother-in-law Diana and her daughter-in-law Lucy, as well as dual timelines, you can never tell what the next page will bring. The novel starts off with a … Continue reading

Glitz & Glam / Historical Fiction / Mainstream Fiction / Sonya / Women's Fiction

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls is the book of the summer. It’s the newest release from bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love. City of Girls is a historical fiction novel that spans over several decades. Vivian Morris is writing a letter where she looks back at her life and tells the story of moving … Continue reading

Karen / Mainstream Fiction / Mystery / Psychological / Suspense/Thriller

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

I can truthfully say I have read my favorite book of 2017, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep. This novel (by the way, first novel by the author) has it all! It is clever, charming, disturbing, funny, and full of mystery throughout. The quick overview – this book is about two 10-year-old girls in 1976, … Continue reading

Karen / Literary Fiction / Mainstream Fiction / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

It is a difficult to determine if Alice Hoffman’s newest novel, Faithful, is a teen novel with an adult theme or an adult novel that feels like a teen read. When the novel begins, the main character, Shelby Richmond, is a typical teen that has just had her life completely upended when tragedy strikes. This … Continue reading