Two White Queens and the One-Eyed Jack by Heidi von Pelleske

I want to thank NetGalley and Dundurn Press for the opportunity to read this book. The title and description piqued my interest regarding its literary gothic feel, a splash of unique characters, friendship and romance, along with the setting bouncing from Lake Ontario to Germany. The story is about two friends, Gareth and Johnny, and their journey into adulthood. When […]

Book Review of Where the Crawdads Sing

Synopsis: A coming-of-age, mystery, heartbreaking love and nature story. A young girl, Catherine Danielle Clark, (Kya) experiences painful loss as one-by-one her family leaves her alone in the marsh—first her mother, then her brother, Jodie, and finally her drunk father. Known as the “marsh girl” by the townsfolk, Kya learns about the marsh, while befriending Jumpin’, a black man who […]

Fantastic Fantasy

I’m still trying to quiet my mind and relax my body. After seeing the book cover and title, curiosity got the best of me so I made the plunge into fantasy. I’m glad I did with Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Young adult books aren’t one of my favorite genres, and when it comes to fantasy and science fiction, […]

Unique Indie Books

I’ve read a few books this year by Indie authors, which have stood out from so many other books. The stories are different and the characters distinct. I don’t know these authors, but their books deserve acknowledgements. They both shine brighter than thousands let alone have exceptional writing. I’d like to share them with you today, along with my reviews. […]

Rewards of Reading

It’s been a while since I’ve lost myself in a book, ingested the writing style, and finished with the proud feeling of ‘this is what writing is all about’. Over the summer, I read three books that I fell in love with for the writing styles, the stories, and characters. Fiction writing isn’t as easy as most assume. One must […]

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

My book club finished the book Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Before reading it, I was curious and appreciated being introduced to the book. Americanah is about a Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, who leaves University in Nigeria and her first love, Obinze, to work and study in America. It delves into her troubles as a Non-American black woman. Racism she never […]

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Another day, another review. My husband and I joined a book club through meetup.com. This international site helps you meet people with similar interests. We’ve been slacking on reading,  so we thought a book club would get us back into the groove. We had our first meeting in December where we introduced ourselves and decided on a book. I, of […]

Follow You Home by Mark Edwards

Today is book review day, and I’ll be discussing Follow You Home by Mark Edwards, a psychological thriller. Book Description (I took Jeri’s advice and wrote my own) This book is about Daniel and Laura, two Brits traveling through Europe before settling down and planting roots for their future. During their journey, they come across another couple as well as […]

Book Pairing of Unseen with Gummy Bear Cake

Up until now, I’ve been hesitant about reviewing books, but I figured, just because I’m an author doesn’t mean I can’t comment as a reader. There’s nothing I can do if someone wants to retaliate, and I shouldn’t let that silence my opinions. I love discussing books, and since I don’t belong to a book club, this is my way […]