Reviews

January 2017


Me Before You: Book (4.0) vs. Film (4.5)

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford - 4.5/5.0

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult - 4.0/5.0

The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry - 3.5/5.0

The Plague and I by Betty MacDonald - 4.0/5.0

 


February 2017


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: Book (3.0) vs. Film (3.0)

A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams - 4.5/5.0

The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza  - 4.0/5.0

Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister - 4.0/5.0

Two Empresses by Brandy Purdy - 3.5/5.0


March 2017


The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory - 4.0/5.0

The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff - 5.0/5.0

The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe - 3.5/5.0

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Book (4.5) vs. Film (3.0)

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan - 5.0/5.0

A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd - 4.0/5.0



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January 2016


The Prime Minister's Secret Agent - 4.0/5.0

The Things We Keep (Luxury Reading) - 4.5/5.0


February 2016


The Evening Spider by Emily Arsenault - 3.5/5.0

Queen's Gambit: A Novel of Katherine Parr by Elizabeth Fremantle - 3.5/5.0

The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy - 3.0/5.0

Platinum Doll by Anne Girard - 5.0/5.0

Flight of Dreams (Luxury Reading) - 5.0/5.0

Daughter of Destiny (Guinevere's Tale #1) By Nicole Evelina - 4.0/5.0

The Edge of Lost (Luxury Reading) by Kristina McMorris - 4.5/5.0


March 2016


Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - 4.0/5.0

Terrible Virtue by Ellen Feldman - 4.0/5.0


April 2016


The Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie - 4.0/5.0

300 Days of Sun - 3.0/5.0

Bride of a Distant Isle - 4.0/5.0


May 2016


Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro - 5.0/5.0

Alice in Bed - 3.0/5.0

The World Beneath - 2.5/5.0

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson - 4.0/5.0

June by Miranda Beverly-Whitemore - 5.0/5.0

The Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble - 3.0/5.0


June 2016


The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson - 2.5/5.0

Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica (LuxuryReading) - 4.0/5.0

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid - 4.5/5.0

The Choices We Make by Karma Brown (Luxury Reading) - 4.5/5.0

Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez - 5.0/5.0

The Royal Nanny by Karen Harper - 4.5/5.0

 

August 2016


Secrets of Nanreath Hall - 4.0/5.0

I Let You Go - 4.0/5.0

The End of Everything - 3.5/5.0

Root, Petal, Thorn - 4.0/5.0

The Beekeeper's Daughter (Luxury Reading) - 3.0/5.0

The Perfect Neighbors - 5.0/5.0


September 2016


Burying the Honeysuckle Girls - 4.5/5.0

The Trap - 3.0/5.0

Windfallen by Jojo Moyes - 4.0/5.0

Aftermath by Clara Kensie - 4.0/5.0

The Girl in the Castle by Santa Montefiore - 5.0/5.0


October 2016



News of the World - 4.5/5.0

Yesternight by Cat Winters - 4.0/5.0

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza - 4.0/5.0


November 2016



The Cryptic Lines by Richard Storry - 4.0/5.0

Essie's Roses by Michelle Muriel - 4.0/5.0

The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb - 5.0/5.0

The Girl on the Train - 4.5/5.0

To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin - 3.0/5.0



December 2016



In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware - 4.0/5.0

The Other Widow by Susan Crawford - 3.5/5.0

Twain's End by Lynn Cullen - 4.0/5.0

Marlene by CW Gortner (Luxury Reading) - 4.5/5.0



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January 2015


A Grave Inheritance by Kari Edgren - 4.0/5.0

A Triple Knot by Emma Campion - 4.0/5.0

Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen - 3.5/5.0

Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner - 5.0/5.0

Juliet's Nurse (Reviewed for Luxury Reading) - 4.5/5.0


February 2015


Gone Girl: Book Vs. Film - Book (4.5/5.0) Film (3.5/5.0)

Rodin's Lover - 5.0/5.0

The Witch of Napoli - 3.5/5.0

Long Live the King (Reviewed for Luxury Reading) - 3.5/5.0

The Winter Witch (Reviewed for Luxury Reading) - 3.5/5.0


March 2015


Mist of Midnight - 4.0/5.0

The Magician's Lie (Reviewed for Luxury Reading) - 5.0/5.0

Sisters of Shiloh - 5.0/5.0

The Three Fates - 4.0/5.0

The Dress Shop of Dreams (Reviewed for Luxury Reading) - 3.0/5.0

Lady of the Eternal City - 4.5/5.0

The Tapestry (Reviewed for Luxury Reading) - 3.0/5.0

Heartbreak Hotel - 3.0/5.0


April 2015


The Witch of Painted Sorrows - 4.0/5.0

Inspector of the Dead - 4.5/5.0


May 2015


The Ice Twins - 4.0/5.0

A Pledge of Better Times - 4.0/5.0

Ruby - 3.0/5.0

Stillwater Rising - 3.5/5.0


June 2015


The Outer Banks House - 3.5/5.0

The Seven Sisters - 5.0/5.0

Mireille -  4.5/5.0



July 2015


We Were Liars - 3.0/5.0

Before I Go To Sleep - 4.0/5.0

The House We Grew Up In - 5.0/5.0

Orphan # 8 - 4.0/5.0

The Panopticon - 3.5/5.0


August 2015



Go Set A Watchman - 4.0/5.0

Maybe in Another Life - 5.0/5.0

A Duty to the Dead - 2.5/5.0

Flame Tree Road (Luxury Reading) - 4.0/5.0

The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach - 4.0/5.0

Come Away with Me - 5.0/5.0


September 2015



The Sisters of Versailles - 4.0/5.0

GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love - 4.0/5.0

Girl Waits with Gun - 3.5/5.0


October 2015



Avelynn - 4.5/5.0

Mistress of the Court - 4.0/5.0

Sisters of Treason - 5.0/5.0

The Determined Heart - 3.0/5.0

All the Stars in the Heavens - 4.0/5.0

The Night Sister (Luxury Reading) - 3.5/5.0

The Traitor's Daughter - 4.5/5.0


November 2015



The Lake House - 4.5/5.0

Medics Daughter - 4.5/5.0


December 2015



The Conqueror's Wife: A Novel of Alexander the Great - 5.0/5.0

A Year of Ravens: A Novel of Boudica by the "H Team" - 4.0/5.0

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard - 5.0/5.0









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