Since She Went Away by David Bell

I am a huge David Bell fan.  I accidently stumbled across Cemetery Girl in the library a few years back while looking for a specific book, and in the place where that book belonged was one by David Bell – an author I had never heard of.  I was instantly drawn to its cover, read the back, and ended up borrowing it – forgetting the book I intended to borrow completely.  I went home and devoured it. I loved it, raved about it, looked up his other books, and have been hooked on his books ever since.  Since She Went Away was no different.  I stayed up late and woke up early to get a few extra chapters in.   A perfect summer read!  I have since bought two copies to push on friends.  It is that good!

Somebody I Used to Know is also a great book by David Bell – definitely, one of my favorite 2015 reads.  My suggestion to you is to buy both and binge on some David Bell – you will not be sorry!  Highly recommend!

Read 5/26/16-5/28/16

4.5 bright and shiny stars


Those Girls by Chevy Stevens

Chevy Stevens is an incredible story teller and one of my favorite authors.  I picked up Still Missing several years ago and still find myself raving about it.  I have since come to learn that her books will not disappoint, and Those Girls definitely falls into that category. She has a way of luring you in and not allowing you put the book down until you complete it – you just have to know what happens next – yes, it is almost mesmerizing and definitely that addicting!  A fantastic read!  I absolutely loved it!  Highly recommend.

Read 5/22/16-5/26/16

5 bright and shiny stars

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight demonstrates such a fantastic writing style in Where They Found Her.  I will warn you – you will have to pay attention, maybe even make a mental flow chart of characters as you read, as there are a lot of uniquely intertwined characters.  Overall, this book proved to be a definite page turner, full of small town secrets. I loved it!

Read 5/17/16-5/22/16

4.5 bright and shiny stars

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George is well-written, witty, and entertaining. It is very thought provoking and full of emotion, which makes it a book to be savored.  You would be doing this international bestseller injustice if you tried to devour it in one sitting.  It is a character driven read full of emotion.  A true beauty of a book, and definitely a delightful read.

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for a honest review.

4 bright and shiny stars

Redemption Road by John Hart

I have enjoyed John Hart’s novels in the past, but this one has to be one of my favorites.  All I can say is what a book!  This book also deserves a warning:  This book is difficult to put down!  I think I was hooked by page three.  I wanted to know… had to know… couldn’t stop reading until I knew… and finally breathed a happy sigh of relief at the end because wow, John Hart took us through this insane storm of a novel but wrapped it up so beautifully.  Truly amazing book!  And such a great way to start off summer reading!

Many thanks to the Goodreads First Reads program for my copy of Redemption Road.

Read from May 12 to 15, 2016

5 bright and shiny stars

All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage

A fantastic psychological story!  George Clare lived up to my creepy standards, as Catherine to my oh, you poor thing.  At times I really wanted more from Catherine, but I believe that is what made this story so great.  Catherine remained true to her character and remained the Catherine we all loved throughout the story.  This book is absolutely beautifully written.

Read from May 02 to 08, 2016

4 bright and shiny stars

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Can you ever go wrong with a Nicholas Spark’s book?  This one is no different.  There is love, there is suspense, and there is a bad boy trying to be good – what else do I need to say?!  Loved Maria, loved Colin, loved the book!

I also cannot wait to get my hands on his new book, Two by Two, coming out later this year!

Read from April 24 to 28, 2016

4.5 bright and shiny stars

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson

Joshilyn Jackson never ceases to amaze me.  Her writing is always amazing and entertaining.  If you read her book, Someone Else’s Love Story, and wondered about Paula’s story, then pick this one up!   You will not be disappointed!  I absolutely, positively, without a doubt, loved this book!

Read from February 28 to March 07, 2016

5 bright and shiny stars