Tag: contemporary fiction

Book Review: Vain Empires by Brandilyn Collins

Posted September 18, 2016 / 3 Comments

They were stuck on this remote island, all of them. Trapped in this show. No way to stop whatever came next. No way at all. —————————– Six people arrive on a remote island–contestants in the “reality show of the century,” Dream Prize. The winner will be the person who learns […]


Book Review: God Bless Us Every One by Eva Marie Everson

Book Review: God Bless Us Every One by Eva Marie Everson

Posted September 15, 2016 / 18 Comments

Charlene Dixon–called Charlie by family and friends–is devastated at the recent loss of her job. For the last five years, the twenty-seven-year-old has blossomed as the activities director of an exclusive all-girls school. But when a misunderstanding with the headmistress leads to a pink slip right before the holidays, Charlie […]


Book Review: My Hope Next Door by Tammy L. Gray

Book Review: My Hope Next Door by Tammy L. Gray

Posted September 12, 2016 / 30 Comments

Former bad girl Katie Stone can feel the weight of her reputation settle over her as she drives home for the first time in years. Feeling deeply guilty about her past mistakes, Katie wants to do the right thing for once. But the small town where she grew up is […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lowcountry Stranger by Ashley Farley

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lowcountry Stranger by Ashley Farley

Posted September 12, 2016 / 4 Comments

There’s a stranger in town. And it’s no coincidence when she shows up uninvited at a Sweeney family wedding. All eyes are drawn to this urchin who seems to have washed in with the tide. Before the night is over, the doe-eyed waif charms young and old with her street smarts and spunky […]


Most Anticipated Book Releases Fall & Winter 2016: Contemporary Fiction

Most Anticipated Book Releases Fall & Winter 2016: Contemporary Fiction

Posted September 5, 2016 / 66 Comments

Fall is almost here, y’all!! I’m SO EXCITED!! I adore fall – the cooler temps (hallelujah), the colorful trees, pumpkin everything, apple everything, those little “fun size” boxes of Nerds and Dots that come out at Halloween (the only time I want to eat either of those). And my favorite […]



Character Spotlight: The Things We Knew by Catherine West

Character Spotlight: The Things We Knew by Catherine West

Posted August 23, 2016 / 8 Comments

  When I found out Litfuse was doing a blog tour for The Things We Knew by Catherine West, I couldn’t resist another opportunity to talk about one of my fave books so far this year! I’ve already done a review and an interview with Catherine West … so what […]


Author Interview: Sally Bradley

Author Interview: Sally Bradley

Posted August 19, 2016 / 52 Comments

Y’all!! Sally Bradley is on the blog today!!! She is super sweet, super talented and super fun to talk to! Sally Bradley writes big-city fiction with real issues and real hope. A Chicagoan since age five, Sally has been fascinated by all things Chicago (except for the crime, politics, and […]


Book Review: The Crêpes of Wrath by Sarah Fox

Book Review: The Crêpes of Wrath by Sarah Fox

Posted August 17, 2016 / 9 Comments

When Marley McKinney’s aging cousin, Jimmy, is hospitalized with pneumonia, she agrees to help run his pancake house while he recovers. With its rustic interior and syrupy scent, the Flip Side Pancake House is just as she pictured it—and the surly chef is a wizard with crêpes. Marley expects to […]


Book Review: Disillusioned by Christy Barritt

Book Review: Disillusioned by Christy Barritt

Posted August 9, 2016 / 10 Comments

Nikki Wright is desperate to help her brother, Bobby, who hasn’t been the same since escaping from a detainment camp run by terrorists in Colombia. Rumor has it that he betrayed his navy brothers and conspired with those who held him hostage, and both the press and the military are […]


Book Review: Silent Sabotage by Susan Sleeman

Book Review: Silent Sabotage by Susan Sleeman

Posted August 5, 2016 / 4 Comments

Emily Graves left everything behind to save her aunt’s struggling bed-and-breakfast, but she’s hardly through the door before she’s the one who needs saving. Someone in Bridal Veil, Oregon, will go to any lengths—even murder—to keep her from making the B and B a success. Sheriff’s deputy Archer Reed has […]


Book Review: When I Found You by Kate James

Book Review: When I Found You by Kate James

Posted August 3, 2016 / 8 Comments

I re-posted my review of Under An Adirondack Sky by Karen Rock yesterday as part of TLC Book Tour’s Summer Lovin’ Tour. So, OF COURSE, Zuzu insisted that I re-post our joint review of When I Found You by Kate James. We love Kate! And her dogs Harley and Logan! […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Catherine West

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Catherine West

Posted July 20, 2016 / 97 Comments

  Clapclapclap! Why yes, yes I am clapping like a fangirl because CATHERINE WEST is chatting with me on the blog today!! I love her book The Things We Knew which just recently released. (Stay tuned to find out how you can win a copy!) Catherine West is an award-winning […]


Book Review: The Cantaloupe Thief by Deb Richardson-Moore

Book Review: The Cantaloupe Thief by Deb Richardson-Moore

Posted July 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

Branigan Powers knows a good story when she sees one—and the ten-year-old cold case of wealthy Alberta Grambling Resnick’s murder definitely makes the cut. Resnick was stabbed in her home after she let it slip that she was planning to change her will. There are plenty of suspects in the […]


Book Review: Murder Mezzo Forte by Donn Taylor

Book Review: Murder Mezzo Forte by Donn Taylor

Posted July 8, 2016 / 6 Comments

He is a reclusive history professor with musical hallucinations. . . She a headstrong professor of religion, a converted Wiccan. Earlier, they solved a campus murder, but now police say they formed two-thirds of an illicit love triangle with a newly-murdered female colleague and they’re probably guilty of her murder. A […]


Book Review: Sophie’s Path by Catherine Lanigan

Book Review: Sophie’s Path by Catherine Lanigan

Posted July 8, 2016 / 2 Comments

Nurse Sophie Mattuchi has seen a lot of angry patients in the ER, but no one’s ever rattled her like Jack Carter. He has no right to blame her for his friend’s death. Sophie did everything she could. Didn’t she? Yet his accusations sting, and that sets off all kinds […]


Book Review: Seek and Find by Dana Mentink

Book Review: Seek and Find by Dana Mentink

Posted July 6, 2016 / 10 Comments

Reporter Madison Coles wants to write an exposé on the crime spree rocking Desert Valley, Arizona—but the small town’s residents and police are tight-lipped. Even when Madison herself is attacked, the only help she can get is protection from rookie K-9 officer James Harrison and his trusty bloodhound. Suspicious of […]


Book Review: The Things We Knew by Catherine West

Book Review: The Things We Knew by Catherine West

Posted July 5, 2016 / 25 Comments

After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother’s death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, […]


Book Review: Seaside Secrets by Dana Mentink

Book Review: Seaside Secrets by Dana Mentink

Posted July 5, 2016 / 2 Comments

Navy chaplain Angela Gallagher wants to put the past behind her, but she’s still haunted by the wartime death of her assistant. So when his brother claims he’s in danger and pleads for her to use her family’s private detective company’s resources to help him stay alive, she can’t turn […]


Book Review: Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Palmer

Book Review: Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Palmer

Posted July 1, 2016 / 18 Comments

Isabel “Izze” Vez, bridal consultant extraordinaire, has been helping brides find The Dress for years. She loves nothing more than helping make wedding dreams come true…but sometimes the happy endings grate on her. How many times can a girl discover someone else’s gown without dreaming of the day it’ll be […]