Book Review

“The Fifth Petal” by Brunonia Barry

"Sometimes the only healing is death." (Part Three: Chapter Forty-Six) Description: Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, investigates a 25-year-old triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed one Halloween night. Aided by Callie Cahill, the… Continue reading “The Fifth Petal” by Brunonia Barry

Book Review

“I Take You” by Eliza Kennedy

Description: Meet Lily Wilder: New Yorker, lawyer extraordinaire, blushing bride. And totally incapable of being faithful to one man. Lily’s fiancé Will is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five) and has no business getting married. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves Lily, but… Continue reading “I Take You” by Eliza Kennedy


Book Spotlight: “I Remember the Time…” by Kim Hemphill

ABOUT THE NOVEL: In less than a second I went from a beautiful, happy three-year-old boy to a broken scarred child with a massive scar across my face that took 105 sutures to close. This was when I learned what loneliness; taunting and mean-spirited people were all about. This is when I learned to hate and… Continue reading Book Spotlight: “I Remember the Time…” by Kim Hemphill

Book Review

“Everything You Want Me To Be” by Mindy Mejia

"Every book changes you in some way, whether it's your perspective on the world or how you define yourself in relation to the world." (Hattie/Monday, August 27, 2007) Description: Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small… Continue reading “Everything You Want Me To Be” by Mindy Mejia

Blog News

Happy Holidays and Cheers to 2017!

It has been quite a year with lots of ups and downs, but looking ahead to a new year is always an exciting time filled with so much promise! In the spirit of being healthier and happier, check out Huffington Post's 17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier and Calmer Person in 2017. I know… Continue reading Happy Holidays and Cheers to 2017!

Book Tours · Spotlight

Spotlight: “The Invisible Crown” by Charlie Cottrell

Release date: December 19, 2016 ABOUT THE INVISIBLE CROWN: The city of Arcadia is a craphole, but it’s my craphole. I’ve walked its streets my entire life, always searching for something: a purpose, a suspect, or a stiff drink. My name’s Eddie Hazzard, and I’m a hard-boiled detective. Yeah, laugh it up. It’s a ridiculous job… Continue reading Spotlight: “The Invisible Crown” by Charlie Cottrell

Book Review

Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things

Description: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who… Continue reading Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things

Book Review

“The Clancys of Queens” by Tara Clancy

Description: Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-time author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty, Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited every other weekend. This childhood triptych comes to life in The Clancys of Queens, an electric,… Continue reading “The Clancys of Queens” by Tara Clancy

Book Review

“The Girl in the Castle” by Santa Montefiore

Description: International sensation Santa Montefiore presents the first book in a trilogy that follows three Irish women through the decades of the twentieth century--perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Hazel Gaynor. Born on the ninth day of the ninth month in the year 1900, Kitty Deverill is special as her grandmother has always told her.… Continue reading “The Girl in the Castle” by Santa Montefiore

Book Tours

The Magic of Memoir: Part 2

To celebrate the fall reading trend of compelling memoir releases, BookSparks is calling all bloggers for The Magic of Memoir Blog Tour hosted by The Magic of Memoir anthology featuring Elizabeth Gilbert, Mary Karr and more! Hopefully, you had a chance to participate in Part 1, but there's still time to jump into The Magic… Continue reading The Magic of Memoir: Part 2