Kristin Downer

Super Mom and Awesomely Nerdy Lady who can’t stand to sit still. Delving into the online world I ran a successful online radio channel and blog that brought fans up close and personal with their favourite music, television and movie stars. Now, with my hilariously nerdy partners in crime, we are hiding our nerdyness no more! Twitter: @Kristin_Downer

BOOK REVIEW: The Rural Diaries by Hilarie Burton Morgan

Title: The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief FarmAuthor: Hilarie Burton MorganPublication: May 5, 2020Publisher: HarperOneGenre: Non-FictionPages: 257 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) While Hilarie Burton Morgan’s hectic lifestyle as an actress in New York and Los Angeles gave her a comfortable life, it did not fulfill …

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BOOK REVIEW: Even If We Break by by Marieke Nijkamp

Title: Even If We BreakAuthor: Marieke NijkampPublication: September 15, 2020Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: YA Fiction, LGBTQ FictionPages: 320 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) FIVE friends go to a cabin.FOUR of them are hiding secrets.THREE years of history bind them.TWO are doomed from the start.ONE person wants to end this.NO ONE IS SAFE. Are …

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BOOK REVIEW: These Vengeful Hearts by Katherine Laurin

Title: These Vengeful HeartsAuthor: Katherine LaurinPublication: September 8, 2020Publisher: Inkyard PressGenre: YA FictionPages: 368 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Anyone can ask the Red Court for a favor…but every request comes at a cost. And once the deed is done, you’re forever in their debt. Whenever something scandalous happens at Heller High, …

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BOOK REVIEW: When I Was You by Amber Garza

Title: When I Was YouAuthor: Amber GarzaPublication: August 25, 2020Publisher: MIRAGenre: Domestic ThrillersPages: 368 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) You meets Fatal Attraction in this up-all-night psychological thriller about a lonely empty-nester’s growing obsession with a young mother who shares her name. It all begins on an ordinary fall morning, when Kelly …

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BOOK REVIEW: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

Title: Little DisastersAuthor: Sarah VaughanPublication: August 18, 2020Publisher: Atria BooksGenre: Domestic ThrillersPages: 448 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) A new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us. You think you know her…but look a little closer. She is a stay-at-home mother-of-three with boundless reserves of …

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The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals by Becky Mandelbaum

Title: The Bright Side Sanctuary for AnimalsAuthor: Becky MandelbaumPublication: August 4, 2020Publisher: Simon & SchusterGenre: Women’s FictionPages: 333 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals is in trouble. It’s late 2016 when Ariel discovers that her mother Mona’s animal sanctuary in Western Kansas has not only been the …

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BOOK REVIEW: Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks

Title: Lies Lies LiesAuthor: Adele ParksPublication: August 4, 2020Publisher: MIRAGenre: Psychological ThrillerPages: 384 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Daisy and Simon’s marriage is great, isn’t it? After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. A happy little family of three. And so what if Simon drinks a …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Safe Place by Anna Downes

Title: The Safe PlaceAuthor: Anna DownesPublication: July 14, 2020Publisher: Minotaur BooksGenre: Psychological ThrillerPages: 354 SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads) Emily is a mess. Emily Proudman just lost her acting agent, her job, and her apartment in one miserable day. Emily is desperate. Scott Denny, a successful and charismatic CEO, has a problem …

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BOOK REVIEW: Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso

Title: Little Creeping ThingsAuthor: Chelsea IchasoPublication: June 2, 2020Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, YA Fiction, Mystery, ThrillerPages: 237 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When she was a child, Cassidy Pratt accidentally started a fire that killed her neighbor. She’s pretty sure she didn’t mean to do it, and she’d give anything to forget …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Summer I Drowned by Taylor Hale

Title: The Summer I DrownedAuthor: Taylor HalePublication: July 7, 2020Publisher: Wattpad BooksGenre: Teens & YA Fiction, MysteryPages: 336 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Five years after almost drowning, Olivia Cathart returns home to Caldwell Beach determined to face her fears and take some risks―not just by swimming, but by opening her heart. …

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