Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner

Title: Before She DisappearedAuthor: Lisa GardnerPublication: January 19, 2021Publisher: DuttonGenre: Thriller, MysteryPages: 395 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman, a recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings. But she spends her life doing what no one else will–searching for missing people the world has stopped looking …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Title: The Boy in the Striped PajamasAuthor: John BoynePublication: October 23, 2007Publisher: David Fickling BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 215 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family …

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BOOK REVIEW: Sally’s Baking Addiction by Sally McKenney

Title: Sally’s Baking AddictionAuthor: Sally McKenney Publication: November 9, 2016Publisher: Race Point PublishingGenre: CookbooksPages: 192 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Named by Huffington Post as one of the “Top 10 Food Blogs to Watch” in 2013, Sally’s Baking Addiction has skyrocketed in popularity since its inception in late 2011. Baking addict and food blogger, Sally …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Switch by Beth O’Leary

Title: The SwitchAuthor: Beth O’LearyPublication: August 18, 2020Publisher: Flatiron BooksGenre: Romance, Women’s FictionPages: 336 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single …

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BOOK REVIEW: What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini

Title: What She Found in the WoodsAuthor: Josephine AngeliniPublication: December 1, 2020Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens & YA Fiction, MysteryPages: 385 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Running from a scandal at her New York private school, Magdalena heads to her family home to recover under the radar.Over-medicated and under-confident, she’s fearful she’ll never …

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BOOK REVIEW: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Title: Lilac GirlsAuthor: Martha Hall KellyPublication: April 5, 2016Publisher: Ballantine BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 497 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades …

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BOOK REVIEW: Admission by Julie Buxbaum

Title: AdmissionAuthor: Julie BuxbaumPublication: December 1, 2020Publisher: Delacorte PressGenre: Teens & YA FictionPages: 354 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes an of-the-moment novel that peeks inside the private lives of the hypercompetitive and the hyperprivileged and takes on the college …

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