Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles: A Love Story by Laura Fahrenthold

Title: The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles: A Love StoryAuthor: Laura FahrentholdPublication: June 26, 2018Publisher: Hatherleigh PressGenre: Non-FictionPages: 304 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles presents a moving portrait of life told with unflinching honesty about marriage, motherhood and mourning. Laura Fahrenthold-Pittman knew that to cope with her painful loss, …

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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: Rules of the Road by Ciara Geraghty

Title: Rules of the RoadAuthor: Ciara GeraghtyPublication: August 4, 2020Publisher: Park RowGenre: FictionPages: 401 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When Iris Armstrong goes missing, her best friend Terry—wife, mother and all-around worrier—is convinced something bad has happened. And when she finds her glamorous, feisty friend, she’s right: Iris is setting out on …

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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 Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

Title: The Cottingley SecretyAuthor: Hazel GaynorPublication: August 1, 2017Publisher: William Morrow PaperbacksGenre: Biographical Historical FictionPages: 416 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) 1917… It was inexplicable, impossible, but it had to be true—didn’t it? When two young cousins, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright from Cottingley, England, claim to have photographed fairies at the …

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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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BOOK REVIEW: When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

Title: When We Left CubaAuthor: Chanel CleetonPublication: April 9, 2019Publisher: BerkleyGenre: Historical FictionPages: 364 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Beautiful. Daring. Deadly.  The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez–her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro’s inner circle and pulled into the dangerous …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Girls Weekend by Jody Gehrman

Title: The Girls WeekendAuthor: Jody GehrmanPublication: August 11, 2020Publisher: Crooked Lane BooksGenre: Mystery, SuspensePages: 320 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Their reunion just became a crime scene . . . June Moody, a thirty-something English professor, just wants to get away from her recent breakup and reunite with girlfriends over summer break. …

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