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BOOK REVIEW: In the Hope of Memories by Olivia Rivers

Title: In the Hope of MemoriesAuthor: Olivia RiversPublication: March 16, 2016Publisher: Red Sparrow PressGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 404 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Right before dying of a rare heart condition, Hope Jackson sets up a scavenger hunt across New York City using her graffiti art. The directions she leaves her four …

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MUSIC SPOTLIGHT – New Releases – September 20th

Highlights from Friday September 20, 2019 Release Day  Accidental themes sometimes emerge. This week’s accidental theme is people with horrible reputations who put out more mature albums than we are normally used to. One is a younger artist pushing pop music to the future. The other a rock legend reminding …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

Title: The Long CallAuthor: Ann CleevesPublication: September 3, 2019Publisher: Minotaur BooksGenre: MysteryPages: 382 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father’s funeral takes place. Once loved and cherished, the day Matthew left the …

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BOOK REVIEW: Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center

Title: Things You Save In A FireAuthor: Katherine CenterPublication: August 13, 2019Publisher: St. Martin’s PressGenre: Women’s FictionPages: 316 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s excellent at dealing …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Arrangement by Robyn Harding

Title: The ArrangementAuthor: Robyn HardingPublication: July 30, 2019Publisher: Simon & SchusterGenre: ThrillerPages: 352 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Natalie, a young art student in New York City, is struggling to pay her bills when a friend makes a suggestion: Why not go online and find a sugar daddy—a wealthy, older man who …

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MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: New Releases – August 30

Highlights from Friday August 30, 2019 Release Day  I have noticed that my reviews have been themed without really attempting to theme it. First week, was a diverse variety to get you started off on taking chances with new music. Second week, was all about female empowerment. This week is …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Title: The Lady RogueAuthor: Jenn BennettPublication: September 3, 2019Publisher: Simon PulseGenre: Teen, YA FictionPages: 384 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Some legends never die… Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after …

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BOOK REVIEW: Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

Title: Say You Still Love MeAuthor: K.A. TuckerPublication: August 6, 2019Publisher: Atria BooksGenre: RomancePages: 384 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Life is a mixed bag for Piper Calloway. On the one hand, she’s a twenty-nine-year-old VP at her dad’s multibillion-dollar real estate development firm, and living the high single life with her …

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BOOK REVIEW: A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean

Title: A Fire SparklingAuthor: Julianne MacLeanPublication: August 1, 2019Publisher: Lake Union PublishingGenre: Historical FictionPages: 424 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) After a crushing betrayal by the man she loves, Gillian Gibbons flees to her family home for a much-needed escape, but when she finds an old photograph of her grandmother in the …

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