Elizabeth Cole

Stay-at-home mom to two children and one toddler. I love to read, travel (haven't done it in a while), and cook. Born and raised in Three Rivers, Michigan and currently, reside in Northern Michigan. Can't wait to start sharing my book thoughts/ reviews with you!!

BOOK REVIEW: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Shadow and BoneAuthor: Leigh BardugoPublication: June 5, 2012Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.Genre: YA Fiction, FantasyPages: 369 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodsreads) Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Title: The Book Woman of Troublesome CreekAuthor: Kim Michele RichardsonPublication: May 7, 2019Publisher: Sourcebooks LandmarkGenre: FictionPages: 322 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is.  Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own  traveling librarian, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Risk Taker by Sonia Stanizzo

Title: Risk TakerAuthor: Sonia StanizzoPublication: July 16, 2021Publisher: Jrl PublishingGenre: RomancePages: 296 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) He’s everything she’s turned her back on.And she’s everything he didn’t know he wanted… On a night she’d rather forget, aspiring makeup artist, Holly Ainsworth meets actor Ethan Doyle.  Holly wants to keep her distance …

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BOOK REVIEW: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Title: American DirtAuthor: Jeanine CumminsPublication: January 21, 2021Publisher: Flatiron BooksGenre: FictionPages: 387 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of …

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BOOK REVIEW: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

Title: A Whole New WorldAuthor: Liz BraswellPublication: September 1, 2015Publisher: Disney PressGenre: Teens & YA Fiction, FantasyPages: 279 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? Aladdin is a Street Rat. Like most, he’s just trying to survive another day in impoverished Agrabah. Jasmine is a princess, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Too Much Like You by Tylor Paige

Title: Too Much Like YouAuthor: Tylor PaigePublication: February 5, 2021Publisher: Self-PublishedGenre: RomancePages: 362 SYNOPSIS: (From Amazon) Jimmy: Three months. That’s it. Do the stupid legacy tour with my bastard brother and pick up the check at the finish line. That’s not so hard when you think about it in it’s simplest …

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BOOK REVIEW: Beartown by Frederik Backman

Title: BeartownAuthor: Frederik BackmanPublication: April 25, 2017Publisher: Atria BooksGenre: FictionPages: 434 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Title: The Lost Girls of ParisAuthor: Pam JenoffPublication: January 29, 2019Publisher: Park RowGenre: Historical FictionPages: 385 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) 1946, Manhattan Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an …

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BOOK REVIEW: Talk Bookish To Me by Kate Bromley

Title: Talk Bookish To MeAuthor: Kate BromleyPublication: May 25, 2021Publisher: Graydon HouseGenre: Women’s FictionPages: 320 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Kara Sullivan’s life is full of love—albeit fictional. As a bestselling romance novelist and influential bookstagrammer, she’s fine with getting her happily-ever-after fix between the covers of a book. But right now? …

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