Category: Book review

Book Review :  The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

Book Review : The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

October 5, 2017 Book review 5 ★★★★

The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain describes how a community pulled together, and built an urgently needed polio hospital.  With engaging characters who grow stronger and stronger through adversity, it’s a book that pulls you in and inspires. I loved it! Balancing the books is a quick fire review where I… Read more »

Book Review : Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben

Book Review : Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben

September 26, 2017 Book review 3 ★★★★

When I’m in the mood for a twisty fast-paced read, I know turning to a Harlan Coben book will deliver just what I need.  It’s my hard and fast thriller read rule and Don’t Let Go was no exception. First Line of Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben “Daisy wore… Read more »

Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

September 12, 2017 Book review 4 ★★★★★

I wrote this review for Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult immediately after I read it.  While I was still full of all the feels and thoughts, I spewed them all out.  So if it makes no sense, that’s why! My thoughts on Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult I have no… Read more »

Book Review: Girlhood by Cat Clarke

Book Review: Girlhood by Cat Clarke

August 22, 2017 Book review 11 ★★★★★

I flat-out loved this book!  I savour books about friendship, and I adored how this book focused on the sisterhood theme, with no major romances thrown into steal the limelight.  Friendship deserves the spotlight and I’m so glad that it was centre stage in Girlhood by Cat Clarke. First Line… Read more »

Book Review: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Book Review: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

June 8, 2017 Book review 33 ★★★½

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins is book that dividing my Goodreads friends into 2 camps.  Team-loving-it, and Team-abandoning-it-quickly.  And I relate to both! Thoughts on Into the Water by Paula Hawkins Yes all the points of view confused and annoyed me, but it’s worth paddling on through the various perspectives…. Read more »

Book Review: The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

Book Review: The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

June 5, 2017 Book review 28 ★★★½

My head is melted trying to decide a rating for The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein. I’m so torn. A part of me loves the characters and the atmosphere.  The other part of me laments the lack of pace, and the overly detailed descriptions. First Line of The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth… Read more »

Book Review: One Bad Turn by Sinead Crowley

Book Review: One Bad Turn by Sinead Crowley

June 2, 2017 Book review 6 ★★★★

One Bad Turn by Sinead Crowley is a deceptively twisty book, which I raced though eager to puzzle it all out.  And of course I was racing against the mind of Claire Boyle, the detective sergeant whose mind was also racing and her sleuthing skills quickly outpaced me.  I loved… Read more »

Book Review: The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis

Book Review: The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis

May 31, 2017 Book review 4 ★★★★

I devoured The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis with an ominous sense of dread. I couldn’t guess if we were dealing with an unreliable narrator, vengeful family members, a huge red herring of a disappearance, or just your average random psychopath. So as you can imagine I was flipping pages rapidly… Read more »

Book Review: Tattletale by Sarah J. Naughton

Book Review: Tattletale by Sarah J. Naughton

May 29, 2017 Book review 3 ★★★★

Two very, very different women star in Tattletale by Sarah J. Naughton. Both have suffered through miserable childhoods. One fell in love with her neighbour, the other fell in love with her career. And now they meet, after a shocking moment of violence that ricochets through both their lives, and… Read more »