The Last Time I Saw You – Book Review

This was my first book by the sister writing duo publishing under the pen name Liv Constantine. Their earlier book, The Last Mrs. Parrish, received rave reviews and that was enough for me that when my mom asked me if I wanted to borrow this one, I said absolutely! The book opens strongly, with a woman gasping for breath in an inferno, struggling to make it to safety. It pretty much goes downhill from there. Why? Well, several things actually.

A hardback copy of the book "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah sits on a wooden drafting board next to a white metal watering can, a green and white on terra cotta vase holding faux greenery, and a black mug of hot tea.

The Four Winds – Book Review

It's my belief that good books are diverting and can take you to a place outside of where you are in the real world, but great books are those that make you think, that challenge you to re-evaluate what you know, that change your viewpoint, that teach you something. Few authors are able to deliver on greatness time after time, but Kristin Hannah appears to be one of those authors.

An iPad with the cover of the ebook "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng sits on a wooden tray next to a vase of peachy pink and cream flowers, a small glass bud vase on a cream colored coaster, a pair of metal filigree embroidery scissors, and a crochet project with a brown swirl Furls Streamline hook.

Everything I Never Told You – Book Review

There are so many layers that drive this story all the way to its heart-wrenching conclusion.We see how each character's insecurities cause them to misconstrue the words and actions of those around them and how those insecurities embitter them toward one another as well. Will the characters' individual insecurities and motivations break the family apart, or will they be able to heal together after their loss?

A hardcover copy of the book titled "The Last Story of Mina Lee" by Nancy Jooyoun Kim sits on a wicker tray with a lit cream colored candle and white mug of hot tea with a navy blue crochet blanket in the background.

The Last Story of Mina Lee – Book Review

This book was just okay for me. Generally, most of the books I've read that had that coveted Reese's Book Club sticker on the cover, I have straight up loved, flipping pages long past my bed time, spending way too much daylight reading them. But while the premise of this story intrigued me, the story itself seemed to be just as confused as the one of our heroines, Margot.