The Christmas Wish

I was led to believe that this was a holiday romcom, but this marketing is a bit misleading. It has romance, yes, and it had a lot of humorous lines and situations, but the focus of the story wasnโ€™t romance so much as it was about family dynamics and understanding that people arenโ€™t always as together as they seem.

Spells for Forgetting

Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne YoungPublished by: Delacorte PressPublish Date: 2022Genre(s): Fiction, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Magical RealismHB&W Rating: 4View on GoodreadsBuy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository Synopsis Emery Blackwoodโ€™s life changed forever the night her best friend was found dead and the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her. … Continue reading Spells for Forgetting

One Italian Summer

While some are calling this a romance, I would say that it is almost more of a coming of age story - even though our main character is in her 30s. It's about finding yourself, being comfortable in your own skin, and learning to stand on your own two feet. It's about relationships, understanding, and forgiveness. All that plus the beautiful Italian setting, this is definitely a perfect summer read.

Elsewhere

What makes a mother? What makes her a good mother, or a bad mother? That's the question on every woman's mind in the small town Vera lives in. Unable to remember her own mother, she begins to wonder how or if she'll be remembered or missed if/when she too disappears.

The Little French Bistro – Book Review

The author's writing was probably the best part of the book. Her way with words is admirable, and I could almost see, hear and smell the area of Brittany through her words. She also was, at times, very prosaic, which I appreciate as well. Her writing really brought the scene to life, but that's probably the only redeeming feature of this book.