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 Blackwood’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
This book seeks to shine a light on women who history would eschew as undesirable or "other" for various reason and lets their story be told with plausible insights into what was really going on. The authors clearly did their research and are very knowledgeable about that which they speak and present these women's stories in a thought-provoking, insightful, and sometimes eerie way.
The first thing I have to say about this book that isn't really about this book at all is that I have had that Rhianna song stuck in my head since reading the title of this one. Weeks, friends. Weeks. It's a good song, but I'm ready for something else LOL.
The first thing that struck me immediately is the writing itself. It was quick, clever and downright hilarious. The back and forth banter often reminded me of Gilmore Girls, and the small town that the book takes place in had a total Stars Hollow vibe to it, even down to the town hall meeting that Nora attended for pure entertainment purposes just like Lorelei. I was hooked!
...this was an easy entry into a difficult topic about a horrible part of history and a wake up call about present issues plaguing the country and how much hasn't really changed.
Guilty Pleasures...we all have them. These are my favorite guilty pleasure series, laid bare for all to see.
This story has spirit, humor, and verve, and lessons to be learned. It has the sweetness of a first romance, and the rollercoaster of emotions when faced with staying true to yourself or to the mold someone else is trying to put you into, even when itâ€™s well-meaning, and maybe, just maybe, being brave enough to be yourself anyway.
This book is classified as a romance, and it was the focus on love in the book, and how fleeting time can render it, how it shouldn't be squandered or put off....that was particularly romantic I thought.
This book actually reminded me a little bit of To Kill a Mockingbird â€“ the writing, the Southern setting, the pacing, the court case, the prejudice, but particularly the court case.
Divided loyalties and deadly secrets are taking their toll on the daughter of the house where enemy soldiers are housed. But as her prejudice disappears and she falls for the enemy, their love story ends tragically, or does it?