We Are Called To Rise: A Review

We Are Called To Rise is Laura McBride’s debut novel, published in 2015. My only regret with this novel is that I discovered it three years after the publishing date. It easily rose to claim a spot in my Top…

The Shortest Way Home: A Review

Hannah is on the cusp of having everything that she’s ever wanted – a cushiony job at Goldman Sachs, a posh apartment in Manhattan, an almost-fiance, Ethan, who might be the only man in New York City that actually wants…

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The Bright Hour: A Review

Nina Riggs, a poet, a mother of two young boys, and a wife of sixteen years, was just thirty-seven when she was diagnosed with an aggressive but treatable breast cancer – “one small spot.” Within a year, her cancer was…

The Reminders: Interview, Review & Giveaway!

Listen to the interview/review below! I’m both thrilled and honor to bring you a review that isn’t just myself rambling on about what I loved and didn’t love about The Reminders. Val Emmich, author of The Reminders weighs in on…

The Clockmaker’s Daughter: A Review

The Clockmaker’s Daughter is a story about a house, art, love and how the three of them are eternally intertwined. In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon…

The Book of Essie: A Review

It’s men who trust they will suffer no consequences for their action, while women suffer no matter what they do. (77) The Book of Essie is a story about an evangelical family that is the moneymaking reality TV show powerhouse Six…

Far From The Tree: A Review

Far From The Tree by Robin Benway. Published by HarperTeen © 2017. Hardcover. 384 pages. Literature & Fiction > YA. Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth,…

Overcoming a Funk

I used to think that there was an infinite amount of creativity lurking beneath the surface, always. That I would never be without ideas, or visualizing projects or actively working on a project. And I even wrote for 3 magazines…

His Favorites: A Review

His Favorites by Kate Walbert. Published by Scribner © August 2018. Hardcover. 160 pages. Literature & Fiction > Short Stories. Jo, Carly and Stephanie are two careless, young teenage girls until one night, two of them witnessed the stark reality…