The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Publication Info: Published June 2, 2020 by Penguin Audio. I listened to this book through my local library. Other editions available. Summary: Twins Stella and Desiree were born and raised in a small black community called Mallard, Louisiana. After their father was killed when they were young children, their mother did what she could to […]

Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman

Publication Info: Expected publication date: August 4, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press. I read the Kindle pre-pub edition courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley. Other editions available at publication. Summary: After nearly four years of Nazi occupation, the people of Paris are emotionally drained and starving. The German soldiers in the city, sensing the end […]

It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan

Publication Info: Expected publication date, September 8, 2020 by Crooked Lane Books. I read the Kindle pre-pub edition courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher. Other editions will be available at the time of publication. Summary: In a monstrosity of a house built by their ancestors, the current generations of Wakefields live at the edge of […]

Above the Bay of Angels by Rhys Bowen

Publication Info: Published February 11, 2020 by Lake Union Publishing. I listened to the audio edition through my Kindle Unlimited edition. Other editions available. Summary: Raised in a genteel household, orphaned and impoverished Isabella Waverly finds herself with no skills to support herself and her younger sister after her parents die. She goes into service […]

Still Here by Amy Stuart

Publication Info: Expected Publication date Aug 11, 2020 by Gallery Books. I read the pre-pub Kindle edition courtesy of NetGalley. Other editions will be available at the time of publication. Summary: Clare is on the run from her abusive ex-husband, while investigating the disappearance of her boss, Malcolm. Malcolm was working on several cases of […]

July Literary Holidays

Today is National Wine and Cheese Day. While not in itself a literary holiday, a good book goes very well with wine and cheese. Pardon me while I nibble on a page…mmmmm. There are only a few days left in the month, but it’s not too late to participate in some of July’s literary holidays: […]

Sneak Preview: Paris Never Leaves You

Publication Info: Expected publication date: August 4, 2020. I’m delighted to take part in my first blog tour for a book, thanks to St. Martin’s Press! My review will post on the publication date, August, 4, 2020. In the meantime, here is some promotional material provided by the publisher. Click HERE for an excerpt from […]

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews

Publication Info: I listened to the audiobook through my local library. Published May 8, 2018 by MacMillan Audio. Other editions available in bookstores and libraries. Summary: Ninety-nine year old Josephine Bettendorf Warrick is dying of cancer. She owns a crumbling mansion and most of a barrier island off the Georgia coast. The state is trying […]

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

Publication Info: Expected publication date August 4th 2020, by St. Martin’s Press. I read the Kindle pre-pub edition courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher. Summary: In the small seaside town of Neapolis, a young man is on trial for the rape of a teenage girl. Scott Blair is Neapolis’ athlete-hero, with a college scholarship and […]

The Vacation by T.M. Logan

Publication Info: Expected publication date, July 21, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press. I read the pre-pub Kindle edition courtesy of NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press. Previous editions available from other publishers. Summary: Several long-time friends, along with their families, go on vacation in a secluded villa in France to celebrate the women’s fortieth birthdays. They […]