House of Brides by Jane Cockram

Publication Info: Expected publication date Oct 22, 2019 by Harper. Pre-Pub Kindle edition courtesy of Eidelweiss + by Above the Treeline. Summary: Miranda Courteney’s life fell apart when she made one very public mistake. Her frenzied life as a social media health and lifestyle influencer came crashing to a halt after she handed out some […]

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Publication Info: Published Sept 24, 2019 by Harper. Hardback edition courtesy of my local library. Other editions available. Summary: Two siblings, Maeve and Danny live with their father in a monstrosity of a house in a town outside of Philadelphia. The time is shortly after the end of the Second World War. Their mother disappeared […]

The Year of the Return by Nathaniel Popkin

Publication Info: Published Aug 1, 2019 by Open Books. Kindle edition courtesy of their Book Glow reviewers program. Summary: The setting is Philadelphia, 1976, just before the country’s Bicentennial. The country is still reeling from the effects of the Viet Nam war. Mayor Frank Rizzo is throwing his weight around, doing his best to foment […]

Bethlehem by Karen Kelly

Publication Info: Expected publication date: July 9th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press. Kindle pre-pub edition courtesy of NetGalley Summary: Joanna Collier recently moved into her husband’s family home in Pennsylvania with her two young children, Charlie and Daisy. Frank Collier moved them there to help his aging mother after his father died. With her husband […]

House of Gold by Natasha Solomons

Publication Information: Pre-Pub Kindle edition, October 23, 2018 by G.P. Putnam sons. Pre-pub courtesy of First to Read. Originally published by Cornerstone Books, May 3, 2018. Summary: Nicknamed the House of Gold, the Goldbaum’s Palace in Vienna, Austria in the early 20th century is an extraordinary display of wealth. The white limestone edifice trimmed in gold […]