Summer Under the Stars is such a lovely book about finding your way though things are messy or sad or just plain tired. Daisy is a hopeful novelist working a menial journalist job and dating Toby. Toby is not the best boyfriend but he comes with a lovely family that Daisy very much needs since her mother died.
Wanting to rekindle their romance, Daisy books a week long getaway to a glamping site owned by a friend of long ago. Toby is not the best of partners on the trip and on a day when he goes into work (which he cannot let go of), Daisy gets lost at night in the forest and meets Jake Steele, a bonafide novelist. They find moments in time to talk and grow to appreciate each other. Daisy is torn: Toby is her steady partner! Jake is something else to her because they have so much in common.
Add to the fray Daisy’s search for her birth mother in the town adjacent to the glamping site. It’s a chance to find her and learn the why’s of her adoption.
A Random Act of Kindness is a wonderful read with interesting and lively characters, all sorts of tension from relationships, and a story of how several diverse people can unite to help a young woman buffeted by the winds of life.
My eyes were teary and my heart was full when I completed Little Teashop on Main. It is more than endearing, a remarkably incredible read about the lives of four friends and their choices, their families and their journeys through life. I love the utilization of rotating perspectives which delve deeper into the emotions of each character. Little Shop on Main Street is a keeper.
The Summer We Lost Her is a touching story of a couple at the crossroads, confused with their relationship as they deal with the disappearance of their daughter. When you add a former, long ago love, a wrench is thrown into the mix of emotions, insecurities, and uncertain future.
I really loved it!
I love Mary Kay Andrews books! They are always a sheer pleasure to read.
This is a great book! There is a woman trying to pull her life back together, two mysteries to baffle you and a father trying for reconciliation. Sunset Beach is a perfect summer read for everyone.
I could not put this novel down! I found myself so wrapped up in the crazy, complex story of Choo and Bizzy that I kept reading until very late into the night. Theirs is a complicated love story of best friends and cousins, trying to reach beyond the taboo yet knowing it will affect their every move.
A single mother, determined to finish her nursing degree and finally improve the lives of herself and her son, is thrown into the path of craziness when she meets a baseball pitcher with all types of problems going on in his life. Angel is on the last stretch for her degree. It is just within in reach when she meets Duke, a problematic ball player. Her kindness backfires and she almost loses sight of her goal.
It is a cute story with great characters.
This is the story of two women living difficult lives resulting from past events. Masha’s son disappeared when he was a toddler and believed to have drowned. She spends her life visiting the local Victorian cemetery, hoping for the existence of heaven for her son. She daily encounters a gruff woman who feeds the crows and dubs her “Sally Red Shoes.” Grief is Masha’s constant companion.
Alice lives to protect her teen son, to his extreme dismay and irritation. She longs to go back to the days when she was the only person in his life.
There is so much between the pages of Masha’s transformation and Alice’s search for atonement.
It’s a slow read but worthwhile and touching.
This is a crazy book and I loved it! Trudy Johnson lives a sad life: no money, a bad factory job, sad living conditions. She meets a daredevil in the making, Jules Tremblay, who is planning to do a crazy car jump over the local river. He is in no better shape than she is but there is something about him that draws Trudy to him. Enter the world of mishaps and adventures for Trudy, Jules, Claire (Trudy’s mother), and Mercy (Trudy’s niece). Plus, Trudy’s long gone sister returns and all hell breaks loose.
Confession: I am not usually into novels about shifters but Elena Aitken writes the best, sexiest series in the Bears of Grizzly Ridge series. The trials and tribulations of a force of love too strong to deny is the theme for His to Defend. Compounding the matter for sifter Ryker is that the woman he cannot deny is human, a rule breaker for the Grizzly code. Nina, the human, is drawn to Ryker in a way she has never experienced. If it is truly meant to be, even after all of Ryker’s mistakes, it will be.