Book Review — “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty

Wow!!! You book yourself into a “wellness retreat” and you get waaaaay more than you bargained for!!! “Nine Perfect Strangers” check into the Tranquillum House and get the experience of a lifetime. They are told “your lives will never be the same”, and that’s about the only true thing on the brochure! I really liked this book, but I can see why some didn’t. It’s strange & creepy and takes you down a road where you’ll need your imagination. Masha, the owner and leader of Tranquillun House, is someone you do not want to see on your next spa vacation — she’s a complete nutter!! I definitely recommend this book, and think it’s a fun page-turner. Check yourself in and go along for the weird ride!!

Book Review — “I Know Who You Are” by Alice Feeney

Alice Feeney’s follow up to “Sometimes I Lie” did NOT disappoint!! Meet Aimee Sinclair, an up and coming actress who’s life starts to unravel when her husband disappears. His cellphone and wallet are on the dining room table, but he is…gone. And the evidence points towards Aimee killing him. You’ll travel back in time with her and learn of a troubled past filled with lies and brutality. Is someone from her past stalking her? Is it all in her imagination? Is she doing this herself? Can Aimee be a murderer and not remember? This is a fun, dark book and great for a rainy summer day!!

Book Review — “Across a Broken Shore” by Amy Trueblood

“Across a Broken Shore” is historical fiction set in San Francisco in the early 1930’s during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. You will meet Willa, who’s torn between a guilty promise made to her family and her true dreams for a fulfilling life. Willa is set to enter the convent and realize her parents’ dreams, but she longs for a different life. In a chance encounter she meets Dr. Katherine Winston, who opens her eyes and her heart to the possibility of a career in medicine. This book touches on so many topics in such a masterful way — the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and the men who risked their lives to build it — the prejudices and road blocks females faced in the early 1930’s, especially those wanting to be physicians — family responsibilities and limitations — the Great Depression and “Hoovervilles” where the less fortunate congregated — first love — and friendship. “Across a Broken Shore” is a touching novel filled with great characters and a piece of history that is sometimes overlooked. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Historical Fiction and strong female characters. Disclaimer — I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Net Galley!! Release date: 11/5/19 #netgalley

Book Review — “The Furies” by Katie Lowe

I was excited to have some dark and eerie fun reading this book, and for the most part I did.  There were a lot of things I really enjoyed — the witchcraft, the friendship, the mystery and the twist at the end.  But in some places this book went to far and made the characters too unlikeable.  I would have liked it better with a little deeper character development and a little less “cold-hearted teens”.   But I did enjoy most of it and am happy I read it.  PS — love the cover design!!  Disclaimer— I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.  Thanks Net Galley!! Release date 10/08/19