Book Review — “Carolina Isle” by Jude Deveraux

Perfect Beach Read!! Meet Ariel and Sara — two look-alike cousins who each yearn for another life. They decide to switch places on a weekend trip to King’s Isle with Sara’s boss (whom she thinks she hates) and Ariel’s fiancé (in whom she thinks she has no interest). What awaits them on the island off the coast of South Carolina is mystery, secrets and danger that will test their relationships with both men. It’s a typical love story set in a mystery but well-written, fast-paced and lots of fun!!

Book Review — “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together” by Carol Burnett

What a pleasure!! Everyone loves Carol Burnett, and they’ll walk away from this loving her even more. Through a series of short stories, you’ll learn about Carol Burnett herself, her co-workers, her show, her family and a bunch of other big-name stars. Carol Burnett is so incredibly humble and many times is as star struck as we all would be. I actually listened to this book on Audible, which was an extra special treat because Carol Burnett narrates her own story. You’ll laugh; you’ll cry, and you’ll feel good all over! Highly recommended in the Audible version. #CarolBurnett #Audible

Book Review— “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio

I can’t even put into words how much I loved this book. Although it’s a YA book, it’s for all ages and filled with hope, love, humor & acceptance. Have some Kleenex ready for this touching story of August “Auggie” Pullman and his family and friends. Born with a facial deformity, Auggie is going to school for the first time in fifth grade. You will love his honest journey, and no matter how old or how “beautiful” you are, you will learn about true inner beauty and….what it means to be a “Wonder”. Highly, highly recommended for all ages. Five stars!! #Randomhouse #youngadultbooks

Book Review — “Seven Letters” by J. P. Monninger

“Seven Letters” by J. P. Monninger is more than a love story. It’s a story of survival, growth, friendship, and healing. It’s a story of Ireland and its beauty. And it’s a story of forgiveness– both of others and one’s self. This book is full of well-developed characters that you will come to care about and enjoy. And, who doesn’t love a book with a great dog as a character?!? If you’re looking for a well-written, not-too-sappy love story, look no further. “Seven Letters” is for you. Disclaimer– I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Publish date 10/08/19 #netgalley

Book Review — “The Fragments” by Toni Jordan

“The Fragments” by Toni Jordan revolves around a lost/damaged manuscript and the death of its author.   Alternating between present day and flashbacks it’s an interesting read but can be a bit slow at times.  I enjoyed the flashback story of Rachel and Inga much more than the present day sections of Caddie trying to solve the mystery, which I thought could have been tighter and more enticing.  I was very invested in the story of Rachel and Inga and enjoyed wondering how the elderly woman in the beginning of the novel came to know a line from the manuscript that was destroyed in a fire.   I was drawn to the premise of the book, enjoyed the mystery, and really loved Rachel & Inga’s storyline.  3 stars.  Disclaimer— I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.  #TheFragments #NetGalley