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The Broken Girls – Simone St. James

Title: The Broken Girls Author: Simone St. James Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction Plot: Fiona Sheridan keeps revisiting the place where her sister was murdered. There’s something about Idlewild Hall that keeps drawing her back. Maybe because she feels a connection to the ‘unwanted’ girls that lived there in the 1950’s? Maybe is Mary Hand, theContinue reading “The Broken Girls – Simone St. James”

Once Upon A River – Diane Setterfield

Title: Once Upon A River Author: Diane Setterfield Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Plot: There’s a town on the River Thames with a tavern that specializes in storytelling. Then one night, a new story starts. A little girl is found drowned in the Thames. She’s got no pulse at first, then moments later, she does. ThreeContinue reading “Once Upon A River – Diane Setterfield”

As Old as Time – Liz Braswell

Title: As Old as Time – A Twisted Tale Author: Liz Braswell Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Plot: If you know the story of Beauty and the Beast, think again. This time there are a few changes to Belle’s story. Belle’s mom is the enchantress who cursed the Beast. Her mom, Rosalind, is on the ofContinue reading “As Old as Time – Liz Braswell”

Followed by Frost – Charlie N. Holmberg

Title: Followed by Frost Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Genre: Fantasy Plot: Smitha is a vain young girl in a small village in Euwan. Mordan, a kind man from far away, asks Smitha out. She turns him down and he curses her to be as cold as her heart. From then on out, Smith is permanentlyContinue reading “Followed by Frost – Charlie N. Holmberg”

When Crickets Cry – Charles Martin

Title: When Crickets Cry Author: Charles Martin Genre: Realistic Fiction Plot: Reese is a lonely man trying to hide from the world. Then he meets Annie, who’s selling lemonade. She’s saving money for a new heart. Something inside Reese starts to change after he saves Annie when she’s hit by a car. Reese starts spendingContinue reading “When Crickets Cry – Charles Martin”

Ana María and the Fox – Liana de la Rosa

Title: Ana María and the Fox Author: Liana de la Rosa Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Ana María Luna and her sisters, Isabela and Gabriela, have been sent to London to keep them safe. Their father is a high ranking politician in the Mexican government. The French have taken control of Mexico and the Luna familyContinue reading “Ana María and the Fox – Liana de la Rosa”

The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi – Shannon Chakraborty

Title: The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi Author: Shannon Chakraborty Genre: Fantasy Plot: Anima Al-Sirafi is the former captain, or nadhuka, of the ship Marawati. Ten years into Amina’s retirement a local noble lady tracks her down and threaten’s her family if Amina doesn’t take the job. The job is to bring back the lady’s granddaughterContinue reading “The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi – Shannon Chakraborty”

River Sing Me Home – Eleanor Shearer

Title: River Sing Me Home Author: Eleanor Shearer Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Rachel is a field hand slave on a plantation in Barbados. She and the other workers have been told they’re free but still have to work for their master. Rachel made the decision to run. She had children stolen from her and nowContinue reading “River Sing Me Home – Eleanor Shearer”

The Writing Retreat – Julia Bartz

Title: The Writing Retreat Author: Julia Bartz Genre: Thriller Plot: Alex has had writer’s block for the past year. She blames it on a bad ending with a former friend, Wren. But when a mutual friend of Alex and Wren signs them both up for a writer’s retreat with their favorite author, Roza Vallo, neitherContinue reading “The Writing Retreat – Julia Bartz”

Elements of Cadence 2 – Rebecca Ross

Book 1 is A River Enchanted Title: Book 2 – A Fire Endless Author: Rebecca Ross Genre: Fantasy Plot: It’s been some time since Adaira cross to the west side of the island of Cadence. She’s learning her role as the daughter of the laird. But it’s been hard on Jack, who’s been stuck inContinue reading “Elements of Cadence 2 – Rebecca Ross”