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Comfort and Joy – Kristin Hannah

Title: Comfort and Joy Author: Kristin Hannah Genre: Realistic Fiction, Fantasy Plot: This is Joy Candellario’s first Christmas alone. She’s recently divorced and having trouble with her sister. Desperate for change, Joy buys a last minute plane ticket to go anywhere but home. But the plane crashes and Joys finds a way to walk toContinue reading “Comfort and Joy – Kristin Hannah”

The Wilderwomen – Ruth Emmie Lang

Title: The Wilderwomen Author: Ruth Emmie Lang Genre: Fantasy, Realistic Fiction Plot: Zadie and Finn’s mom went missing five years ago. Zadie was eighteen and started her own life. Finn was twelve and sent to foster care with a good family. Both girls had unique abilities. Zadie has premonitions and Finn has echos (she canContinue reading “The Wilderwomen – Ruth Emmie Lang”

Darling Girl – Liz Michalski

Title: Darling Girl Author: Liz Michalski Genre: Fantasy Plot: Jane Darling is the granddaughter of Wendy Darling. The same Wendy who went to Neverland. In the present day, she’s the owner of a skincare company. Everything changes when she gets a call from her daughter, Eden, who’s been in a coma for 10 years. WhenContinue reading “Darling Girl – Liz Michalski”

Piranesi – Susanna Clarke

Title: Piranesi Author: Susanna Clarke Genre: Fantasy Plot: The Other calls me Piranesi, but I know that’s not my name. My job is to explore the halls of the house and write down what I’ve seen. For as long as I can remember I’ve been in this house by myself unless The Other comes toContinue reading “Piranesi – Susanna Clarke”

The Night Tiger – Yangsze Choo

Title: The Night Tiger Author: Yangsze Choo Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Plot: Ji Lin is helping her mother pay off her mother’s mahjong debts in British colony Malaya (now Malaysia). She has an apprenticeship with a dressmaker and works part time at a dance hall. One of her dance partners drops something after a dance.Continue reading “The Night Tiger – Yangsze Choo”

The Painter of Battles – Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Title: The Painter of Battles Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Translator: Margaret Sayers Peden Genre: Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction Plot: Andrés Faulques is a world renowned war photographer. He’s retired to the Spanish coast to work on a mural for himself. Then a man shows up unexpectedly shows up. He challenges Faulques to remember him and theContinue reading “The Painter of Battles – Arturo Pérez-Reverte”

The Curse of Misty Wayfair – Jamie Jo Wright

Title: The Curse of Misty Wayfair Author: Jamie Jo Wright Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Plot: Heidi received a confusing letter in her mom. Her mom’s in a memory care facility for dementia and needs help. So Heidi returned home after so many years away. Her sister Vicki has asked for help around the lodge theirContinue reading “The Curse of Misty Wayfair – Jamie Jo Wright”

The Last Thing He Told Me – Laura Dave

Title: The Last Thing He Told Me Author: Laura Dave Genre: Mystery Plot: Hannah has just received a note from a friend of her step-daughter. All it says is ‘Protect Her.’ She knows it means Bailey, her step-daughter, and that it’s from her husband, Owen. But why? Bailey comes home, clearly upset. Hannah tries toContinue reading “The Last Thing He Told Me – Laura Dave”

Will You Hold My Story? – Kathy Joy

Title: Will You Hold My Story? Author: Kathy Joy Illustrator: Briana Osaseri Genre: Kid’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Meggi Beth has a story that she carries around on her back. It’s big and heavy and it’s making her tired. She sits down to rest. Meggi Beth calls out to people walking by to see ifContinue reading “Will You Hold My Story? – Kathy Joy”

The Scarlet Thread – Francine Rivers

Title: The Scarlet Thread Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction Plot: Sierra Madrid’s husband, Alex has just taken a job in Las Ángeles. He’s already looking for houses in the area when Sierra finds out. Sierra is outraged that he wants to uproot their family on such short notice and didn’t consult herContinue reading “The Scarlet Thread – Francine Rivers”