Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

****ARC received for an honest review**** So I’m having this argument with myself - about comparing this book with Beartown. Bc I know that’s not fair. Owen Meany was the book that spoke to me in my 20s. Encapsulated all those feelings rushing through me like a river gone over its banks. And Beartown did… Continue reading Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

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Recent Notable Reads

I've been blogging over at Alleskelle.com lately, but I thought I might toss a few of my favorite recent reviews out there and say "hey y'all!"   Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'Connell Western romances are a difficult genre for me. I love them in theory. Cowboys are yummy. But frequently the… Continue reading Recent Notable Reads

Loving JT Geissinger’s Wicked Games Series For Its Heroines

Despite being a voracious reader my entire life, I'm relatively new to the romance game. I only started reading romance about 10 years ago - and got serious about them within the last five years. The reason? Heroines. I'm 37. I have a Doctorate. I'm seeking my Masters currently. I have little in common with… Continue reading Loving JT Geissinger’s Wicked Games Series For Its Heroines

The Rollercoaster That is Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles

I was unimpressed with Book 1 (Poison Princess) because of a wimpy heroine and seemingly meandering plot, but I was hooked by Book 2 (Endless Knight) and in love by Book 3 (Dead of Winter). I ended up reading this after I requested cajun heroes from one of my book groups - it turned out… Continue reading The Rollercoaster That is Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Beautiful writing. Interesting story. Thought-provoking. I simply didn't connect. Cora, her companion Martha and Cora's odd son Francis go to Essex after Cora's husband's death. There Cora meets Will - a happily married parson. And then things get weird between Cora and Will. And Martha and Cora. And Cora and her friend Luke. And basically… Continue reading The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry