Book Review: My Sister’s Keeper (Jodi Picoult)

My Sister’s Keeper Author: Jodi Picoult Publisher: Washington Square Press, of Simon & Schuster, © 2004. First paperback publication: February 2005. Genre: Fiction; Subgenre: Women’s fiction, contemporary fiction, family life, domestic life.     Synopsis: The Fitzgerald family has a history of dealing with facing life and death situations. The eldest child, Kate, was diagnosed with a rare…

Book Review: The Mill River Recluse (Darcie Chan)

The Mill River Recluse Author: Darcie Chan Publisher: Originally released in eBook form in 2011 by Darcie Chan. Wide release (including print format) in 2013 by Ballantine Books Genres/subgenres: Fiction: Women’s Fiction, Family Saga Mystery: Psychological Thriller Review: Mill River, a quiet town in Vermont, holds charm and secrets like any other small community. It…

New Year, New Blog

My one-year mark of becoming a more active member of the blogging community is rapidly approaching! In preparation of this anniversary, I’ve been planning a revamp of the blog. There are areas that would benefit from more attention, and those that don’t fit as well anymore. It’s been hard to cut some blogging topics out, but they’re necessary…