Book Review: The One and Only (Giffin)

The One and Only Author: Emily Giffin © 2014 Publisher: Ballantine Books Genre: Literary & Fiction Subgenre: Women’s Fiction, Domestic Life Reviewer: Sara Synopsis: Shea Rigsby, a thirty-something Texan, who lives and breathes football. She works for her Alma Mater and favorite team, Walker. Her boyfriend, Miller, is a former Walker quarterback and her best friend…

Book Review: The Mill River Redemption (Chan)

The Mill River Redemption Author: Darcie Chan © 2014 Publisher: Ballentine Books Genre: Literary Fiction Subgenre: Women’s Fiction, Family Saga, Psychological Thriller Reviewer: Sara       Synopsis: Josie DiSanto fled New York City with her two young daughters for Mill River, Vermont to start over after her husband’s murder. When tragedy strikes again, it…

Friday Fictioneers: Cracks & Breaks

“Don’t step on the cracks or you’ll break your mother’s back!” Leather soles slapped against ceramic in quick succession. Giggles echoed around the room, bouncing off tiled room. Stringy, unkempt brown hair slapped against stained cheeks. After touching the windowsill, Alaina spun around. “Your turn!” Charles hopped three times on his left foot, then stumbled. He…

Book Review: Divergent (Roth)

Divergent © 2011, Veronica Roth Author: Veronica Roth Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Genre: Young Adult Fiction Subgenre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Social & Family Values     Synopsis: In a world where people are divided into one of five “factions” based on their predominant trait, standing out is not just discouraged, it’s considered dangerous. All sixteen…

Book Review: Die Again (Gerritsen)

Title: Rizzoli & Isles: Die Again Author: Tess Gerritsen Publisher: Ballantine Books © 2014 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Subgenre: Medical, Medical Thriller & Suspense   Reviewer: Sara     Review: In the wild of Botswana, a safari group sets off into the bush for the trip of a lifetime. Within a week, all but…

Book Review: A Man of Character (Margaret Locke)

A Man of Character Author: Margaret Locke Publisher: Locked On Love (self-published) Genres: Romance Subgenres: Romantic Comedy, Paranormal Romance Reviewer: Sara Rating: 4 “Running Moms”     Meet Catherine (Cat) Schreiber, singleton, bookstore owner and heir to an ancient manuscript with magical powers. She shies away from romantic entanglements ever since a life-altering moment at…