ARC, Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Blog Tour+Review: Going Down on One Knee by Christina Hovland

About Going Down On One Knee: "An utterly charming opposites-attract-story. Hovland perfectly balances simmering sexual tension with a surprising amount of emotion, and the stomach-flip-causing ending is the perfect example of why I read and love romance." - New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Layne Number-crunching Velma Johnson's perfectly planned life is right on course.… Continue reading Blog Tour+Review: Going Down on One Knee by Christina Hovland

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Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction

French Exit by Patrick DeWitt|Book Review|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Frances Price – tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature – is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there’s the Prices' aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes… Continue reading French Exit by Patrick DeWitt|Book Review|

Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mythology

The Liberation of Sita by Volga|A powerful advocate of Feminism|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Valmiki’s Ramayana is the story of Rama’s exile and return to Ayodhya, a triumphant king who will always do right by his subjects. In Volga’s retelling, it is Sita who, after being abandoned by Purushottam Rama, embarks on an arduous journey to self-realization. Along the way, she meets extraordinary women who have… Continue reading The Liberation of Sita by Volga|A powerful advocate of Feminism|

Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Tides Don’t Cross by Simar Malhotra|Book Review|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Sparks fly immediately when Rukmani—fierce and assertive in the best and worst possible ways—meets the gentle Ayaan in the magical city Paris. Meanwhile, back in India, her reticent sister, Mrinalini struggles to cope with the void of a loveless marriage and an early pregnancy. Tides Don’t Cross follows these extremely interesting characters… Continue reading Tides Don’t Cross by Simar Malhotra|Book Review|

Book Review, Contemporary Fiction

Book Review: Full Circle by Regina Timothy

Full Circle Author: Regina Timothy Genre: Contemporary, War Blurb (as on Goodreads): Eight years after the 9/11 attacks, Samia-Al-Sayyid an Iraqi immigrant is living a quiet life in New York City after she fled her home to avoid imminent death. She works hard for her cold, heartless, high-strung boss, loves her seventeen-years-old-son, and cherishes the… Continue reading Book Review: Full Circle by Regina Timothy

Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, YA Fiction, Young adult

Book Review: Wonder by R.J Palacio

Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio Publisher: Knopf Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Blurb (as on Goodreads): I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.  August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he… Continue reading Book Review: Wonder by R.J Palacio

Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction

Book Review: The Nine-Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat

The Nine-Chambered Heart Author: Janice Pariat Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: Contemporary Fiction  Blurb (as on Goodreads): 'You, though, are as beautiful as light splitting through glass.' Nine characters recall their relationship with a young woman - the same woman - whom they have loved, or who has loved them. We piece her together, much as… Continue reading Book Review: The Nine-Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat