Category: Book Review


When We Found Home by Susan Mallery – #TLCBookTours Review and Giveaway

  I’m always blown away by how quickly I get immersed in the worlds that Susan Mallery creates. Within just a few pages, I felt right at home with the characters and Pacific Northwest setting, and it was no different with her latest stand alone novel, When We Found Home. Focusing on three half-siblings who […]

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Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter – #TLCBookTours Review

  Honeysuckle Dreams is a great novel about friends entering into a marriage of convenience, and in this case it’s so a father can gain custody of the child that he thought was his from his now deceased ex-wife. I’ve never read a Denise Hunter book, but I was instantly drawn into the small southern community […]

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It Takes Death to Reach a Star by Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington – #TLCBookTours Review

  Wow. Just wow. I haven’t read anything sci-fi or dystopian in a while, so I had zero expectations going in to It Takes Death to Reach a Star by Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington. The blurb sounded interesting and what I found inside of the pages was phenomenally well-thought out, researched, and executed. Set two […]

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A Handbook for Beautiful People by Jennifer Spruit – #TLCBookTours Review

  I don’t think that I’ve read anything as raw, gritty, or gut-wrenchingly helpless and emotional as A Handbook for Beautiful People. Featuring Marla, a twenty-two year-old woman who has partial fetal alcohol syndrome thanks to an alcoholic/drug abusing mother who practically abandoned her and her deaf brother to foster care when they were young, […]

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Blackout by @Alex Segura – @TLCBookTours Review

  After reading a lot of contemporary fiction geared towards women lately, I didn’t know how much I needed to sink my teeth into a gritty, hard-boiled thrilling mystery. Alex Segura’s last installment in the Pete Fernandez Mystery series, Dangerous Ends, was my first introduction to this fantastically rich and dirty look at the seedy underbelly […]

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The Garden of Blue Roses by Michael Barsa – #TLCBookTours Review and Giveaway

I really enjoy psychological horror, and it’s been some time since I’ve delved into one. Michael Barsa’s debut, The Garden of Blue Roses looks deep at the adult son and daughter of a famous horror writer, just after their parents died in a car accident. While it was deemed an accident, the question remains to […]

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Matchmaking For Beginners by Maddie Dawson – #TLCBookTours Review

  I really loved Maddie Dawson’s previous book, The Survivor’s Guide To Family Happiness, so I just knew that I had to dig into her next novel. Matchmaking For Beginners is full of warmth amongst the dark times, finding joy in the bad, and finding strength in times of helplessness. Twenty-nine year old Marnie thinks her […]

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I Am Justice by Diana Munoz Stewart – #TLCBookTours Review

  I really love thrillers that I can fall right into–the atmosphere, the characters, and the storyline. I Am Justice by Diana Munoz Stewart fit all that and more. This romantic thriller follows Justice Parish, a trained assassin who fights human trafficking of all kinds along with her adopted sisters and one brother. When they finally […]

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Good Neighbors by Joanne Serling – #TLCBookTours Review

  In Joanne Serling’s debut novel, Good Neighbors, four suburban families strive to put up a perfect front for each other, all while hiding secrets that could shatter this perfect image. Told from the point of view of Nicole, a stay-at-home mother to two grade-school-aged boys and wife to a perfectionist husband, the seemingly tight […]

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Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton – #TLCBookTours Review

  I really loved Lauren K. Denton’s first novel, The Hideaway, when I read it last year(my review here).  Her debut was full of family ties and complexities, and a heaping of self-discovery, all a charming Southern setting. I went into her second novel, Hurricane Season, with high expectations and I was not let down. Following sisters […]

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The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart – #TLCBookTours Review

The Man He Never Was had an interesting blurb–a reimagined Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in a Christian fiction setting where the main character Toren Daniels is a man on the precipice of disaster. A former NFL football player who was well-known for his explosive temper, Toren disappeared eight months earlier and no one has […]

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Hero’s Return by B.J. Daniels – #TLCBookTours Review and Giveaway

I’ve really enjoyed reading a wider variety of books these past months, but one thing that a lot of them have in common is an intriguing mystery that hooks the reader in and takes them for a ride. Hero’s Return is no exception with a fantastic mystery, and there’s a lot of suspense as well in this […]

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