The Startup Wife: #bookreview

Most of The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam is set in Utopia. Utopia isn’t heaven. It is a place for startup companies to develop and become successful. Asha Ray sees her high school crush, Cyrus Jones. They begin a whirlwind romance, get married and develop an app based on an idea that Cyrus had aboutContinue reading “The Startup Wife: #bookreview”

The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World: #bookreview

It was definitely not in my plan but I finished reading this book, The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World, about 4 days before my mom passed away in January. It is hard to believe that a month has gone by already. In my opinion, the phone booth at the edge of theContinue reading “The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World: #bookreview”

The Two-Faced Queen: #bookreview

Does anyone else enjoy historical fiction set in medieval times in a country that isn’t specifically any country but it could always be mistaken for England? The Two-Faced Queen by Nick Martell is set in The Hollows, which could be England or King’s Landing. Everyone believes that Michael Kingman is a traitor or at leastContinue reading “The Two-Faced Queen: #bookreview”

The Keeper: #bookreview

Rachel Jameson is a senior at Glendale College. I’m not sure if it’s the same place as the college in California. Apparently, someone wasn’t paying attention to the location except that they seemed to have lovely weather most of the time. Rachel aka RJ was able to get an athletic scholarship by playing soccer. RJ’sContinue reading “The Keeper: #bookreview”

The Gaps: #bookreview

The important thing about the setting of The Gaps by Leanne Hall is that it could be set in almost any urban area in almost any predominantly English-speaking country. The main characters could be our neighbors or even our own daughters. Most of the book takes place in and around Balmoral Ladies College. The storyContinue reading “The Gaps: #bookreview”

Wild Women and the Blues: #bookreview

Honestly, I wish I could have witnessed the Jazz Age in Chicago. Denny S. Bryce’s Wild Women and the Blues is set in Chicago circa 1925. Film student, Sawyer Hayes, is trying to discover the history of Honoree Dalcour and how she relates to the filmmaker, Oscar Micheaux. Sawyer has found a film in hisContinue reading “Wild Women and the Blues: #bookreview”

A Spy in the Struggle: #bookreview

“My situation was unique . . . being an African-American woman working undercover is exceptionally stressful . . . When I wasn’t on assignment . . . I would stay in bed, isolated and along, for days. ” – From Clean Dirt: A Memoir of Johnnie Mae Gibson, FBI Special Agent Aya de Leon’s AContinue reading “A Spy in the Struggle: #bookreview”

The Smallest Man: #bookreview

‘I want you to remember something, Nat. You’re small on the outside. But inside you’re as big as everyone else. You show people that and you won’t go far wrong in life.’ The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn begins in 1625 when Nat Davy was a young boy. The book tells the story of NatContinue reading “The Smallest Man: #bookreview”

The Unadjusteds: #bookreview

How many times a day do you wish that you had a supernatural power like telekinesis or flying with your own wings? Some of us might be satisfied to have the ability to help our kids with their math homework. Doing math is like a super power all by itself. Silver Melody is like aContinue reading “The Unadjusteds: #bookreview”

The Diamond Rose: #bookreview

Boston resident Amanda Griffith had just graduated from medical school and beginning her residency. While on vacation, she and her friend, Lydia, were struck by a solar flare. The solar flare gave them both supernatural powers. Both women are flown to Prague from their beach vacation in Panama. Within 48 hours, Amanda and Lydia areContinue reading “The Diamond Rose: #bookreview”

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