• On Ocean Boulevard
    book review,  Books

    On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe

    Mary Alice Monroe returns to the shores of South Carolina, Primrose Cottage, and the Rutledge family in On Ocean Boulevard, the newest edition to her long-running The Beach House Series. I received an advance copy of the book from Gallery Books via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.  All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. The Book My Take I have been a Mary Alice Monroe fan for a long time. Any new book in her Beach House series with the Rutledge family is like catching up with an old friend. (That said, you don’t need to have read the earlier books to jump into…

  • exposed
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    Book Review: Exposed by Lisa Scottoline

    I recently reviewed (and had a giveaway) for another Lisa Scottoline novel, a humorous memoir co-written with her daughter, Francesca Serritella titled I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool.  In it, I spoke about how it’s a delightful departure from her gripping mysteries.Well, today, I’m sharing one of my favorite beach reads of this trip, a title that returns to her Rosato and DiNunzio mystery series: Exposed.   Exposed was the perfect beach read – one that required a heavy application of Coppertone 50 because I was glued to my beach chair. I’ve long been a fan of Lisa Scottoline’s mysteries, and this one was no exception.  If you’re…

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    What I’m Reading Wednesday: Never Google Heartbreak

    It’s time for What I’m Reading Wednesday! Yay! Are you looking for a light beach read?  If you are a fan of British authors Sophie Kinsella and Helen Fielding, check out Never Google Heartbreak by Emma Garcia. I think we’ve all been there (or had a friend that has been there) – dumped and going through all the stages of loss: grief, denial, (including bad fashion choices and the inevitable badly timed haircut). This is the story of Vivienne Summers who leaves her boyfriend (fully expecting him to chase after her, of course) after he has postponed their wedding – for the third time. When he doesn’t, she loses herself in grief and…