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    Book Review: Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies by Vicky Zimmerman

    If you are looking for a lighthearted read about finding your path, unlikely friendships, and you are someone who loves food, and cookbooks, and books in general, I highly recommend Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies by Vicky Zimmerman. I received an advanced copy of the book from Sourcebooks via NetGalley; all opinions are my own. This post contains  affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them.  SYNOPSIS – Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies MY REVIEW I thought Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies was a delightful book! Things I loved: a 40-year-old protagonist, a sassy, cranky octogenarian, and goodness, FOOD. the relatability. Yes,…

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    Book Review: Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie

    If you’re looking for a fun, totally over-the-top beach read that is an outlandish take on Hollywood life, Gigi Levangie’s book Been There, Married That is for you. While it had a few bumps at the start, I could easily overlook it for the snark and the fun. Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy. Some links in this post are affiliate links that earn me a commission if you purchase through them. All opinions are my own. Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie is a rapid-fire snark fest, focusing on the stereotype of the vapid, silicone-laden, entitled, trophy-wife Hollywood culture, where the assistants have assistants,…

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    Book Review: I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

    Fans of Sophie Kinsella will be excited to learn she is back with another book chock full of quirky characters, eye-rolling situations and snappy dialogue. I Owe You One hits the shelves today, the perfect escape read! I must make note that there are affiliate links in this post, and if you click one, it just may contribute to my coffee fund. NetGalley kindly gave me an advanced reader copy for review purposes, but all thoughts and typos are my own. Read on to learn more about her newest release, I Owe You One! I Owe You One was delightful. Sophie Kinsella brings us another great character, and as someone…

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    Summer Reads (and Giveaway): I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool

    My next summer reading recommendation is a hilarious new book by the mother-daughter writing duo of Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella titled I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool. Read on for my review, which includes a clear overuse of the adjective “hilarious” AND for a giveaway!     You may be a fan of Lisa Scottoline as a writer of thrillers but if you aren’t yet familiar with her humor writing (and why aren’t you) you will be in for a treat. With her daughter Francesca Serritella, they pen a column for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Chick Wit” which hilariously talks about life from women’s perspective. Their series of…

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    Three Amazing Things About You by Jill Mansell

    There’s something about curling up with a Jill Mansell novel that makes me feel I’m back in the UK. If I can find a quiet chair, a cozy blanket and a hot cup of tea, I’m sorted for the afternoon (and evening, I confess.) And with Three Amazing Things About You in hand (along with a few chocolate biscuits to dip in said tea), I was not disappointed. Genre: Fiction   Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark   Release Date: October 1, 2016   Pages: 448 Rating: 4/5  The Blurb International bestseller Jill Mansell breaks hearts and puts them back together in this sweet and poignant story about life’s choices. Three Amazing Things About You features a young woman with a secret.…

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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…