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    The Lost Manuscript by Cathy Bonidan – A Book Review

    If you’re looking for something a little different – quirky and fun – check out Cathy Bonidan’s new novel The Lost Manuscript. I received an advanced copy of the book from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley; all opinions are my own. This post contains some affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. My Thoughts The premise of The Lost Manuscript was so interesting. Anne-Lise Briard finds a manuscript in a nightstand. While we don’t initially know the story it tells, it so moves her that she decides she MUST return it to the author. Sylvestre, the author, reveals that his manuscript was unfinished, and…

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    How Lulu Lost Her Mind by Rachel Gibson – Book Review

    Today I’ve got a book that brings all the feels and deals with some tough topics while managing to be laugh-out-loud funny. Interested? Rachel Gibson’s novel How Lulu Lost Her Mind is the book for you! I think this book is making my list of top 10 favorite books of 2020. Read on to learn more about this wonderful book! I received an advanced copy of the book from the Gallery Books via NetGalley; all opinions are my own. This post contains some affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. About the Book My Thoughts On How Lulu Lost Her Mind I adored this…

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    The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix – Book Review

    If you’re looking for a fun, fast-paced light fantasy novel suitable for both YA and adult readers, I happily recommend Garth Nix’s latest novel The Left-Handed Booksellers of London. I received an advanced copy of the book from the publisher, Katherine Tegen Books via NetGalley; all opinions are my own. This post contains some affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. What I Loved About The Left-Handed Booksellers of London I love books ABOUT books. I also love Garth Nix’s writing, so of course, the combination of the two caught my eye. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London held up to most of my expectations. Nix…

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    Book Review: Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Teashop by Roselle Lim

    I love a book with a good story, an engaging main character, and a touch of magic. Roselle Lim’s debut novel Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune was a delight, and her sophomore effort – Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Teashop – did not disappoint. I received an advance copy of the book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.  All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Synopsis: My Review: As I mentioned above, I adored Roselle Lim’s debut book, and this book ticked all the boxes as well! This is a light, magical book about finding your own way (despite…

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    Book Review: Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

    If you’re looking for a captivating fantasy adventure with lush, gorgeous writing, DEEPLIGHT by Frances Hardinge should be your next book. Keep on reading for my review. I received an advance copy of the book from Amulet Books via Media Masters Publicity in exchange for an unbiased review.  All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Synopsis Review “Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.” – Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls Well, that blurb certainly caught my eye, and as a huge fan of Patrick Ness, I said the fastest “yes” ever to an offer to read a book. This was my first introduction…

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    Book Review: Not Like The Movies by Kerry Winfrey

    If you are looking for a book to escape into, Kerry Winfrey’s fun, frustrating, and delightful novel Not Like The Movies is exactly what you need right now. I received an advance copy of the book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.  All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. The Book My Take I absolutely love rom-com movies, and Not Like The Movies totally feeds my need, only in book form! It’s funny, quirky, has moments that are both heartwarming and delightfully cringeworthy. Chloe is the perfect protagonist – sunny, colorful, constantly positive, drowns her emotions in baking pies. She…

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    Review: Breakfast At The Honey Creek Café by Jodi Thomas

    A new Jodi Thomas book is just what the doctor ordered! I’m joining Lone Star Lit to bring you Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café, a sweet easy read that offers up a bit of mystery, a bit of cozy romance, and a charming town you’ll want to revisit, chock full of quirky characters. Read on to learn more about the book and enter the giveaway for a chance to win your own copy! I’ve was provided a copy of the book via NetGalley; all opinions are my own. BREAKFAST AT THE HONEY CREEK CAFÉ A Honey Creek NovelbyJodi ThomasGenre: Contemporary RomancePublisher: ZebraPublication Date: May 26, 2020Number of Pages: 336…

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    Book Review: The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan

    I adored Lian Dolan’s first two books. They were smart, funny, light, and warm – and the kind you want to reread. When I saw that she had a new book out, I jumped on the chance to read it. The Sweeney Sisters was everything I’d hoped for, with the strong character development I appreciate from Lian Dolan. I received an advance copy of the book from William Morrow Books via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.  All opinions are my own. The Book My Take The Sweeney Sisters did not disappoint. Compared to her other stories, I felt this story dug deeper and was more complex when it…

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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: The Return by Rachel Harrison

    I took a break from all the historical fiction I’ve been reading and grabbed an ARC (thank you NetGalley) of Rachel Harrison’s upcoming release titled The Return. This was one seriously creepy work of horror. Read on to see why this one had me rethinking some upcoming hotel choices. Some links in this post are affiliate links that earn me a commission if you purchase through them. All opinions are my own. MY THOUGHTS ON THE RETURN Oh my goodness, y’all, this book…this book was deliciously and vividly CREEPY. And humorous at times. And… touching. Sound like an odd combination? Yes. And it worked. What a page turner! This is…