Spotlight On “School Tales” By Sharon Myrick @Booksparks #ReadingByTheSea2018

Thank you Booksparks for gifting me this copy! Contemporary legend says the business of high school is boring and must forever be that way―that its sole purpose is to deposit tidbits of knowledge into young minds and standardize the way each attacks the world. School Tales begs to differ. As...

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Book Review Of “Not Her Daughter” By Rea Frey @StMartinsPress @Booksparks #SRC2018 @ReaFrey_Author

  Emma Grace Townsend. Five years old. Gray eyes. Brown hair. Missing since June. Emma Townsend is lonely. Living with her cruel mother and clueless father, Emma retreats into her own world of quiet and solitude. Sarah Walker. Successful entrepreneur. Broken-hearted. Abandoned by her mother. Kidnapper. Sarah has never seen...

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Book Spotlight On “Before And Again” By Barbara Delinsky @Booksparks @StMartinsPress #SRC2018

Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends―and thanks to the nonstop media coverage, even her privacy. Now she lives in Vermont under...

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Book Spotlight On “The Completionist” By Siobhan Adcock @Booksparks #SRC2018

Find her. You need to keep looking, no matter what. I’m afraid of what might’ve happened to her. You be afraid too. A young Marine, Carter Quinn, comes home from war to his fractured family, in a near-future America in which water is artificially engineered and technology is startlingly embedded...

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Book Spotlight On “All We Ever Wanted” By Emily Giffin @Booksparks #SRC2018

In the riveting new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love and Something Borrowed, three very different people must choose between their family and their values. Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business,...

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Spotlight on The Entangled Moon” By E.C. Frey @Booksparks @Popsugar #SRC2018

It only takes one moment to change everything. Long ago, Heather left her old life behind. Now, she has everything: a marriage to a handsome executive, a managerial human resources position in a powerful multinational, and a beautiful daughter. And she will do anything to keep it that way. But...

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Book Review Of “Providence” By Caroline Kepnes @Booksparks @Popsugar #SRC2018

A propulsive new thriller about the obsessive nature of love when an intensifying relationship between best friends is disrupted by a kidnapping. Growing up as best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe are the only ones who truly understand each other, though they can never find the words...

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Book Review Of Hidden By Kelli Clare @Booksparks #SRC2018

Small-town Connecticut art teacher Ellie James finds the intense connection she’s longing for when she meets Will Hastings, a seductive Englishman with an alluring darkness. But just days later, her sister and grandmother are murdered and she must confront the unthinkable: is Will a man she can trust, a killer—or...

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Book Review Of “Tell Me Lies” By Carola Lovering #SRC2018 @Booksparks @Popsugar @Atriabooks

A thrilling, sexy coming-of-age story exploring toxic love, ruthless ambition, and shocking betrayal, Tell Me Lies is about that one person who still haunts you—the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget. Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives...

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Book Review Of “How Hard Can It Be” By Allison Pearson @Booksparks @popsugar @StMartinsPress #SRC2018

Few sequels beat the original, but How Hard Can It Be? does so hands down. Kate Reddy’s comeback as a pushing-50 “Returner,” re-entering the workforce after a spell on the mommy track, is zesty, razor-sharp, and hilarious. With a robust absence of self-pity, she has defined the humiliating onset of “invisibility” that...

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Book Review Of “Who Are You, Trudy Herman?” By B.E. Beck @Booksparks #Readbythesea2018

As a little girl, Trudy Herman is taught to stand up for truth by her much-loved grandfather. Then in 1943, Trudy’s childhood drastically changes when her family is sent to a German-American Internment Camp in Texas. On the journey to the camp, Trudy meets Ruth, who tells her and her...

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Book Review Of “When The Beat Drops” By Anna Hecker @booksparks #ReadingByTheSea2018

  Seventeen-year-old Mira has always danced to her own beat. A music prodigy in a family of athletes, she’d rather play trumpet than party—and with her audition to a prestigious jazz conservatory just around the corner (and her two best friends at music camp without her), she plans to spend...

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Book Review Of “How To Walk Away” By Katherine Center @booksparks @popsugar @stmartinspress @katherinecenter #SRC2018

Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in...

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Book Review Of “The Favorite Sister” By Jessica Knoll #Booksparks #SRC2018

When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder… Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has...

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Book Review Of “Trouble The Water” By Jacqueline Friendland” @Booksparks #SRC2018

Abigail Milton was born into the British middle class, but her family has landed in unthinkable debt. To ease their burdens, Abby’s parents send her to America to live off the charity of their old friend, Douglas Elling. When she arrives in Charleston at the age of seventeen, Abigail discovers...

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Book Review Of “The Eliza’s” By Sara Shepard @atriabooks @booksparks #NoShelfControl #Springreading

  When debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a hotel pool, her family at first assumes that it’s just another failed suicide attempt. But Eliza swears she was pushed, and her rescuer is the only witness. Desperate to find out who attacked her, Eliza takes it...

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Spotlight On @BookSparks #Springreading #NoShelfControl Part #Two Featuring “She Writes Press”

TREE DREAMS, BY KRISTIN KAYE- When seventeen-year-old Jade Reynolds witnesses a violent clash between a protesting tree sitter and a local logger, she is forced to flee the California town she grew up in. Jade runs as far as she can from the battles that plague her home and from the...

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Spotlight On @BookSparks #SpringReading #NoShelfControl Part One

THE SUMMER OF NEW BEGINNINGS, BY BETTE LEE CROSBY- One family learns that love is the greatest miracle of all. Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family. So when her father passes away unexpectedly, leaving behind his at-risk business, she steps up to save his...

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Book Review Of”Our Little Secret” By Roz Nay @Booksparks @StMartinsPress

They say you never forget your first love. What they don’t say though, is that sometimes your first love won’t forget you… A police interview room is the last place Angela expected to find herself today. It’s been hours, and they keep asking her the same inane questions over and...

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Book Review Of “The Great Alone” By Kristin Hannah #WRC2018 @Booksparks @stmartinspress

Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love. Cora Allbright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their thirteen-year-old daughter Leni to...

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