Book Review Of “Fitness Junkies” By Lucy Sykes And Jo Piazza

When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin–the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin–her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey...

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Book Review Of “The Guineveres” By Sarah Domet

To four girls who have nothing, their friendship is everything: they are each other’s confidants, teachers, and family. The girls are all named “Guinevere”―Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win―and it is the surprise of finding another Guinevere in their midst that first brings them together. They come to The Sisters of...

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Book Review Of “The Shark Club” By Ann Kidd Taylor @booksparks

One summer day on the beach in Florida, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is bitten by a blacktip shark. Eighteen years later, Maeve has thrown herself into her work as a world-traveling marine biologist discovering...

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Book Review Of “Eden” By Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

  Becca Meister Fitzpatrick–wife, mother, grandmother, and pillar of the community–is the dutiful steward of her family’s iconic summer tradition . . . until she discovers her recently deceased husband squandered their nest egg. As she struggles to accept that this is likely her last season in Long Harbor, Becca...

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Book Review Of Light Radiance Splendor By Leah Chyten

  The Divine Shekinah seeks deliverance from exile to heal a world desperately in need of Her wisdom. Her chosen mission keeper, three generations of kabbalists from places as diverse as a 19th century shtetl and modern day Israel/Palestine, must grapple with profound injustices and the shadows of humanity. If they choose the path...

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Book Review Of “Arboria Park” By Kate Tyler Wall @booksparks

    Stacy Halloran has lived most of her life in 1950s-era housing development Arboria Park. But her beloved neighborhood may not survive much longer. Despite her parents’ entreaties to “stay in the yard where it’s safe,” the Park is where young Stacy roams in quest of “real life.” Through...

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Book Review Of “In This Moment” By Karma Brown #src2017 @booksparks

  Meg Pepper has a fulfilling career and a happy family. Most days she’s able to keep it all together and glide through life. But then, in one unalterable moment, everything changes. After school pickup one day, she stops her car to wave a teenage boy across the street…just as...

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Book Review Of “It’s Always The Husband” By Michele Cambell

  Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Kate was beautiful, wild, wealthy, and damaged. Aubrey, on financial aid, came from a broken home, and wanted more than anything to distance herself from her past....

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Book Review Of “The Girl Without A Name” By Sandra Block

In what passes for an ordinary day in a psych ward, Dr. Zoe Goldman is stumped when a highly unusual case arrives. A young African American girl, found wandering the streets of Buffalo in a catatonic state, is brought in by police. No one has come forward to claim her,...

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Book Review Of “Little Black Lies” By Sandra Block

  She helps people conquer their demons. But she has a few of her own… In the halls of the psychiatric ward, Dr. Zoe Goldman is a resident in training, dedicated to helping troubled patients. However, she has plenty of baggage of her own. When her newest patient arrives –...

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April 2017 Book Haul

The Silent Wife, By A.S.A. Harrison The Bell Jar, By Slyvia Plath The Great Gatsby, By F. Scott Fitzgerald Perfect, Cecilia Ahern Little Black Lies, By Sandra Block (sent for review) The Girl Without A Name, By Sandra Block (sent for review) The Secret Room, By Sandra Block (sent for...

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Book Review Of “The Saturday Evening Girls Club” By Jane Healey

    For four young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesn’t come easy. But at least they have one another and the Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery-making group offering respite from their hectic home lives—and hope for a better future....

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