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I simply love a good book and a good cup of coffee. Through the pages of a book I get to travel to new places, old times and different cultures. I love historical fiction, a good thriller and there is nothing better than a good southern novel.

Reading Now:

NEW! Out TODAY June 25th!

The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe

A bewitching story of a New England Professor, Connie Goodwin, who is a direct descendant of Deliverance Dane who was tried as a witch in Salem. Now Connie’s fiance Sam’s life might be in danger from a century old curse. A fun summer read!

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

A novel set in Iran in 1953. A tender story of first love, loss, and fate decades later. Roya, a young girl, finds a quiet escape at a little stationery book shop. There she meets Bahman her first love. Just after their engagement party he disappears. Now 60 years later fate leads them together…does she have the courage to ask why he left? A beautiful story!

Past Favorites:

The First Mistake by Sandi Jones

A psychological thriller…There’s the wife- Alice who is happily married to her second husband, has a thriving business, and 2 children. The husband- Nathan forever lives in the shadows of Alice’s first husband who died suddenly. The best friend- Beth, Alice’s best friend has been there through the ups and downs of Alice’s life, but has she really? This book has so many twists and turns that will keep you guessing! A great summer thriller to sit down at the beach with!

Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera

Set in South Carolina, 1924. The south is recovering from a boll weevil infestation, devastating the economy. The lives of three very different women are about to intersect in unexpected ways. I loved this book! Deb Spera will be here for a moveable feast and book signing June 14th! I highly recommend reserving a spot!

The Song Of The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

A beautiful story of friendship, motherhood, and the price of love. A historical novel of Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai in WWII. The Bernfeld family flees Austria in 1939 to Shanghai. In 2016 Alexandra, the granddaughter of the Bernfeld family, goes to Shanghai to piece together her family history where secrets are revealed. A beautiful story of life, love, family secrets, and survival.

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

A three generation family saga of family secrets and past mistakes that ripple throughout the generations. If you are looking for that great summer book, this is it! Absolutely loved it!

The Invited by Jennifer McMahon

A young couple wants a simpler life, so they move to the woods of Vermont and build their dream house. However, they build it on land that has a dark past. Part thriller, part murder mystery, and part ghost story. A great spooky read!

The Red Daughter by John Burnham Schwartz

Based on an actual historical event; the defection of Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva to the U.S in 1967. With many years of research and personal papers, the author takes us on an unforgettable journey of Svetlana running from her father’s brutal legacy and her search of a new life.

The Binding by Bridget Collins

A historical, Gothic tale of mystery, enchantment, forbidden love, and the life changing power of books. Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret…forever. Truly spellbinding.

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

A historical fiction novel set on the Korean island of JeJu during the 1930’s, 1940’s, WWII, The Korean War, and present day. A beautiful story of two women’s friendship and the larger forces that shape and define their friendship. A story of the haenyeo women known as the fierce female divers of the JeJu Island and their unforgettable history. One of Lisa See’s best!

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

A wonderful novel telling the story behind The Wizard of Oz. The story is told from the authors wife, Maude Brown, in Hollywood 1938 where she goes to the movie set to make sure they film the story true to the book. Maud reminiscences about her and Frank’s life and how The Wizard of Oz came to be. A fabulous book about one of my all time favorite movies!

At The Wolf’s Table by Rosella Postorino

Based on a haunting true story: Germany 1943 a young woman named Rosa along with nine other women are chosen to be Hitler’s tasters. Two times a day they are taken to secret headquarters known as “The Wolf’s Lair” to taste Hitler’s food, being forced to eat something that may or may not kill them. A compelling, unsettling read of survival, guilt, hunger, and love.

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin

This novel is an unforgettable story of the ties that bind us together, the responsibilities we embrace, the duties we resent, and how we can lose and sometimes rescue the ones we love. A story of four siblings and the tribulations they go through with family, love, and survival. I loved this book!

Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

This novel takes place during a time where storytelling was a part of everyday life. A story of three missing girls and three desperate families set along the Thames River. Part folklore, magic, mystery, and mayhem told by a master storyteller. I loved it!

 

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

Cross her heart and hope to…

A page turning psychological thriller about a single over protective mother, a best friend, and a 16 year old daughter all with secrets. A broken promise from long ago surfaces, and promises aren’t meant to be broken.

Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

What a great eerie Victorian gothic novel! The intricate details of the estate, and the mysteries that lurk around each corner will keep you up at night!

White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bract

Elegantly written historic fiction of Korea, following two sisters separated by WWII. It’s suspenseful, hopeful, and redemptive. I loved it!

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

A debut novel by 24 year old Danya Kukafka, a chilling story written about the fine line between love-obsession and stalking. A great read!

The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

After seeing a car stopped down a back road in the middle of a thunderstorm, Cass does nothing. Should she have stopped? Cass feels as if she’s being watched, and begins getting silent phone calls. Her memory starts to escape her, and she can’t remember important details of her daily life. A great psychological thriller. If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

The forerunner to Jurassic Park, this story takes place in 1876. With warring Indian tribes, gold rush fever and an expedition in search of dinosaur fossils, the action is non-stop! Great read!

In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant
Historical fiction of Renaissance Italy during the last years of the House of Borgia. Sarah Dunant is a great storyteller bringing to life this historical family. Loved it!

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
A novel you won’t want to put down about friendship and courage during WWII. A circus of hidden Jews, the powerful bonds of friendship and the struggle to survive. A must read!

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
A magical debut novel of fairy tale and historical fiction set in medieval Russia. Loved it!

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Suspenseful novel that takes place on a cruise ship. Great beach read!

The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon
An excellent thriller of a tale of sisters, secrets and something sinister. A real page turner!


The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
A wonderful new novel that takes place at the end of the depression in the small town of Macedonia, WV. Layla is sent to write for the Federal Writers Project as punishment by her father. As in any small town, there are secrets, mysteries, and skeletons about to be revealed as the history unfolds. A wonderful book that I did not want to end.