Review: The Time Between by Karen White

  There is how we were before, and how we are now, and the time between is spent choosing which doors to open, and which to close. One of the times when I stay up late into the night to finish the book. How can a novel be so heartbreaking and yet so faithful? Eleanor’s…

Review: The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe

  I know I can’t change the past. Not my mistakes or the mistakes of others. But I can begin by changing me. Dora, Carson, and Harper used to spend all their summer in grandma’s beach house the Sea Breeze, on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. Now they have grown up and had their own lives…

Review: Time Is a River by Mary Alice Monroe

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.  – Henry David Thoreau Just as she recovered from a breast cancer…

7 Best Vacation-on-the-Beach Books

Although it’s fall and everybody pulled out their plaid throw ups, fluffy socks and studied some new PUMPKIN-EVERYTHING recipes,  it’s still sad to let go of the summer. In case you guys want to keep summer around for a bit longer, here are some of my suggestions for nice and summery reads.   A Single…

Review: Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Lara is going through a difficult time; her boyfriend Josh broke up with her, her new business is not going very well, there is a stock of unpaid bills waiting for her in her apartment, an almost empty bank account. If that is not enough, she is forced to attend a funeral of her great-aunt…

Fall TBR

  Fall is here! My favorite season. Obviously, every season is special in its own way but fall stands out from the crown for me. There is something so very charming and romantic about the color change and the fresh crispy air, misty mornings and warm spicy drinks, harvest and new beginnings. I always feel…

Review: Second Star to the Right by Mary Alice Monroe

This book is pure magic! Have you ever wished your favorite fairy tales were true? Imagine one of the characters is your neighbor and you can talk to him anytime you want! Fey and her children Maddy and Tom running away from their past and finding a shelter in a beautiful Victorian house.  The house…

Review: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Beckford is a small English town in the middle of nowhere. It seems that every story is told in this town is about someone found dead in the river. For centuries, there were found women’s bodies in the Drowning Pool. The latest victims are teenage girl Katie and Nel, writer, photographer and mom to Katie’s…

Review: The Guardians Trilogy by Nora Roberts

I never read any of the Nora Roberts’s novels (and they are so many!) because I am not into all of that contemporary romance she is usually doing. However, once wandering at the bookstore, I was in search for something mermaid related (as I just finished the Siren by Kiera Cass and was really into…

Review: My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

I think I’ve finally worked out how to feel good about life. Every time you see someone’s bright-and-shiny, remember: They have their own crappy truths too. Usually, I enjoy Sophie Kinsella’s novels a lot. They are light, fun and simply adorable. You fall in love with every character she creates, whether it is Becky the…

Review: The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes

First, I am familiar with Jojo Moyes and have read almost all of her novels. Some of them I absolutely adore: Me Before You, Silver Bay, The Girl You Left Behind and The Ship of Brides, others I liked a bit less: The Last Letter from Your Lover, couple I didn’t like at all: Sheltering…

Review: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

  “Some of life’s most beautiful things grow out of the darkest moments.” The only way to deal with a tragic event in Ada’s life is to change her life radically. She leaves her comfortable home and moves to a boathouse. There she finds new friends that help her to move on. However, the main…