Contemporary Fiction

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

Having lost her mother at a tender age, Lucy Goodwin was looking forward to finding a surrogate in her mother-in-law but realized at their first encounter that wasn’t going to be a reality. Diana Goodwin was a complicated woman with strong convictions about life and service. Though her husband, Tom, provided balance to her somewhat… Continue reading The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Holiday

The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan

Meet the McBride sisters who are preparing for Christmas at home in Scotland. Beth is married and a stay at home mother to two small children but contemplating a return to an outside career. Oldest sister, Hannah, has a highly successful career that seems to keep her from the family but they believe she’s deliberately… Continue reading The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding

  Frances Metcalfe is a married, stay at home mother of an 11-year old son who is struggling socially, as is she. She’s slightly overweight and doesn’t fit in with the other mothers of the children attending her son’s private school who go out of their way to make her feel socially unacceptable. Enter Karen… Continue reading Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding

Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Summer at the Shore Leave Cafe by Abbie Williams

I began this series some time ago and recently finished. I was captivated by the first book, drawn to this family of extraordinary women.   It’s bad enough to find out your husband is cheating but to catch him in the act is pretty painful. Joelle Gordon stuck it out for a few months after… Continue reading Summer at the Shore Leave Cafe by Abbie Williams

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction

Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza

Charlotte Walsh is a high-powered tech executive living in San Francisco, married and the mother of 5-year old twins, Ella & Rose, and 2-year old Annie. Following the historic 2016 election, she decides to run for the US Senate in her home state of Pennsylvania where she still has family and property. She moves her… Continue reading Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction

Dreams of Falling by Karen White

Lanier Larkin is a copywriter for a major marketing firm in New York having fled her roots in Georgetown, South Carolina nine years before. She’s also slightly estranged from her family, limiting her visits to annually at Christmas. But when she receives a desperate call from her grandmother, CeeCee, saying that her mother, Ivy, is… Continue reading Dreams of Falling by Karen White

Contemporary Fiction

The Last Chance Matinee by Mariah Stewart

Cara, Allie and Des Hudson adored their father Fritz but when he died, all of them questioned whether they really ever knew him. Allie and Des were his children from his marriage to late film star Honora Hudson but Cara was from his secret relationship with Susa Pratt who he married without divorcing his wife.… Continue reading The Last Chance Matinee by Mariah Stewart

Contemporary Fiction

The Firefighter’s Pretend Fiancée by Victoria James

Molly Mayberry left Shadow Creek nine years ago, inexplicably breaking up with the love of her life, Ben Matthews, by telling him an awful lie. Now she’s returned as the hospital’s new pediatrician, both reluctant and anxious to face him, knowing he probably still resents her betrayal. Ben is a captain in the Shadow Creek… Continue reading The Firefighter’s Pretend Fiancée by Victoria James

Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Everything I Left Unsaid by Molly O’Keefe

It’s time for some romance! I’m going to feature some amazing stories by gifted writers that I consider to be auto reads. Molly O’Keefe is a writing force who I discovered a few years ago. Her characters are authentic and her stories will rip you to shreds before putting you back together again.  The story… Continue reading Everything I Left Unsaid by Molly O’Keefe

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate ★★★★★

The story begins in Memphis 1939, narrated by 12-year old Rill Foss who along with her three younger siblings are riding out a storm on their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat in the midst of their mother being in full labor. Not long after their parents leave for the hospital, they are besieged upon by strangers… Continue reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate ★★★★★