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 ★★★★★

Contemporary Fiction

Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins ★★★★★

This is the story of three friends: Emerson Duval, Georgia Sloan and Marley DeFelice. They met at a weight loss camp when they were 17-years old and forged a bond that continued into adulthood. Each woman deals with their body in different ways, all seemingly tied to issues stemming from some form of childhood trauma… Continue reading Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins ★★★★★

Contemporary Fiction

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf ★★★★

Ellen Moore is a seasoned social worker for the Department of Human Services who has had to make many tough, unpopular calls regarding the children she oversees. When she finds herself on the other side following tragic circumstances, Ellen has the opportunity to experience the impact of some of her past decisions. Meanwhile, 10-year old… Continue reading Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf ★★★★

Contemporary Fiction

The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse ★★★★

Nina McCarrick’s life literally changed overnight when her husband died in a car accident. He was a successful building contractor and sole provider for his wife and two sons. Though Nina came from extremely humble beginnings, her sons had never known anything but a highly affluent lifestyle. And, she’s not worked in almost twenty years… Continue reading The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse ★★★★

Contemporary Fiction

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay ★★★★★

Julia Jarmond, an American journalist living in Paris, is assigned to cover the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Vel 'd 'Hiv, the day French Jews were arrested in the "roundup," and ultimately sent to the death camps in Auschwitz. She becomes obsessed with what she learns, particularly about the fate of one young girl and… Continue reading Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay ★★★★★

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin ★★★★★

Nina Browning lives a very comfortable life being married to Kirk, one of Nashville’s elite. Their son, Finch is on his way to Princeton having done exceptionally well at Windsor Academy, the city’s prestigious private school. Tom Volpe is a single father and a skilled carpenter. He lives modestly on the east side of town… Continue reading All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin ★★★★★

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ★★★★★

Eleanor Oliphant is one of those characters who I find hard to describe in ways that won’t lead you to have the wrong impression. She’s socially awkward, painfully direct and lives a life of isolation outside of her job. There are really good reasons why her emotional growth is stunted and that’s revealed deliberately over… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ★★★★★

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction

Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist ★★★★

Zoe, an artist from California, and Martin, an engineer from England, find themselves on The Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago. It’s a centuries-old pilgrim route that ends in Santiago in northwest Spain. They plan to join other walkers following the route, each having their own reasons for doing so. Zoe recently lost… Continue reading Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist ★★★★