Contemporary Fiction

The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets by Molly Fader

  I’ve been a big fan of the author’s work under her pseudonym, inhaling just about everything she’s written in the last 7 years. When I saw this show up in NetGalley, I grabbed it immediately, knowing that her stories have bordered on contemporary fiction for a long time. My instincts did not fail me… Continue reading The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets by Molly Fader

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction

Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This epistolary short story begins when Carrie Allsop, a young married woman, reaches out and writes to David Mayer, the husband of the woman with whom her husband is having an affair. She’s discovered their betrayal after finding the letters sent by David’s wife, Janet. I loved everything about this story! The magic of the… Continue reading Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Korean immigrants Pak and Young Yoo live in Miracle Creek, Virginia and operate a controversial healing mechanism, a submarine-like apparatus that purports to heal patients through oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT treatments have helped many with a variety of medical issues from children with autism to men with infertility problems. On one late… Continue reading Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction

My Husband’s Wife by Amanda Prowse

Rosie Tipcott is married with two young daughters, Naomi and Leona. She works part time as a hotel housekeeper but her main role in life is taking care of her family. She’s pretty content with her life until one day her husband, Phil, suddenly announces he’s leaving as he’s met someone else. The “other woman”… Continue reading My Husband’s Wife by Amanda Prowse

Contemporary Fiction

The View from Alameda Island by Robyn Carr

Lauren Delaney has endured a highly unsatisfactory marriage for 24 years to a man who’s controlling and mean. Brad’s a successful surgeon whose done nothing but demean and belittle her their entire marriage. She declares to herself that there will not be a 25th year in this relationship now that her two daughters have finished… Continue reading The View from Alameda Island by Robyn Carr

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction

Looker by Laura Sims

The focus of this story is an unnamed woman who is a married college professor teaching poetry and attempting to get pregnant. When her exhaustive attempts to have a child are unsuccessful, we watch her descent into something akin to madness as her life fails to live up to the vision she had for herself.… Continue reading Looker by Laura Sims

Blog Tour, Book Excerpt, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance

The Goodbye Café by Mariah Stewart: Review, Excerpt and #Giveaway

California girl Allie Hudson Monroe can’t wait for the day when the renovations on the Sugarhouse Theater are complete so she can finally collect the inheritance from her father and leave Pennsylvania. After all, her life and her fourteen-year-old daughter are in Los Angeles. But Allie’s divorce left her tottering on the edge of bankruptcy,… Continue reading The Goodbye Café by Mariah Stewart: Review, Excerpt and #Giveaway

Contemporary Fiction

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis-Graves

  Annika Rose is an unusual young woman by most standards. Though she’s beautiful, smart and kind, her social awkwardness and struggles keep others at a distance, some even resorting to cruel and rude responses. When she begins college at the University of Illinois, it gets even worse until her roommate befriends her and she… Continue reading The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction, Short Stories

Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

      I read this some time ago but realized I haven’t shared any of my short story reading. I hope you enjoy.       This book has nine stories about troubled relationships from the perspectives of the women in each. The first, Paris for One, is the length of a novella while… Continue reading Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

Contemporary Fiction

The Sugarhouse Blues by Mariah Stewart

The three Hudson sisters are well into the restoration of their family’s old theater, the Sugarhouse, a condition of their father’s will in order for them to receive the inheritance. A freak storm has damaged the ceiling, which is an art form in itself, creating new challenges, financial and creative. Des Hudson, the sister charged… Continue reading The Sugarhouse Blues by Mariah Stewart