Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

If you haven’t heard of or read anything by Leigh Bardugo, I suggest that you change that immediately.  I should be writing this post as an “Ode to… Leigh Bardugo” but instead this is a special edition to one particular reader who bought this book a while ago, but now needs a push to dive … Continue reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

So, I think I’ve discovered that romances featuring idiots who love each other but refuse to talk about their feelings might be my catnip. Seriously.  I requested People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry on a whim.  I had read her previous novel Beach Read and I was only lukewarm about it, but when … Continue reading People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Haunting.  Musical.  Lyrical.  Heart-breaking.  Grief.  Loss.  Pain.  Weakness.  Strength.  These are only a few of the words that ran through my head while I was reading this book.  Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell is a tour-de-force.  It takes hold of you and keeps you in it’s grip until the very last page.  This book is, in … Continue reading Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

The Heiress Gets A Duke by Harper St. George

May I please tell you about The Heiress Gets A Duke by Harper St. George? Well, if you're still reading this - you're not going to have a choice. You're definitely going to hear about this book because I just cant stop raving about it! I just really, really love this book. In fact, since … Continue reading The Heiress Gets A Duke by Harper St. George

An ode to… the Cursebreakers series

So strap in everybody because the last book in Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreakers series was just released and I just finished it. As you may expect - this is me - I. Have. Opinions. Before we get to that, if you haven’t discovered Brigid Kemmerer, you should.  I have liked every book of hers I’ve read … Continue reading An ode to… the Cursebreakers series

The Jane Austen Experience

So, did you read my review last week about Ladies of the House by Lauren Edmondson? Well, you should (and I'm not like biased or anything.) Did you run out and order it like I did? OK, good. So while you're waiting for it to be released or (if you're reading this AFTER February 2021) … Continue reading The Jane Austen Experience

Ladies of the House by Lauren Edmondson

You should probably know that I am a total sucker for a Jane Austen retelling.  Or just Jane Austen.  Or books about Jane Austen.  Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time with Sense and Sensibility and Emma not too far behind.  And I have the pleasure of saying that I … Continue reading Ladies of the House by Lauren Edmondson

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

Happy 2021! Here's hoping that 2021 is a better year for all of us!! So I'm going to confess that I felt there was a lot of pressure for my first book of the year. I want to start the year off on the right foot and set a positive tone. But, that's a lot … Continue reading Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

My 2020 Favorites

I know what you're thinking. "But Cheryl, didn't you already do a retrospective on 2020. You couldn't decide on your favorites so you highlighted all the books you reviewed published in 2020. Right?" Well, yes. But in the past year, I've been writing (somewhat) regularly and I've had a lot of fun. So in my … Continue reading My 2020 Favorites

Miracles and Menorahs by Stacey Agdern

I purchased Miracles and Menorahs by Stacey Agdern a few months ago in preparation for a Hanukkah celebration that I knew would look so different from years past.  I was so excited to have a holiday novel that honored Hanukkah that I saved it to read during the eight nights of the holiday.  I’m so … Continue reading Miracles and Menorahs by Stacey Agdern