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

In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren

I’m going to start out by saying that I almost never read Christmas books.  As a person who is Jewish, I make a conscious effort not to read Christmas books. Call it dedication to being different or an obstinate approach to a time of year that drives me crazy, but being Jewish at Christmastime is … Continue reading In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Looking forward to 2021

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year where I get reflective about the year’s past (although is anyone really looking back at 2020 with anything other than disappointment, anger, and contempt?) and I start getting hopeful and excited about the year to come.   Last year at this time, I hadn’t written much … Continue reading Looking forward to 2021

One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson

On this blog, I try to talk about the books that make me happy, or lacking that, books that give me a strong emotional response that I feel that I just have to talk about.  I avoid sad subjects or books that I hate in order to promote a positive outlook on the world.  If … Continue reading One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

I’m back (or at least, I hope I’m back.)  The start of this school year has been super stressful and the last thing I seem to want to do at the end of the day is write.  But, I miss it and so I hope that my inspiration and drive for updating more regularly has … Continue reading A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter

First - A huge thank you to everyone who entered the Giveaway! I will be reaching out to the winners sometime today to send off your books! And thank you for reading. From the bottom of my heart! Next up, new review.... Cupcakes and books?  These are a few of my favorite things.   When I … Continue reading What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

So, last week felt exceptionally long. With the debate raging in the United States if schools should reopen on time, I needed some fluffy romance novels to take my mind off real life. As it happened, I had a boatload waiting for me from NetGalley. Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade was the third one I … Continue reading Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade