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Book Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (45/50)

Summary (From Goodreads) Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own…shell. The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more… Continue reading Book Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (45/50)

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Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (44/50)

Summary (From Goodreads) For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She’s barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned… Continue reading Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (44/50)

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Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (43/50)

Summary (From Goodreads) Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of… Continue reading Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (43/50)

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Book Review: Whisper Network by Chandler Baker (42/50)

I read this book for BookFest 2019: BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge! Visit their website to find out more about the books chosen each month, and to participate, here: https://src2019.gobooksparks.com Summary (From Goodreads) Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita are four women who have worked at Truviv, Inc., for years. The sudden death of Truviv’s CEO means… Continue reading Book Review: Whisper Network by Chandler Baker (42/50)

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Book Review: Family Trust by Kathy Wang (41/50)

(Mini Review) Summary (From Goodreads) Meet Stanley Huang: father, husband, ex-husband, man of unpredictable tastes and temper, aficionado of all-inclusive vacations and bargain luxury goods, newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For years, Stanley has claimed that he’s worth a small fortune. But the time is now coming when the details of his estate will finally… Continue reading Book Review: Family Trust by Kathy Wang (41/50)

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Book Review: Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause (40/50)

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review from Thomas Allen & Sons and Lake Union Publishing. Summary (From Goodreads) Valencia, a timid debt collector with crippling OCD, is afraid of many things, but the two that scare her most are flying and turning thirty-five. To confront those fears, Valencia’s therapist suggests… Continue reading Book Review: Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause (40/50)

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Book Review: Honestly, We Meant Well by Grant Ginder (39/50)

Summary (From Goodreads) An irresistible, deftly observed novel about family, regret, and vacation by the author of The People We Hate at the Wedding The Wright family is in ruins. Sue Ellen Wright has what she thinks is a close-to-perfect life. A terrific career as a Classics professor, a loving husband, and a son who… Continue reading Book Review: Honestly, We Meant Well by Grant Ginder (39/50)