Category Archives: Fiction

Book Review: Small Great Things

Small Great Things

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Title – Small Great Things  (Website, Goodreads)

Author – Jodi Picoult (Website, Goodreads)

Published – October 11th 2016

Genre – Fiction

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Summary – Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

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Book Review: Through The Glass

Through The Glass

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Title – Through The Glass  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Shannon Moroney (Website, Goodreads)

Published – October 11th 2011

Genre – Memoir

Summary – Newly married Shannon Moroney opens the door to two police officers with news that her husband has been arrested for committing an awful crime of violence and rape. This memoir is about the aftermath of these crimes…of stress, anger, sadness, rehabilitation and struggle.

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Book Review: Two by Two

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Title – Two by Two  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Nicholas Sparks (Website, Goodreads)

Published – October 4th 2016

Genre – Fiction

Summary – At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear…and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding—one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.

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Book Review: Where All The Lights Tends To Go

Synopsis: Where All Light Tends To Go

Title – Where All Light Tends To Go  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – David Joy (Website, Goodreads)

Published – March 3rd 2015

Classification – Fiction / Country Noir / Southern Lit

Summary –  Jacob McNeely quit high school and cut most of his peers out of his life. His path is already laid out for him: working for his dad’s huge methodically organized meth ring. Jacob’s mom is suffering from addition in the small town and his first love, Maggie, is bound for bigger and better things. In a life where blood is thicker than water and life is tough in the cruel North Carolina town, Jacob can just live the life he was given…or he can choose to rise above the fate he always thought was his.

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Book Review: Let It Be Me by Barbara Speak

Synopsis: Let It Be Me

Title – Let It Be Me  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Barbara Speak (Website, Goodreads)

Published – June 16th 2015

Classification – New Adult Romance

Summary – Arianna Dubray is nothing like the girl she left in Baltimore. Once a Prada shoe wearing, Michael Kors bag carrying, on top of the world seventeen-year-old girl, Arianna knew that her life would never be the same when she got out of the car in middle-of-nowhere Montana.
Canyon Michaels is the keeper of his own dark secrets. Plagued by his family name, he’s forced to prove the town wrong and make it on his own.
The last thing Arianna needs is a reason to stay, but with every passing day the decision to leave becomes harder. Once their paths cross nothing can tear them apart, other than the secrets that start to surface and the nightmares that soon become their reality.

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Book Review: Hold Me in Contempt by Wendy Williams

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Title – Hold Me in Contempt  (Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Wendy Williams (Goodreads)

Published – April 15th 2014

Classification – Fiction Romance

Summary – Kimberly Kind is trying to get beyond her roots. A successful, beautiful, and smart lawyer, she’s finally finding direction in her life and getting off the streets. But a terrible accident threatens to throw her carefully laid plans off course. Now Kim’s hiding a huge secret…one that could jeopardize everything. 

Enter King. A perfect mix of Justin Timberlake and David Beckham, the man oozes sex and has more swagger than anyone Kim’s ever met. Their chemistry is off the charts. And after passion-filled nights, the intensity of their emotions takes both of them by surprise.

Love was not supposed to be an option. Now it’s the only thing holding them together. When their pasts come back with a vengeance, can love possibly be enough?

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Book Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Confess by Colleen Hoover – Book Review by Miss Kristine’s Reviews

Synopsis: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Title – Confess (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Colleen Hoover (Website, Goodreads)

Published – March 10th 2015

Classification – Fiction

Summary – Auburn Reed has lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Own Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything Auburn loves most, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Own out of it. 

To save their relationship, all Own needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

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Book Review: Emerge by SE Hall

Synopsis: Emerge by SE Hall

Title –  Emerge (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – S. E. Hall (Website, Goodreads)

Published – May 15th 2013

Classification – Fiction

Summary – Laney is your sports-loving southern girl, raised by her Dad. When she starts dating Evan, they have the classic boy/girl next door romance. The time for college rolls around, however, and Laney and Evan’s relationship is changed through the transition. Between classes and sports practice, Laney tries to keep ties with old relationships and creating new ones. That is when Laney gets to know Dane and has to decide if opening up to him will compromise her relationship with Evan.

“A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love…and life”

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Book Review: The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

Synopsis:The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

Title – The Bookseller  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Cynthia Swanson (Website, Goodreads)

Published – March 3rd 2015

Classification – Fiction

Summary – Kitty Miller enjoys her life as a single lady who owns a bookstore with her best friend Frieda. However, as her dreams of her alternative life become more and more real, Kitty wonders if she is really as satisfied as she thought she was.

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Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Synopsis:Room

Title – Room  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Emma Donoghue (Website, Goodreads)

Published – September 13th 2010

Classification – Fiction

Summary – Jack is five years old and has lived in Room his whole life. Ma makes breakfast, and they do their stretches and exercise all within the four walls. At the end of the day, he sleeps in Wardrobe with the door closed so Old Nick can’t see him during Old Nick’s nightly visits. Never have been outside of Room, Jack has to be very brave to pull off Ma’s escape plan.

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