Book Review: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

My Rating: 5/5 The Blurb: Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’d been together for more than a decade, and Lydia thought their love was indestructible. But she was wrong. On her twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident. So now it’s just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob until her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that … Continue reading Book Review: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

Book Review: The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: This is the story of a family who didn’t fit in…. Jess thomas is struggling. With two jobs, two children and no one to rely on it’s all she can do to keep her fractured little family together. So when Ed Nicholls, a virtual stranger, suddenly offers to help in her hour of need, it’s not easy for Jess to … Continue reading Book Review: The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

Book Review: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

My Rating: 5/5 The Blurb: In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door―an apparently traditional family … Continue reading Book Review: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Book Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s two families—the public one and the secret one. … Continue reading Book Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Book Review: Forever Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: Have you ever heard of supernovas? They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly, a short burst of extraordinary energy. I like to think you and Ben were like that . . . in that short time, you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime. Elsie Porter is an average … Continue reading Book Review: Forever Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: The Confession by Jessie Burton

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: One winter’s afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows Connie to LA, a city of strange dreams and swimming pools and late-night gatherings of glamorous people. But whilst Connie thrives … Continue reading Book Review: The Confession by Jessie Burton

Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

My Rating: 5/5 The Blurb: Be careful who you let in. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am. She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she … Continue reading Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Book Review: The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: Alice Hoffman’s most magical novel to date—three generations of extraordinary women are driven to unite in crisis and discover the rewards of reconciliation and love. Women of the Sparrow family have unusual gifts. Elinor can detect falsehood. Her daughter, Jenny, can see people’s dreams when they sleep. Granddaughter Stella has a mental window on the future—a future that she might … Continue reading Book Review: The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman

Book Review: The Girls by Lisa Jewell

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the … Continue reading Book Review: The Girls by Lisa Jewell

Book Review: After the End by Claire Mackintosh

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They’re best friends, lovers—unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can’t agree. They each want a different future for their son. What if they could have both? A gripping and propulsive exploration … Continue reading Book Review: After the End by Claire Mackintosh