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: 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: 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: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

My Rating: 5/5 The Blurb: Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life abourd their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge – until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, … Continue reading Book Review: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Book Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

My Rating: 5/5 The Blurb: 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 to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.  When the father Nina never knew … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman