Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt (Book Review)

I put off writing my review of Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt for a few days because I'm feeling a bit conflicted over how exactly to present it. I loved the writing but sometimes the storyline was just so convenient that it turned me off. Cara (our lead) kept finding herself in these situations with strangers and it was just always oh-so-lucky that they were good people who took her in and let this complete stranger (who just happened to also be a broke, homeless, vagabond with a stray dog) take over their guest room. Uh-huh...what?! I'm sorry … [Read more...]

Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax (Book Review)

I found Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax a few weeks ago when I was browsing Netgalley for a few new titles to read. Initially I overlooked it because the cover turned me off. After reading Dear Thing by Julie Cohen (which led me to writing this post) I just wasn't sure I could handle another book about children and parenting, especially while my husband and I are still struggling with fertility issues of our own. It wasn't until I saw the name John Broadus Watson that my curiosity was piqued. For those of you that may not know, I … [Read more...]

No Ordinary Life by Suzanne Redfearn (Book Review)

No Ordinary Life by Suzanne Redfearn is not the kind of book I would normally give a second glance. It's contemporary fiction. It's about a woman and her children. It's set in Hollywood. It's total chick lit and, not that I'm a book snob, but it's just not the kind of book I read.  ...but I'm so glad I read it. Things have been stressful lately. At work we have had a couple of new hires to train and new projects have come down with a high priority. At home, we have decided to begin pursuing adoption (see that story here) and there's been … [Read more...]

One More Day by Kelly Simmons (Book Review)

Every now and then, after reading as much heavy war or historical fiction as I do, I find myself craving what I consider a light easy read. I was feeling that way when I grabbed up One More Day by Kelly Simmons from the NetGalley library. I didn't expect One More Day, a psychological supernatural mystery about a kidnapped child who miraculously reappears after a year only to disappear again 24 hours later, to really be light reading but as a contemporary fiction novel it's certainly better than the mega-heavy stories I'm used to … [Read more...]