Book Reviews

Book reviews and my thoughts on books I’ve read.

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The Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner Shines

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard is an intense and beautiful story about friendship, love and those dreams we long for. I highly recommend this book for fans of classic movies and want to get behind the scenes in 1930’s Hollywood. Synopsis:   “When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind ends up…

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A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi Book Review & Book Club Discussion Questions Printable

Blurb: “4* – I Really Liked It! – A House for Happy Mothers showcased the hope, love and lengths mothers will go to for the sake of their children.  Synopsis from Goodreads: “A stunning new novel—full of wit and warmth—from the bestselling author of The Mango Season. In trendy Silicon Valley, Priya has everything she needs—a loving…

The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love & Giveaway!
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The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love & Giveaway!

Blurb: “3* – I Liked It! – The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom explores the Italian immigrant experience living in England and the forbidden love stories between Italians and English during WWII.   Synopsis from Goodreads: “The first meeting between Antonio and Olivia at the Paradise Ballroom is brief, but electric. Years later, on the…

Secrets Revealed from Beyond the Grave in When I’m Gone by Emily Bleeker
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Secrets Revealed from Beyond the Grave in When I’m Gone by Emily Bleeker

Synopsis from Goodreads: “Dear Luke,First let me say—I love you…I didn’t want to leave you.… Luke Richardson has returned home after burying Natalie, his beloved wife of sixteen years, ready to face the hard job of raising their three children alone. But there’s something he’s not prepared for—a blue envelope with his name scrawled across…