Book Review: The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns

I haven’t reviewed a book in a while. It doesn’t mean that I haven’t read any good books, by all means no. But it does mean that if I do review a book, I like it. And so it goes without saying that I liked Margaret Dilloway’s, The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns.


Book Review: Outside the Lines by Amy Hatvany

I had the pleasure of reading an early copy of Outside the Lines, and from the first page, just like her previous book, Best Kept Secret, Amy had me hooked.

The book is about Eden, a young woman searching for her father David. David suffers from mental illness and when she was ten years old, [...]

Book Review: Eighteen Acres

When I got this book in the mail, I groaned a little. A book about politics? I couldn’t be the least bit interested. Being a retired hairstylist, the two things that were drilled into our head was to not talk about two subjects—religion and politics. But Nicolle Wallace’s debut novel Eighteen Acres, is more about [...]

Book Review: Last Night at Chateau Marmont

First off, when I received this book in the mail to review I was VERY excited. I’ve read all of Lauren Weisberger’s books and loved her debut novel The Devil Wears Prada. So I was eager to tear open Last Night at Chateau Marmont and begin reading.

The book follows the tale of Brooke [...]


This novel follows the tale of Charlotte Williams, a spoiled talented singer who comes back to her posh apartment in New York after being away in Paris. But suddenly her riches go to rags when her wealthy father is arrested on fraud charges. When the money dries up so do her superficial friends and [...]

Shout It Out!—Why Reviews are Important to Authors

I haven’t posted a writing update in a while so I’m proud to say that I am writing. Or actually, revising. This book was such a cool idea, not that any idea is exactly new, but I like the fresh spin I added to it. Yes, I still have to do a  MAJOR re-write in [...]

Book Review: The Moment

Cold War. Berlin. Two subjects that are normally not my cup of tea, but I found this novel completely engrossing. Douglas Kennedy is a master of storytelling—he is able to breathe life into his characters—so much so that you feel that they are sitting right next to you on your sofa. The story is multi-layered, [...]