IF YOU WERE HERE by Jen Lancaster [Review]

| Jun 17 | 1 Comment

  If you come over to my house on the weekend, odds are pretty good that the TV is tuned to HGTV. I’m totally addicted to shows like House Hunters International and Property Virgins. Mia, the main character in If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster, suffers from this same addiction, although hers is way worse than mine. She and her husband, Mac, have deluded […]


TEXTUAL HEALING By Eric Smith [Review ]

Textual Healing

TEXTUAL HEALING by Eric Smith is quirky. In fact, I have a funny feeling when he sat down to write this book that word was first and foremost in his mind. Textual Healing has the feeling of an indie film, one of those feel-good small budget films like Ten Inch Hero, full of interesting characters, almost real-life situations and a sweetly romantic comedy. Andrew “Ace” […]


A DARCY CHRISTMAS By Amanda Grange, Sharon Lathan, and Carolyn Eberhart [Review]

A Darcy Christmas

All the sugary sweetness of old-fashioned treacle can be found in A DARCY CHRISTMAS by Amanda Grange, Sharon Lathan, and Carolyn Eberhart. The book is actually three short stories featuring Jane Autsen’s famed lovers Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett, written by three of the more prominent authors in this oddly growing genre. (It is amazing how many books Jane Austen’s character’s have spawned.) I have […]


ALL I EVER WANTED by Kristan Higgins [Review]

| Aug 23 | 1 Comment

All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins

  If you are looking for a cute romance, look no further than All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins. As hard as Callie Grey tries to create the perfect life for herself, she has to face the facts: she’s just turned thirty and the man she’s been crushing on for years, Mark, is dating someone else. She needs to let him go, but she […]


STAY by Allie Larkin [Review]

| Aug 2 | 0 Comments

Stay by Allie Larkin

I’ve been looking for the perfect beach read all summer and I finally found it, Stay by Allie Larkin. It’s about twenty-something Savannah “Van” Leone who is heartbroken when the love of her life, Peter, marries her BFF, Janie. If that wasn’t bad enough, she’s also dealing with the recent death of her mother and her subsequent loneliness. So Van is truly at a low […]


INSATIABLE by Meg Cabot [Review]

| Jul 20 | 0 Comments

Over the weekend I was looking for some light reading and, since I never get sick of vampires, I picked up Insatiable by Meg Cabot. It’s the first adult novel in some time for the author of the popular Princess Diaries series. Insatiable is about Meena Harper, a soap opera dialogue writer and psychic who can see how people will meet their death. Much to […]


SOMETHING BORROWED Movie Filming in the Hamptons

| May 26 | 0 Comments

Emily Giffin fans will be interested to know that filming has begun on SOMETHING BORROWED, the movie based on her bestselling book. The movie stars Kate Hudson (Darcy), Ginnifer Goodwin (Rachel), Colin Egglesfield (Dex), and John Krasinski (Ethan). Something Borrowed is about a nice girl who has always followed the rules until she begins a passionate affair with her best friend’s fiancé. Something Borrowed is […]


HEART OF THE MATTER by Emily Giffin [Review]

| May 24 | 0 Comments

Emily Giffin is known for writing emotional stories about flawed, yet sympathetic, characters and their messy relationships, and she does it again with Heart of the Matter. The story is about two different women, Tessa Russo and Valerie Anderson, who are connected by their separate relationships with Dr. Nick Russo. Tessa is a stay-at-home mom to two young children and is married to Nick, a […]


CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? By Sophie Kinsella [Review]

| May 13 | 1 Comment

This week I did something I’ve never done before. I finished an audio book and then immediately hit play to listen to it over again. Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella (read by Kate Reading) is one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in a very long time. If you are a fan of chick- lit/romantic comedy then this is a must-read […]


FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah [Review]

| Apr 19 | 0 Comments

Lately I’ve been in the mood for some lighter reading, so I picked up Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. I wanted the literary equivalent of turning on a Lifetime movie and it fit the bill. Firefly Lane is the story of two women who first meet as teenagers when their families live on the same street in the Pacific Northwest, and it follows the ups […]