The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey @kristywharvey @GalleryBooks #TheSouthernSideofParadise #stephlvsbooks #bookreview

Book Title and Author: The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey Series: Peachtree Bluff #3 Publication Date and Publisher: May 7, 2019 by Gallery Books Genre: Women’s Fiction, Southern, Contemporary Pages: 400 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: March 1, 2019 (paper copy from the publisher) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: With the … More The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey @kristywharvey @GalleryBooks #TheSouthernSideofParadise #stephlvsbooks #bookreview

Book Review: Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews @mkayandrews @StMartinsPress #SunsetBeachNovel #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews Publication Date and Publisher: May 7, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press Genre: Women’s Fiction Pages: 432 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: March 23, 2019 (paper copy via publisher) Goodreads  5 Stars   Goodreads Synopsis: Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at … More Book Review: Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews @mkayandrews @StMartinsPress #SunsetBeachNovel #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper @mollyharperauth @GalleryBooks #GimmeSomeSugar #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper Series: Southern Eclectic #3 Publication Date and Publisher: April 2, 2019 by Gallery Books Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction, Romance Pages: 304 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: February 3, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis:  Lucy Brewer would never have guessed that her best … More Book Review: Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper @mollyharperauth @GalleryBooks #GimmeSomeSugar #stephlvsbooks

Back to Back Book Reviews~Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey @kristywharvey @GalleryBooks #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey Series: Peachtree Bluff #1 Publication Date and Publisher: April 25, 2017 by Gallery Books Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Pages: 400 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: February 8, 2019 (paperback) 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Caroline Murphy swore she’d never set foot back in … More Back to Back Book Reviews~Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey @kristywharvey @GalleryBooks #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: More Than Words by Jill Santopolo

Book Title and Author: More Than Words by Jill Santopolo Publication Date and Publisher: February 5, 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Genre: Pages: 352 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: January 2, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter, a good girlfriend. Raised by her father, owner … More Book Review: More Than Words by Jill Santopolo

My Top Twenty-Five Favorite Reads of 2018 (with a few extras thrown in!)

I hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas/holiday or if you don’t celebrate the holidays, that you’ve had a wonderful week! My hubby, kids, and I just returned from spending a few days together in the Bahamas, which was Santa’s Christmas gift for all of us this year. It was the perfect gift as … More My Top Twenty-Five Favorite Reads of 2018 (with a few extras thrown in!)

Book Review: Half of What You Hear by Kristyn Kusek Lewis

Book Title and Author: Half of What You Hear by Kristyn Kusek Lewis Publication Date and Publisher: December 31, 2018 by Harper Genre: Women’s Fiction, Mystery, Domestic Drama Pages: 384 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: November 19, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis:  Greyhill, Virginia—refuge of old money, old mansions, and old-fashioned ideas … More Book Review: Half of What You Hear by Kristyn Kusek Lewis

Book Review: Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand 

Book Title and Author: Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand Series: Paradise #1 Publication Date and Publisher: October 9, 2018 by Little, Brown and Company Genre: Women’s Fiction, Mystery, Series Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: September 26, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars   Goodreads Synopsis: Irene Steele’s idyllic life-house, husband, family-is shattered when … More Book Review: Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand 

Book Review: The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory

Book Title and Author: The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory Publication Date and Publisher: October 09, 2018 by Gallery Books Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick-Lit, Romance Pages: 304 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: September 21, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent is so over this … More Book Review: The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory

Book Review: Life on the Leash by Victoria Schade

Book Title and Author: Life on the Leash by Victoria Schade Publication Date and Publisher: September 18, 2018 by Gallery Books Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction, Romance Pages: 352 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: August 25, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis:  Must Love Dogs meets My Not So Perfect Life in this enchanting and hilarious romance about … More Book Review: Life on the Leash by Victoria Schade

Book Reviews for Sight by Jessie Greengrass AND The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

Both Sight by Jessie Greengrass and The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar were shortlisted for the prestigious Women’s Prize 2018, so I wanted to review them together. I felt both books deserved the nomination for very different reasons; however, neither book won and the award was given back in June to Home … More Book Reviews for Sight by Jessie Greengrass AND The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

Book Review: Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins

Book Title and Author: Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins Publication Date and Publisher: August 07, 2018 by Berkley Books Genre: Women’s Fiction Pages: 480 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: July 10, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a … More Book Review: Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins

Book Review: Every Time You Go Away by Beth Harbison

Book Title and Author: Every Time You Go Away by Beth Harbison Publication Date and Publisher: July 24, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press Genre: Women’s Fiction Pages: 336 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: June 27, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Willa has never fully recovered from the sudden death of her husband, … More Book Review: Every Time You Go Away by Beth Harbison

Book Review: The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller

Book Title and Author: The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller Publication Date and Publisher: July 17, 2018 by Pamela Dorman Books Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Pages: 336 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: June 29, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: A delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small-town’s efforts to do … More Book Review: The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller

Book Review: The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall

Book Title and Author: The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall Publication Date and Publisher: July 10, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press Genre: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: June 17, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: In 1949, dutiful and ambitious Charlotte’s dream of a career … More Book Review: The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall

Book Review: All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Book Title and Author: All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin Publication Date and Publisher: June 26, 2018 by Ballantine Books Genre: Women’s Fiction Pages: 400 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: May 30, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, … More Book Review: All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Book Review: The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

Book Title and Author: The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand Publication Date and Publisher: June 19, 2018 by Little, Brown, and Company Genre: Women’s Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary Pages: 480 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: May 24, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: It’s wedding season on Nantucket. The beautiful island is overrun with … More Book Review: The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

Book Review: You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac

Book Title and Author: You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac Publication Date and Publisher: May 1, 2018 by Pamela Dorman Books Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Romance Pages: 368 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: April 01, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Set in the French countryside on an idyllic summer vacation, a delicious, tender novel … More Book Review: You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac