Book Review: Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks @MariahFrederick @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #DeathofaNewAmerican #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks Series: Jane Prescott #2 Publication Date and Publisher: April 9, 2019 by Minotaur Books Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Pages: 304 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: April 1, 2019 (paper copy from the publisher) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: The atmospheric, compelling follow-up … More Book Review: Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks @MariahFrederick @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #DeathofaNewAmerican #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth @SallyHepworth @StMartinsPress #TheMotherinLaw #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth Publication Date and Publisher: April 23, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press Genre: Mystery, Domestic Drama, Suspense Pages: 352 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: January 6, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Someone once told me that you have two families in your life – … More Book Review: The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth @SallyHepworth @StMartinsPress #TheMotherinLaw #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: The Editor by Steven Rowley @mrstevenrowley @PutnamBooks #TheEditor #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: The Editor by Steven Rowley Publication Date and Publisher: April 2, 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Genre: Contemporary, Historical Fiction Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: March 8, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New York … More Book Review: The Editor by Steven Rowley @mrstevenrowley @PutnamBooks #TheEditor #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty @CJ_Daugherty @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #ABeautifulCorpse #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty Series: Harper McClain #2 Publication Date and Publisher: March 12, 2019 by Minotaur Books Genre: Fiction, Mystery Pages: 368 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: February 7, 2019 (papercopy from the publisher) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: For a woman, being killed by someone who … More Book Review: A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty @CJ_Daugherty @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #ABeautifulCorpse #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray @BerkleyPub

Book Title and Author: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray Publication Date and Publisher: February 19, 2019 by Berkley Publishing Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction Pages: 304 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: January 19, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this … More Book Review: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray @BerkleyPub

Book Review: Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter

Book Title and Author: Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter Publication Date and Publisher: March 12, 2019 by Lake Union Publishing Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery Pages: 325 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: January 20, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: If there’s a healthy way to grieve, Erin Gaines hasn’t found … More Book Review: Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter

Book Review: The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick

Book Title and Author: The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick Publication Date and Publisher: February 26, 2019 by Graydon House Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: December 22, 2018 (paper arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: London, 1765 Lady Isabella Gerard, a respectable member of Georgian society, … More Book Review: The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick

Book Review: The Winter Sister by Megan Collins

Book Title and Author: The Winter Sister by Megan Collins Publication Date and Publisher: February 5, 2019 by Atria Books Genre: Mystery, Domestic Suspense, Fiction Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: December 16, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Sixteen years ago, Sylvie’s sister Persephone never came home. Out too late with … More Book Review: The Winter Sister by Megan Collins

Book Review: The Nowhere Child by Christian White

Book Title and Author: The Nowhere Child by Christian White Publication Date and Publisher: January 22, 2019 by Minotaur Books Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Psychological Suspense Pages: 384 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: December 18, 2018 (paperback review copy) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, The Nowhere Child … More Book Review: The Nowhere Child by Christian White

Book Review: The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson

Book Title and Author: The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson Publication Date and Publisher: December 31, 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 400 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: November 26, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: “Millions will welcome this joyous event as a flash … More Book Review: The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson

Book Review: Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #13)

Book Title and Author: Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones Series: Charley Davidson #13 Publication Date and Publisher: January 15, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Pages: 304 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: November 11, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She’s … More Book Review: Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #13)

Book Review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

Book Title and Author: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren Publication Date and Publisher: December 4, 2018 by Gallery Books Genre: Contemporary Romance Pages: 400 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: November 16, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Millie Morris has always been one of the guys. A UC Santa Barbara professor, … More Book Review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

Book Review: The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

Book Title and Author: The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald Publication Date and Publisher: February 5, 2019 by Gallery Books Genre: Domestic Suspense, Mystery Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: November 7, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis:  A search for the truth. A lifetime of lies. In the small hours … More Book Review: The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

Book Review: A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

Book Title and Author: A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne Publication Date and Publisher: November 13, 2018 by Hogarth Press/Crown Publishing Genre: Literary Fiction, Contemporary Pages: 384 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: November 4, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for success. The one … More Book Review: A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

Book Review: One Day in December by Josie Silver

Book Title and Author: One Day in December by Josie Silver Publication Date and Publisher: October 16, 2018 by Crown Publishing Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance, Holiday-Christmas Pages: 416 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: September 30, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars   Goodreads Synopsis: A love story about what happens after you meet, or rather, don’t meet the … More Book Review: One Day in December by Josie Silver

Book Review: The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson

Book Title and Author: The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson Series: Hidden Iceland #1 Publication Date and Publisher: October 16, 2018 by Minotaur Books  Genre: Crime Fiction, Nordic Noir, Thriller Pages: 336 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: October 11, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars   Synopsis:  The body of a young Russian woman washes up on … More Book Review: The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson

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: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

Book Title and Author: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain Publication Date and Publisher: October 02, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press Genre: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Time Travel Pages: 384 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: August 29, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby … More Book Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

Book Review: The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher

Book Title and Author: The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher Publication Date and Publisher: October 2, 2018 by Berkley Books Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 384 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: September 15, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 3.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: London, 1938. The effervescent “It girl” of London society since her father was named the … More Book Review: The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher

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