She’s So Money by Cherry Cheva

This is another one of those novels that I seem to have a love / hate relationship with, primarily because it had potential to be alarmingly accurate, but sadly ended in a typical ‘all is well’ sort of way. I’ll start with what I enjoyed. The whole idea of a cheating ring- very mafioso for…

Awkward by Marni Bates

I’ve been reading a lot of adult, in depth novels lately, so I really felt like I needed a break; I needed an easy tweenie-bop story that I could demolish in a couple of hours. Sometimes it’s nice to just read something mindless. I don’t mean that as an insult! It’s just a cute story…

The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips 

This is the second novel I have read by Phillips, and my overall thought of her work is I wish she had more. It’s rare to find humour in a novel because of how subjective it is; what an author finds funny might not be what you find funny. It’s also hard to convey humour…

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson 

Beautiful. Heartbreaking. BEAUTIFUL.  Shocking. Beau-tay-ful.  Irresistible.  B. E. A. U. T. I. F. U. L. I think you get it. Yes, I adore this book. I would have to admit that it’s partially because I had very low expectations in the beginning because the synopsis didn’t really sound like the type of thing I usually…

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax

This book surprised me. Usually when you buy a book that has a tie-in to a movie, tv show, or other story, you expect it to show a lot of similarities to that tie-in. In this case, I was expecting this storyline to parallel some of the issues that the Grantham family and household servants…

Prejudice and Pride by Lynn Messina

I’m a sucker for anything Austen related, which makes me a perfect example of the kind of reader certain authors prey on. When you’re new to the writing and publishing game, what’s the easiest way to get yourself out there? Write what has already been written and adored. It’s a given that your work will…