A Spell For Trouble

A Spell For Trouble

I am a huge cozy mystery fan, so I couldn’t wait to read A Spell for Trouble by Esme Addison.

Synopsis: Aleksandra Daniels hasn’t set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina in over twenty years. Ever since her mother’s tragic death, her father has mysteriously forbidden her from visiting her aunt and cousins. But on a whole Alex accepts an invitation to visit her estranged relatives.

Guys this book was really good, I finished it in three days! I couldn’t put it down, the story telling was amazing. The descriptions made everything seem real and totally sucked me in. I had a picture of what everything and everyone looked like in my head. This was a very fun read and I can not wait for the second book in this series. Thank you

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All Our Summers

All Our Summers

I got a chance to read All Our Summers by Holly Chamberlin.

While the cover of this is very cute and you think it’s going to be an interesting read about summer and the memories two sisters have. It turned out to be the complete opposite.

This one was really hard for me to finish, I couldn’t connect with the characters or story line. There seemed to be unnecessary drama and one sister was way more dramatic and confrontational then I expected. I did looked interest. It did pick up again for me at the end when they had a break through in their relationship. This book was also extremely long, which made everything really drawn out.

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Monday Book Mail

Monday Book Mail

Happy Monday guys! Hope you all enjoyed the weekend.

I received my #BOTM a couple of days ago, I’m so excited for my picks. Two of them are definitely #bookstagrammademedoit picks. Everyone’s said such good things about The guest by Lucy Foley and Beach read by Emily Henry.

I’m going to be honest I haven’t read much this month due to moving and taking a tiny vacation today was my first day of truly reading and I’m not really feeling the book I’m reading 😔. I’m debating on ditching it and reading something else or just finishing it.

Meet the Bookstagrammer!

Meet the Bookstagrammer!

I hit 500 followers so I thought it was a perfect time to do a meet the bookstagrammer.

Here are some random facts about me:

🍩Beyoncé is my favorite musical artist #queen

🍩My two favorite comfort shows to watch are Gilmore Girls and Golden girls

🍩Obsessed with all of the Real Housewives Franchises and 90 day fiancé

🍩My favorite flower is a sunflower 🌻

🍩My birthday is next month #virgolife

🍩If I could eat pizza,donuts and tacos all day I would

🍩My favorite animal is a giraffe 🦒

🍩I’m a licensed esthetician.

Thank you to all of you who decided to follow me I appreciate all of you and I love being apart of this wonderful community!

A Good Neighborhood

A Good Neighborhood

Happy Monday! I finished A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler a few weeks ago, it was such a great read.

The ending was so wild, my mind was blown. I was a mix of mad and sad when I finished the book, I wont say much of what happened for those that plan on reading.

I saw this book floating around Bookstagram and decided to give it a try when I signed up for book of the month. I did go into this book blind without knowing much about the book. The story is told from the point of view from the neighbors in the community, I found that aspect really enjoyable. I was intrigued how these two young kids felt that they had to hide who they really were and what they wanted out of life from their parents. At one point someone in the book asked who was the real villain, and to be honest I really couldn’t tell. I think I wanted there to be a villain and all of them played a roll in the villain category.

I really suggest this book If you have not read it yet. This will be one of my top books of the year I gave 5 stars.

Thanks for stopping by!

It’s Mail Timmeee

It’s Mail Timmeee

I want to thank Book Sparks on this lovely summer exclusive book box.

I was thinking it would be just a couple of books but they sent me eight, I am very appreciative. I can not wait to read them and all of the covers are just beautiful. Here’s the rundown on what I received:

Rules of the Southern Rulebreaker by Katherine Snow Smith

Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall

A Spell for Trouble by Esme Addison

He Came With IT by Miriam Feldman

The world looks different now by Margret Thomson

The Yeild by Tara June Winch and lastly

The Color of Air by Gail Tsukiyama

I will definitely keep you guys updated with these!

The Husbands Secret

The Husbands Secret

Hello guys it’s been awhile I know but it has been very hectic for me. I have been thinking about you guys and how I have been neglecting you guys. And I am here with another book review for you guys, this one is based on an audio book.

The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty was my first audio book from audible. I truly enjoyed listening to the book. I listened while I did chores or on a walk and it made it really enjoyable. I am also a fan of Liane Moriarty since reading Big Little Lies.

Synopsis: Imagine your husband wrote you a letter to be opened after his death, but hes very much alive and in perfect health. Imagine that this letter contained his deepest darkest secret that could not just damage his life but the lives of those around you.

I really enjoyed this book. All of the twists and turns keep me on the edge of my seat! I wasn’t expecting it to end the way it did, but it wasn’t a horrible way to end the story. It flowed very well and I loved the Australian accent on the narrator. All the stories intertwined which was very compelling and kept my turning the pages. I feel like there was a hint of mystery and romance mixed into this book. I will definitely be reading more from this author.

4 Stars

The Waffle House on the Pier

The Waffle House on the Pier

Hello again guys, I recently finished reading The Waffle House on the Pier by Tilly Tennant.

For as long as Saddie could remember her grandparents have run a waffle house on the pier of Sea Salt Bay. But when something happens to her grandfather, leaving her grandmother to handle things on her own. With tough decisions to be made Saddie quits her job, and decides to help her grandmother until she realizes its all to much.

While I am fairly new to the romance genre, this book fell flat for me. I really loved the cover and the description of the book, those two things really lead me to even consider reading this book. It was just lacking the depth and creative writingI was looking for. I like getting to know the characters and watching their love blossom. Within the first three chapters I knew how the story would end, I had a hard time connecting and liking this book. I also wasnt to crazy about Saddie, with that being said I rate this one 2 stars.

Has there been a book that you read that just didnt do it for you? Let me know, thanks for stopping by.

XOXO

Becoming

Becoming

Becoming is an autobiography by Michelle Obama. Before reading this book I only knew of First lady Obama from what I saw on the news and social media. Like the rest of the world I was in awe of her and her family, but I never thought to dig deeper about her. I saw how her book became a best seller and how people really admired her and said that I would read the book one day. I was not only pushed by bookstagram but I watched her documentary on Netflix and it was very moving for me. The role she took on and still tried to be a normal citizen and the struggles that came with that was refreshing to see in a way. After reading this book I think she is an amazing and inspirational person. I related to her humble beginnings, growing up in Chicago and her life journey was really great to read. Becoming by Michelle Obama really changed my way of thinking and my perspective on life. No matter what hat you wear, mother, wife, business woman without those titles you are still you. With this book that is what she was trying to convey is that you always have to remain who you are and maybe sometimes have to re balance and take a different course at times but you will always be you. I recommend this book to all, and give it 5 stars.

June Wrap Up

June Wrap Up

June was a bit tough for me, I hit a wall and slugged along with my reading this month. I did however finish three books this month.

The first was The Secret Women by Sheila Williams. Three women become fast friends after a yoga class and margaritas. The only thing they have in common is that their mothers have passed on. The women now have the task of going through their mothers belongings. This novel is about self discovery with a mixture of women power. I gave this novel 4 stars.

Second was Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke. This novel is back in Lake Eden Minnesota, with Hannah in the middle of another case. Norman has bought a house and is going to build their dream house. Hannah is shocked by this sudden move since they haven’t yet talked about marriage. While with her mother looking through antiques, Hannah finds a little more then they bargained for. A body, now Hannah is on the case once again. I rated this 4.5 stars

I finished the month of June with Becoming by Michelle Obama. What can I say about this book, besides that it was inspirational. She was open and candid and it let me learn about her and respect her in a deeper way then just the first lady. I was so engulfed in this book that I am considering listening to it on audible just to hear her tell her story. I gave this 5 stars and it is now my favorite book of the year!

I already have all of my July books picked out and will share them with you soon! If you haven’t checked out any of my June books give them a try. Have a good weekend!