Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner | Review

“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.” ~ Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel Book Description Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her siblings are sent to orphanage after their mother’s death. The sisters nurture Gabrielle’s exceptional sewing skills, a talent that will propel the willful young woman into a life far removed from… More Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner | Review

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian | Review

In The Sandcastle Girls, Chris Bohjalian weaves a “spellbinding tale…between Aleppo, Syria, in 1915 and Bronxville, New York, in 2012—a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage, making it his most personal novel to date.” ~Synopsis for Hardcover edition via Goodreads Book Description One woman’s journey into her family’s past reveals a shocking story that… More The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian | Review

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver | Review

Barbara Kingsolver never disappoints. Each book is different from the last. Each book feeds the reader’s soul in its unique way. Book Description Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us… More Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver | Review

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella | Review

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella was exactly the book I needed. After reading some heavy, dark novels, I wanted something light, somewhat serious, but altogether fun to read. SYNOPSIS: Part love story, part workplace dramedy, part witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world, this is New York Times… More My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella | Review

Dreaming Sophia by Melissa Muldoon | Book Spotlight and Giveaway

Dreaming Sophia is a magical look into Italy, language, art, and culture. It is a story about turning dreams into reality and learning to walk the fine line between fact and fantasy. When tragedy strikes, Sophia finds herself alone in the world, without direction and fearful of loving again. With only her vivid imagination to… More Dreaming Sophia by Melissa Muldoon | Book Spotlight and Giveaway