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

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

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen | Review

In this irresistible novel, Sarah Addison Allen, author of the New York Times bestselling debut, Garden Spells, tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets—and secret passions—are about to change her life forever. Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, she’s a sorry excuse for a Southern belle,… More The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen | Review

I Like You Fine When You’re Not Around by Ann Garvin | Review

Everything is falling apart in Tig Monahan’s life. Her mother’s memory is going (dementia), her boyfriend is gone (Hawaii), her absent sister shows up long enough to have a baby (and then leaves again, without the baby) and her job as a therapist has disappeared after a contentious couples’ therapy session goes horribly and honestly… More I Like You Fine When You’re Not Around by Ann Garvin | Review

The Memory of Us by Camille Di Maio | Review

Julianne Westcott was living the kind of life that other Protestant girls in prewar Liverpool could only dream about: old money, silk ball gowns, and prominent young men lining up to escort her. But when she learns of a blind-and-deaf brother, institutionalized since birth, the illusion of her perfect life and family shatters around her.… More The Memory of Us by Camille Di Maio | Review