The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner | Review

When you only do what is expected of you, you never learn what you would've done had you chosen for yourself. Synopsis "We understand what we want to understand." Leaving a life of privilege to strike out on her own, Lauren Durough breaks with convention and her family's expectations by choosing a state college over …

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Tiffany Blues by M. J. Rose | A Review

Synopsis The New York Times bestselling author of The Library of Light and Shadow crafts a dazzling Jazz Age jewel—a novel of ambition, betrayal, and passion about a young painter whose traumatic past threatens to derail her career at a prestigious summer artists’ colony run by Louis Comfort Tiffany of Tiffany & Co. fame. “[M.J. Rose] transports the reader …

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Every Note Played by Lisa Genova | Review

Synopsis From neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice comes a powerful exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and what it means to be alive. An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Every finger of his hands was …

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The Prisoner in the Castle (Maggie Hope Mystery #8) by Susan Elia MacNeal | Review

An exceptional example of solid story plotting, magical world-building, and strong character development. The perfect triumvirate for a great book. Karen Eisenbrey takes these writing techniques and gives her readers the best in coming-of-age stories I've read in some time.

The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey | Review

Synopsis Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as …

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