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... Continue Reading →

Losing the Light by Andrea Dunlop | Review

The cousins draw Sophie and Brooke into an irresistible world of art, money, decadence, and ultimately, a disastrous love triangle that consumes them both. And of the two of them, only one will make it home. A smart, obsessive debut novel about a young woman studying abroad who becomes caught up in a seductive French... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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