24 November 2018

Review: Tony's Wife

Tony's Wife Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Warning: This book hit me so much the only way to tell what I think is to give away plotlines. Don't read if you want to be surprised by the book.


When the book started I loved Sav (I can't spell his long name). He was so kind, honest, hardworking and in love with Cheryl. I was so upset when Cheryl broke his heart but excited he saw a new way at life through a horrible event that happened at his parent's home.

The next scene we meet Chi Chi. She enters as a wonderful person. A servant person that helps others instead of herself. She proves that in the first few pages that she was a wonderful person. She wanted desperately to have a career in music. Her father wanted it for her too and worked at everything he could to give her that dream. Her only fault? Meeting a man named Sav at a club where he was performing.

Of course, he turned out to be a skunk and I was so upset when they became a couple because I really hated him and then I loved him and then I hated him again. His actions did make me like Chi Chi more though.

I am not going to tell you what happens next, I have given way too much away. I did enjoy this book very much and I am sure that I will read it again because it did make me very emotional. I read it quickly because it was super hard to put down.



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19 November 2018

Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a beautiful story of love in the most horrific conditions. I was madly in love with Lale and Gita myself. The things they endured were the most gruesome thing I have ever read about. To find out that Lale and Gita were real people and this story is based on their lives touched me deeply. The love they had, the bond to make it out alive and together, their sheer devotion to one another was touching. Lale didn't come off as a sympathizer, but I can see his concern that he would be. I saw in him a man that did what it took to serve his fellow prisoners and in the end, they took care of him for taking care of him all those years.

There were many spots in the book that I could not stand it for fear that something happened to Lale, Gita or their friends. The constant worry that this could be their last moment was terrifying to me.

I will forever question how these activities could go unnoticed and always say a little prayer for those that went through these dreadful conditions.



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Review: Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits

Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits by Reese Witherspoon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a fun journey to the south (mainly Nashville). There is a little too much country music, but the photos, the southern charm, and the recipes are fantastic!!!!! I love so many of these southern dishes and will be making them soon (watch out family!) Reese is adorable, fun, and a gracious host by allowing us into her home and her life and giving us tips on how to be our best, manage it all and read a book while we are doing it!



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15 November 2018

Review: Granny Goes Hollywood

Granny Goes Hollywood Granny Goes Hollywood by Harper Lin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love these books.

What would you do if you could meet and then work with your favorite movie star? Yeah, that would be fun unless someone is trying to murder your favorite movie star. That is what happens to Granny this time. Barbara, as usual, is on the case. I really think you could read this as a stand alone as Harper sets things up nicely, but I really think you would have more fun if you read the whole Granny series.

I received an advanced reader's copy in exchange for my honest (that I am glad to give) review.

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14 November 2018

Review: The Proposal

The Proposal The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A totally fun ride in a red sports car. This is kind of a companion to The Wedding Date...not really a sequel because the main character here was a minor character there, but the main characters in The Wedding Date make a brief appearance here (fingers crossed there is another book with Dana/Courtney/Natalie).

While elements are like a typical romance novel, Jasmine writes in a sexy hip fashion. There are text messages, believable situations, a diverse cast of characters and even some unexpected elements too.


****I have a few followers that might like to know this....this book is a little different than my normal books. This does have some adult bedroom scenes (sex), so if you don't like that, but read my usual selections, you may not want this one. Or you can just skim over those parts. ****

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12 November 2018

Review: The Kennedy Debutante

The Kennedy Debutante The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had never read a book about Kick so I didn't know anything about her other than she died young. This book title made me think that it would be about her society debut, but instead, that debut sets the tone for Kick and her future. I kind of like Kick because she was a bit of a spitfire. Willing to give up all for love but still conflicted if she was doing the right thing.
Overall, the book has a sad tone...with the war raging, heartbreak, betrayal, Rosemary, but I do believe that things were like that in this time. No one knew what was going to happen in regards to Hilter and people being killed in battle. The Rosemary part was sad and made me wonder what the real kids thought about that whole situation.
This was an enjoyable book to me and I do recommend it for anyone interested in the Kennedy family or fans of WWII historical fiction.

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05 November 2018

Review: Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything

Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I never realized how much i would love this book. I learned so much about myself and my friends. I wasn't even looking to learn anything, I was reading/listening because I love Anne's voice. I do recommend the audio for that reason. She is clear and even-keeled. As for the text, I learned I am 100% extrovert without a doubt!!.

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