I love the warm feeling that the holidays bring. Seeing that this book would revolve around Christmas, I knew it was a must read and I was excited to read about these best friends. Nick and Noel embodied the warm feeling of love and comfort that every Hallmark Christmas movie captures. Their dialogue and complete […]
[Emily’s Review] Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune
From TJ Klune, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The House in the Cerulean Sea, comes Under the Whispering Door, a new contemporary fantasy about a ghost who refuses to cross over and the ferryman he falls in love with.
When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead.
Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takes him to a small village. On the outskirts, off the path through the woods, tucked between mountains, is a particular tea shop, run by a man named Hugo. Hugo is the tea shop’s owner to locals and the ferryman to souls who need to cross over.
But Wallace isn’t ready to abandon the life he barely lived. With Hugo’s help he finally starts to learn about all the things he missed in life.
When the Manager, a curious and powerful being, arrives at the tea shop and gives Wallace one week to cross over, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in seven days.
By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this absorbing tale of grief and hope is told with TJ Klune’s signature warmth, humor, and extraordinary empathy.
[Kodie’s Review]: The Cost of Knowing By Brittney Morris
The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris was such an emotional read. From our first introduction to the main character, Alex, you are immediately drawn to him. Alex has had a rough childhood, losing his parents a few years ago, and now lives with his Aunt and brother. Alex was also cursed with the ability […]
Emily’s Review: Love at First by Kate Clayborn
Sixteen years ago, a teenaged Will Sterling saw—or rather, heard—the girl of his dreams. Standing beneath an apartment building balcony, he shared a perfect moment with a lovely, warm-voiced stranger. It’s a memory that’s never faded, though he’s put so much of his past behind him. Now an unexpected inheritance has brought Will back to that same address, where he plans to offload his new property and get back to his regular life as an overworked doctor. Instead, he encounters a woman, two balconies above, who’s uncannily familiar . . .
No matter how surprised Nora Clarke is by her reaction to handsome, curious Will, or the whispered pre-dawn conversations they share, she won’t let his plans ruin her quirky, close-knit building. Bound by her loyalty to her adored grandmother, she sets out to foil his efforts with a little light sabotage. But beneath the surface of their feud is an undeniable connection. A balcony, a star-crossed couple, a fateful meeting—maybe it’s the kind of story that can’t work out in the end. Or maybe, it’s the perfect second chance . . .
[Chelsea’s Review]: The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas
This will be a spoiler-free review. I was instantly drawn to this book from the moment I read the synopsis and saw the comparisons to both Josie Silver and Jojo Moyes, who write beautifully heart-wrenching books. After reading this book, I can tell you that The Last Goodbye is just as beautifully written. I knew […]
[Elizabeth’s Review]: All This Time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott
All This Time is a story about loss and overwhelming grief and how to move on. Kyle has always been sure of his life and his future, and that was Kimberly. The duo has been best friends for as long as they can remember and a couple all the same. The one thing Kyle is sure […]
[Elizabeth’s Review]: Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston
This is the third book in Ashley Poston’s Once Upon a Con series, and I was so excited to see that it was a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast! This book revolves around Rosie Thorne, who is grieving her mother’s death and trying her best to navigate a new reality in her absence. […]
[Elizabeth’s Review]: If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane
What happens when the person you had chosen to love for over a decade and have built an entire life together decides that he no longer loves you? Answer: Laurie and Dan met in their Freshman year in college and have been inseparable ever since, and with both becoming lawyers and now in their mid-thirties, […]