Category Archives: Contemporary

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Oh Ove, you grumpy old coot.  How I enjoyed reading about you. A Man Called Ove is a lovely, quiet story about a man who is not very happy.  All of his reasons life was enjoyable are gone.  But the … Continue reading

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Review – Wife 22

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon purchased Very Bridget Jones-ish, but for the 40s set and with tons more social media.  Pretty dang tongue in cheek, acerbic, and yet emotionally charged.  Also told with mixed media of narrative, facebook posts, google … Continue reading

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Review – Blackberry Winter

Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio purchased Jio has a great narrative style. You get sucked into her books right away and while she does have description it is minimal because it is her characters and their relationships that generally have … Continue reading

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Review – Joy for Beginners

Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister Need a little inspiration for life?  Need beautiful and descriptive writing?  Or a story about people who find their balance after life has thrown them off-kilter?  This is the story for you.  I loved her … Continue reading

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Review – Beguiled Again

Beguiled Again by Patricia Burroughs Super cute and fun contemporary romance! This is a serious case of opposites attract. Cecilia is a hot mess, she has three kids, a dog and an unbalanced checkbook and when we meet her she … Continue reading

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Review – The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Ballantine Books, 2011) This novel follows a foster care kid, Victoria who moved around the system. It begins on her 18th birthday, emancipation day.  Each chapter alternates between now and when she was … Continue reading

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