Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb: A Royally Marvelous Read

I’ll never forget the first time I met Grace Kelly. I was in the fourth grade and had to read about a historical figure for school. My mother brought me to our local public library—my favorite place—and steered me towards the biography aisle of the children’s section. (The fact that this shelf existed was eye-opening; … More Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb: A Royally Marvelous Read

I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagan: So Much More Than Fine

That’s fine. It’s fine. I’m fine. How many times a day do you say it? And how many times is “fine” code for #NOTATALLOKAY? That’s the crux of Camille Pagan’s wonderful new novel, I’m Fine and Neither Are You. I’m Fine and Neither Are You introduces us to Penelope Ruiz-Kar, a wife, mother, and breadwinner … More I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagan: So Much More Than Fine

The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey Gives Us a Summer to Remember

You know when you just fall head over heels for a town? The people are quirky and unforgettable, the weather is perfect, there are cute little indie businesses EVERYWHERE, and there’s always some hot gossip you can’t help but want to be privy to. I fell in love with Peachtree Bluff, Georgia the minute I … More The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey Gives Us a Summer to Remember

The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner: Read It and Get Ready to Love It

Beautiful. Heart-wrenching. Eye-opening. Timely. Unforgettable. I’ve used all of these words when describing Susan Meissner’s forthcoming novel, The Last Year of the War, but there are two I can’t stress enough: read it. The Last Year of the War is the story of Elise Sontag, a typical American teenager who has spent her entire life … More The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner: Read It and Get Ready to Love It

The Curiosities by Susan Gloss: Curious Beauty on Every Page

I have a soft spot for books that make me weep openly in public, and that’s exactly what Susan Gloss’s beautiful new novel, The Curiosities, did. Set in Madison, WI, The Curiosities introduces us to a cast of memorable characters, each at a breaking point in his or her own way. At the center of … More The Curiosities by Susan Gloss: Curious Beauty on Every Page

Kristy Woodson Harvey’s The Secret to Southern Charm: Too Good to be Kept a Secret

Quick—someone get me a tissue, a hug, and a big ol’ glass of sweet tea. The Murphy women of Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series are back, and they are bringing along all of the feelings. Following last summer’s stunning Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm transports us back to the quaint … More Kristy Woodson Harvey’s The Secret to Southern Charm: Too Good to be Kept a Secret

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb: A Gorgeous Read Any Time of Year

Confession time: I’ve had a hard time letting go of Christmas this year. I still have a few lingering holiday decorations hanging up that I’m now calling “winter flair” and I’m deeply mourning the end of my Candy Cane Milanos. (How will I ever wait another ELEVEN MONTHS for them to come back?!) I love … More Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb: A Gorgeous Read Any Time of Year

The Ideal Season for “The Blackbird Season” by Kate Moretti

If summer is the time to lounge on the beach with a book that makes you laugh, I think of fall as the ideal season to curl up with a blanket, a toasty mug of something delicious, and a book that might just send a chill up your spine. That’s why I love reading Daphne … More The Ideal Season for “The Blackbird Season” by Kate Moretti

The Dog Year by Ann Garvin: For Dog People and Human People Alike

There are very few things I know for sure, but this I can say with complete certainty: Life can be hard, but dogs have a way of making things better. There’s something almost magical about the healing powers of a cold nose, silky ears, and a good old-fashioned cuddle, and that’s all beautifully rendered in … More The Dog Year by Ann Garvin: For Dog People and Human People Alike