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

Get a Taste of Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an inspired Pride and Prejudice retelling will win me over every time. Not since Bridget Jones’s Diary has an Austen adaptation stolen my heart as much as Sonali Dev’s new novel, Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors. Set in present-day California, it tells the story of Dr. Trisha Raje, … More Get a Taste of Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

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

The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman: Your Next Favorite Read

It’s hard to express how much I love finding a new favorite author. A few years ago, when I read Lynda Cohen Loigman’s The Two-Family House, I was immediately smitten with her richly drawn characters, her exploration of complex family dynamics, and her ability to construct the vivid sense of time and place I love … More The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman: Your Next Favorite Read

The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller: As Warm, Winning and Wonderful as They Come

It’s official: I’m packing up and moving to Guthrie, Vermont! Okay, so I can’t actually move to Guthrie because, well, it’s fictional, but after reading Louise Miller’s debut novel, The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living, two years ago, I fell truly, madly in love with everything about the quaint little town. Now, with her … More The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller: As Warm, Winning and Wonderful as They Come

Fall in Love with Paula McLain’s Love and Ruin

Seven years ago, I fell in madly in love with Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife. It was exquisitely written, stocked with complicated and memorable characters, and it tapped into the first marriage of my literary main squeeze, Ernest Hemingway. I loved McLain’s rich blend of history and imagination and how it resulted in a gorgeous … More Fall in Love with Paula McLain’s Love and Ruin

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

Still Me by Jojo Moyes – And Why Louisa Clark is Still (and Always) With Me

You are scored on my heart, Clark. When Will Traynor wrote those famous words to Louisa Clark at the end of Me Before You, I pretty much cried, “Mine too, Will! MINE TOO!” Well, let’s be honest. I pretty much cried—and cried and cried and cried—into oblivion, but then I cried, “Mine too!” because Louisa … More Still Me by Jojo Moyes – And Why Louisa Clark is Still (and Always) With Me