Allison Winn Scotch’s “Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing” Inspires and Empowers

Being a woman is hard. Being a woman in politics is even harder. Allison Winn Scotch’s pitch-perfect new novel, Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing, beautifully dives into this harsh truth, and, honestly, it could not come at a more fitting time. Cleo McDougal has had her future mapped out forever. Congresswoman at twenty-five. Senator at thirty-one. … More Allison Winn Scotch’s “Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing” Inspires and Empowers

Get Ready to Fall for Kristy Woodson Harvey’s “Feels Like Falling”

Sometimes you pick up a book and it instantly becomes a forever favorite. Everything about it, from the characters, to the setting, to the emotional punch on every page, invokes that magical feeling that captures everything you love about reading. Without fail, Kristy Woodson Harvey’s novels always have that quality for me, and her latest, … More Get Ready to Fall for Kristy Woodson Harvey’s “Feels Like Falling”

Amy Sue Nathan’s The Last Bathing Beauty–The Summer Escape We All Need

I’m going to be honest with you, bookish friends. I’ve had a hard time focusing on reading lately. With everything going on in the world, it seems like all I can do is obsessively watch the news, read the news, then worry, worry, worry. I’ve found myself wondering when I’ll ever feel the joy of … More Amy Sue Nathan’s The Last Bathing Beauty–The Summer Escape We All Need

Must Love Dogs: Hearts and Barks Will Have You Wagging with Delight

Is there anything better than catching up with old friends? You already know how much you adore them, you know their history, and you completely get their sense of humor. I had the privilege of hanging out with some people I really love recently. We laughed, we bonded, we enjoyed a few casseroles, and we … More Must Love Dogs: Hearts and Barks Will Have You Wagging with Delight

Swimming for Sunlight by Allie Larkin Will Have You Swimming in Emotions

Guys, I’m smitten. Actually, I’m more than smitten. I’m head over heels, unabashedly gaga, and for once I’m not even referring to my dog. (Although I am quite smitten by him too, thankyouverymuch.) The object of my adoration is Allie Larkin’s latest novel, Swimming for Sunlight, and I truly cannot gush about it enough. Swimming … More Swimming for Sunlight by Allie Larkin Will Have You Swimming in Emotions

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

Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey: A Simply Fabulous Read

I took a glorious trip last week. It was warm and beachy, and the town was so quaint and Southern that I couldn’t bear to leave. And the people! I just ate up every little thing they did and said and I know I’ll never forget them. Best of all? This trip cost about $16.00 … More Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey: A Simply Fabulous Read

Bookish Chat: Laura Dave Talks Writing, Reading, and Hello, Sunshine

Last month, I raved about Laura Dave’s delicious new novel, Hello, Sunshine, a tale of a celebrity chef whose life, marriage, and career implode when everything about her is revealed to be a lie. This novel, Dave’s fifth, is topping must-read lists left and right and is without a doubt one of my favorite books … More Bookish Chat: Laura Dave Talks Writing, Reading, and Hello, Sunshine