Everything I’ve Read So Far in 2021

It’s no secret that I’m a bookworm. That’s why book reviews have always been a feature I’ve tried to keep up with on the blog. Since January, though, I’ve been breezing through books and keeping note of titles, but haven’t taken the time to sit back and talk about them. I recently did a poll […]

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Book Review: The Diana Chronicles

I was far too young to understand—or even notice, for that matter—the stardom Princess Diana held toward the end of her life and in the years after her untimely death. I hadn’t even turned six when she was tragically killed. The one thing I always associated with the Princess was the iconic royal purple Beanie […]

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Book Review: Campaign Widows

As we approach the most important election this country has ever held, to say things are politically charged would be a gross understatement. I’m sure I’m not alone in that I feel torn between the need to stay informed on all things political and the desire to hide under the covers, pretending it’s not happening. […]

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Book Review: Salt in My Soul

A month or two ago, I finished a powerful memoir that had been on my to-be-read list before it even came out.  But it was a read I needed to sit with. As much as it shook me to my core—tears during the last several chapters included—I couldn’t just run to my computer and type […]

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Book Review: The Last Mrs. Parrish

Big Little Lies meets Gone Girl in Liv Constantine’s The Last Mrs. Parrish. A new woman is in town—a ritzy, gossip-filled Connecticut town, at that. And she’s here to shake things up. Amber Patterson feels virtually invisible. She wasn’t born into wealth and she’s sick of watching from afar as socialite Daphne Parrish rules the […]

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Book Review: City of Girls

This was one of my favorite reads in a long time.  Based on author Elizabeth Gilbert’s other novel Eat, Pray, Love and her creative living guide Big Magic, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a youthful period piece. But man, did she deliver. I tend to find myself drawn to any piece featuring New […]

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Book Review: Love at First Like

We’re all living life in the digital age—and many of us are loving in it, too.  As I’ve mentioned several times before, I’m no stranger (pun intended) to online dating.  Neither is Eliza, the twenty-something protagonist of Hannah Orenstein’s novel, Love at First Like. Busy running a flourishing jewelry business in fast-paced New York City, […]

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