Book Review: The Heavens by Sandra Newman

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Heavens Author: Sandra Newman Publisher: Grove Press Publication Date: February 12, 2019 ISBN: 9780802129024 Synopsis from Goodreads:New York, late summer, 2000. A young man, Ben, meets a young woman, Kate–and they begin to fall in love. From their first meeting, BenContinue reading “Book Review: The Heavens by Sandra Newman”

Review: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Everyone Brave is Forgiven Author: Chris Cleave Publisher: Bond Street Books Publication Date: May 3, 2016 ISBN: 9780385685023 Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s 1939 and Mary, a young socialite, is determined to shock her blueblood political family by volunteering for the warContinue reading “Review: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave”

Review: The Summer Before the War

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Summer Before the War Author: Helen Simonson Publisher: RandomHouse Publication Date: March 1, 2016 ISBN: 9780812993103 Synopsis from Goodreads: East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been soContinue reading “Review: The Summer Before the War”

Review: The Taming of the Queen by Phillipa Gregory

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Taming of the Queen Author: Philippa Gregory Publisher: Touchstone Publication Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9781476758794 Synopsis from Goodreads: Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to beContinue reading “Review: The Taming of the Queen by Phillipa Gregory”

A Disappointing Read in Stephen Kelman’s “Pigeon English”

It’s always a disappointment to pick up that novel you’ve been excited to read for ages only to have it not live up to those high hopes you had for it. This was my experience with Stephen Kelman’s “Pigeon English.” What drew me initially to buy this book was it’s bright orange and yellow coverContinue reading “A Disappointing Read in Stephen Kelman’s “Pigeon English””