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Bishop – Sawyer Bennett

In this kickoff to a new series, Sawyer Bennett introduces us to the NHL’s newest expansion team, the Arizona Vengeance. Owned by a billionaire and coached by a legend, this team is poised to shake-up the league. One of the leaders of said team is co-captain Bishop Scott. Looking to blow off some steam the […]

The Governess Game– Tess...

In The Governess Game, Tessa Dare’s newest installment in her Girl Meets Duke series, Alexandra Mountbatten needs a job. This is convenient because Chase Reynaud needs a governess for his two nieces, who have driven off all acceptable candidates with their various antics. Chase is a duke’s heir, but is desperately trying to avoid both attachments and responsibility […]

December’s Pink Box of Joy

December’s Pink Box of Joy

I have been telling you all for months about FreshFiction’s box of random books that arrives each month – which I affectionately refer to as “The Pink Box of Joy”. While every subscriber gets one book that’s the same – this month it’s Avery Flynn’s The Charmer – the rest is a mystery until you open […]

Pink Box of Treasures

Pink Box of Treasures

Behold the glory of the pink box. After an absolute nightmare of a day yesterday, I was delighted to find this box of treasures upon my doorstep. Chock full with books I haven’t read (an increasingly difficult feat, I admit), I giggled delightedly as I unpacked. The main book in this month’s FFBox is Mika Jolie’s The […]

I Heart Forever by Lindsey Kel...

<i>I Heart Forever</i> by Lindsey Kelk

In I Heart Forever, Kelk takes us back to her New York, as previously explored in the last six installments of this series. It’s a New York full of promise, hijinks, and beautiful people who possess kindness and warmth. Like a fairyland of sorts, for sure, but an utterly delightful fiction to indulge in. Angela’s life […]

Map of the Heart by Susan Wigg...

<i>Map of the Heart</i> by Susan Wiggs

In this newest offering from Wiggs, a woman’s life shatters and she finds the glue to piece it back together through diving into her past. She has to go from the coast of California to the fields of France to figure out what is really happening and how to find freedom, but along the way […]

Gather The Daughters by Jennie...

<i>Gather The Daughters</i> by Jennie Melamed

What if The Handmaid’s Tale took place in a separatist cult, ensconced on an island? That’s exactly what I think went through Melamed’s head while coming up with this novel. Gather the Daughters is a haunting tale of a society where women are controlled but children are free, and a young woman on the cusp of that transition discovers […]

Ready to Run by Lauren Layne

<i>Ready to Run</i> by Lauren Layne

I’m an unabashed Lauren Layne fan, and this book only adds to that love. A hybrid of The Bachelor franchise and the fabulous Julia Roberts movie Runaway Bride, Ready to Run tells the story of ambitious producer Jordan Carpenter and reluctant contestant Luke Elliot. Jordan Carpenter’s job depends on finding a lead for the new reality show, Jilted, which is going to […]

#BoxofBooks: September Edition

#BoxofBooks: September Edition

In every box that FreshFiction sends, there are three main elements. First, there’s books (duh), second, there’s a wee note from the author of the featured book to give us some insight, and third, there’s a bag of tea. As someone who believes all the best reading takes places with beverages – the tea is […]

#BoxOfBooks

#BoxOfBooks

There are so, so many book boxes out there these days, but most of them combine “bookish items” with books. What sets the Fresh Fiction box apart is that is almost entirely books. Books from authors you love, and books from authors you haven’t met yet. In the July box, for instance (see above and […]

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