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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 […]

#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 […]

Phoenix by Cecilia London

<i>Phoenix</i> by Cecilia London

I’m pretty much running out of words for this series. It’s brilliant and painful, overwhelming and fully realized. Cecilia London is an evil genius that excels at ripping my heart out while I’m fist-pumping with joy. I’ve written about the first three books in the series (Dissident, Conscience, Sojourn) here and in a few other places as well. […]

Bella’s Christmas Bake Off

<i>Bella’s Christmas Bake Off</i> by Sue Watson

When I lived in the U.K., I made sure to make a trip to my local bookstore each fall to pick up a slew of these kinds of books. Frothy and fun, more concerned with the journey of the character’s inner lives and their intimate relationships than overall plots or sexual encounters – I equate […]

Waiting for Ethan by Diane Ba...

<i> Waiting for Ethan</i> by Diane Barnes

  Waiting for Ethan is a charming book that I would happily pass on to my mother – who likes her romances fluffy and happy, heavy on romance and light on sex. My only real problem with it is a typical one of debut novels – Barnes ends the book before it is finished. I […]

Always the Bridesmaid by Linds...

<i>Always the Bridesmaid</i> by Lindsey Kelk

  This comes to B&B from Contributor Niamh who lives in Northern Ireland. Here at B&B, the default reviewer is Kristen, so if anyone else contributes we’ll make sure to let you know! If you’re interested in reviewing anything, drop us a line at beveragesandbooks@gmail.com.  It is a truth universally acknowledged that I am unable to […]

If You Only Knew by Kristan Hi...

<i>If You Only Knew</i> by Kristan Higgins

  “Oh,” I said to myself as I looked at the clock last night, noting it was about 11pm. I had just completed another review and was ready to move onto this new work by Higgins – something I had been greatly anticipating. “I guess I’ll read the first few chapters to get a feel […]

Who Do You Love by Jennifer W...

<i>Who Do You Love </i> by Jennifer Weiner

  Who Do You Love is the latest work from NYT Bestseller and Twitter superstar, Jennifer Weiner who I have been reading faithfully since her first book, Good in Bed. This book is absolutely classic Weiner – flawed but believable characters who learn to love themselves before they can love others. This one is about Rachel and […]

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