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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

House Trained by Jackie Boucha...

<i>House Trained</i> by Jackie Bouchard

House Trained is women’s fiction novel about Alex, an interior decorator, her husband, Barry and their dog Marie. A committed child-free couple, their house is like a shrine to Alex’s exquisite tastes and one she is exceptionally proud of. She finds the brood being raised by her sister to be unnecessarily messy and annoying and […]

It Started with Paris by Cathy...

<i>It Started with Paris</i> by Cathy Kelly

  For anyone who hasn’t read a Cathy Kelly book before, know this: she is one of the premiere women’s fiction authors in Ireland and It Started with Paris is an excellent example of why. A sprawling cast of characters that all end up interconnected at different points in the story – because everyone does […]

A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wa...

<i>A Week at the Lake</i> by Wendy Wax

  I normally love Wax’s books. Her previous ones have been largely about women and their friendships through odd circumstances or despite them. This one was enjoyable – don’t get me wrong – it was just a liiiiiiitle more angsty than I found fully necessary. The angst comes from keeping secrets, and regular readers know […]

The Square by Rosie Millard

<i>The Square</i> by Rosie Millard

  The Square by Rosie Millard is one of those “slice of life” books in the tradition of Maeve Binchy. While there certainly is a plot, the book is more about the rhythms of life the characters move in. Centered around an upper-middle class housing square around a private garden in London (think the lovely […]

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