The Gilded Years – Review

“I need to keep up the act that I have been keeping up successfully for three years. You are allowed to have your own identity. I have to create mine.” -The Gilded Years, Karin Tanabe The moment you realize the book you’re reading has your mind spinning, your heart racing with the gravity of aContinue reading “The Gilded Years – Review”

The Nickel Boys – Review

“Elwood never ceased to marvel how you could walk around and get used to seeing only a fraction of the world.  Not knowing you only saw a sliver of the real thing.” I don’t often, matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve ever, pre-ordered a book. But I promptly and without hesitation pre-ordered Colson Whitehead’sContinue reading “The Nickel Boys – Review”

The Wake of the Wind – Review

“And the wind never will blow all life away, you just got to find a way to live in the wake of that wind.  Cause it leaves a wake,  full of trash flying around everywhere.” There are few who can craft and create as J. California Cooper does.  Her work should be savored while youContinue reading “The Wake of the Wind – Review”

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie – Review

In the first of twelve chapters, it’s 1925 and we meet a young black girl of fifteen named Hattie. Hattie left the state of Georgia for what she dreams is a better life in Philadelphia married to a man named August. Each chapter is named for one or more of Hattie’s children. In the firstContinue reading “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie – Review”

The Tea Rose – Review

“People said time healed anything. Maybe those people had never loved anyone.” Young Fiona Finnegan and Joe Bristow stole my heart in the early parts of The Tea Rose. Best friends since childhood, they have dreams of opening their own shop, selling the best food/produce and of course tea! This was a complete cover/title buy.Continue reading “The Tea Rose – Review”