Heather's Book Blog

I'm an avid reader. I love to read memoirs, biographies, chick lit, mystery and young adult. I'll read and review advanced reader copies of books from Netgalley.  I love a plethora of authors but here are some of my favorites including Steena Holmes, Camille DeMaio, Camille Pagán, James Patterson and Sophie Kinsella


Review of The Book of Essie

We meet Essie, a member of the TV family, the Hicks.  They have a reality tv  called Six of Hicks.   Essie is pregnant and she's set to marry a friend by the name of Roarke Richards.

This marriage is a convenience for both of them.  Essie gets to leave her family and Roarke’s gets to keep their store and house.  Roarke also gets to go to Columbia.  This book was so twisty and good.  Can’t wait to read her next one


Review of Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown

— feeling happy

We meet Jenna Sue Baker, whose come home after a divorce from her husband, Percy. This book was my second Ms. Brown's and it did not disappoint. I loved all the characters especially Jennie, Rick, Lettie, Nadine and Amos. I can't wait to read another one of her books soon.

Review: Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

— feeling love

Angela Wong, a 14 year old girl goes missing.  She is believed to be a victim of the SweetBay strangler, Calvin James.  Her former best friend, Georgina Shaw is on trial for her involvement in her disappearance and subsequent murder.  This book was my first by Ms. Hillier but certainly not my last.  I loved all the characters especially Geo and Kai.  I’m looking forward to more books by this author.

Review: Heaven Adjacent by Catherine Ryan Hyde

We meet Roseanna, a woman who makes metal sculptures of animals.  A reporter from the New York Times about her sculptures.  She asks the reporter not to mention her location but her son, Lance finds her.  He gets upset at the fact that she's living with five people and a dog.  This book kept me on my toes and I absolutely loved it.


This was my first book by Ms. Hyde.  I can’t wait to read another 

Review: Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris

We meet Finn, a young entrepreneur who's dating Layla, a young beautiful woman. One night, Layla disappears without a trace. 12 years later, Layla is still missing.  Finn has moved on with Ellen, Layla’s sister   This book was my second of Ms. Paris’s. I loved all the characters especially Finn, Harry and Ruby.   This book had so many twists and turns that it kept me guessing til the end.  That ending was OMG 

Review: Something in the Water

This book was interesting but certainly not one of my favorites The characters were very interesting.  I was hooked all the way up until I finished it.

Review: How to walk away by Katherine Center

We meet Chip and Margaret, a young couple who get engaged while Chip, a soon to be pilot is flying his plane. Margaret, of course says yes.  I loved all the characters especially Margaret and Kitty. This book has by far been my favorite this year.  It resonated with me on so many levels.  This has been my first book of Ms. Center’s but certainly not my last.

I absolutely loved this book.  I loved all the characters.

Review: The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan

We meet Sloane Sullivan, a senior in high school involved in Witness Protection.  She gets knocked by two jocks playing football in the halls.  Lizie, Jason and Sawyer are all friends. They ask her to be on their senior scavenger hunt team.  Jason seems to think he knows Sloane.  The characters in this book are loving, thoughtful, funny, sarcastic and overall amazing.  This book has had me on the edge of my seat with all the twists, turns and amazing plot.

                 This debut novel of Ms. Cribbs is stunningly beautiful, mysterious and absolutely enthralling.  This is a book I'll recommend highly and I'll be in line when Ms. Cribbs writes her second book


This is a 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Read for me 

Review: The Other Side of Paradise

We meet Sheilah Graham, a gossip columnist in the Roaring Twenties. She meets F. Scott Fitzgerald and his daughter, Scottie.  Sheilah and F Scott carry on an affair while he's married to Zelda, who is an asylum. This book was unputdownable.  I loved it beyond words. It was my first book by Ms. Koslow but not my last for sure

Review : The Summer I met Jack

We meet Alicia,a Polish immigrant who works at a movie theate in Boston, Massachusetts In working the refreshment stand, she meets a young man, John Kennedy.  i was hooked from the first page.  This was my first book of Ms. Gables but not my last.

Wicked River review by Jenny Milchman

We meet Nat and Doug who are about to get married in the mountains.  Mia, her mother and grandfather are enjoying themselves.   Doug's groomsmen, Matt and Brad get into some sort of fight before the ceremony.  Natalie and Doug start their honeymoon by canoeing down Gossamer Lake   It was an intriguing book.  This was my first of Ms. Milchman’s 


The Way of Beauty by Camille de Maio review

We meet Vera who lives with her father who has some medical issues .  She’s about to meet her  friend, Angelo.  She thinks that Angelo will ask her to marry him but instead she’s meeting his fiancée, Pearl.  Angelo thinks of Vera as a little sister due to the death of his little sister, Stephania who at age 5 drowned in a current at Brighton Beach. Pearl asks Vera to lunch to nanny for her son, William as she continues to stump for women's right to vote


  This was my first book of Ms. Demaio’s but by far, it's her BEST BOOK.   The characters will stay with me for quite a bit.   i loved all the characters especially Angelo, Pearl, Vera and William. 



A Backcourt: Review

This was my first by this author. It was an intriguing book.   It kept my interest but I felt it was drawn out and like I’d read this exact plot somewhere else. 

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell : Review

— feeling happy

Sam Hell was born with ocular albinism.  He was a preemie and was in a doctors office contemplating a vasectomy because his girlfriend, Eva, an Alaskan Airlines pilot didn't want kids.  Sam was called Devil Boy by his bully, David Freemon.  Ernie and Mickie become his best friends.  Sam is picked as a lector for his all school mass because his  

 classmates want to see him fail. 


 This was my first book by Mr. Dugoni.  i loved all the characters especially, Mickie, Sam, Ernie and many others.   i loved this book from the first page. It will certainly not be my last.

A Prom to Remember Review

— feeling happy

We meet Cora Martin getting ready to have a prom committee meeting where Cora and her friends talk about prom king and queen and the changing of it to include a court.  This book was cute. i loved all the characters especially, Jacinta, Cora, and Paisley.  This was my first book of Ms. Hall’s but certainly not my last 

Review of : Beauty in Broken Places by Allison Pataki

We meet Dave, thirty years old who has had a stroke.  Allison, his wife starts to write letters so he can remember the old and new memories. i loved this book.  i have hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy so i knew exactly what Alli and Dave were going through.  I've never had a stroke but completely understand the medical complexity of hospitals.   This was my first book of Ms. Patakis but certainly not my last 

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