Newly-engaged Marissa Parlette should be the happiest woman in the
world: she has found the man of her dreams, and she will gain a step-
daughter, Anna. However, the day after her engagement, Marissa's
frenemy, Lauren, is found dead after apparently falling from the top of
the cliff Read more...
In a not too distant future, Dr. Jean McClellan and her family live in the
United States where women and girls are only allowed a 100 words per
day, and if they go over the limit, the consequences will include an
electric shock from the word counter they are forced Read more...
Hazel Camille Bradford is a woman who has terrible luck in
dating. She believes it might be due to her unfiltered
personality and wardrobe, but that seems a little harsh.
When Hazel takes a job teaching third graders at a new
school she runs into her best friend's single Read more...
For over twenty years, Ashley, Natalie and Lauren were the best of
friends, even sharing a company together. However, their friendship
has fractured, and as a last ditch effort, Ashley invites Natalie and
Lauren to Mexico to patch it up. Each has their own reasons as well as
secrets in Read more...
The year of 1992 was quite an eventful one for Abby: first is the death
of her beloved younger brother Tom; followed by meeting her husband
Nate at a crash site. Years later, just as Abby and Nate have settled
quietly into suburbs with a teenage daughter, another family moves Read more...
In 1937, in the town of New London, Texas, seven hundred children
perished in a schoolhouse explosion. One of those children was Ruby
Pierson, whose death is destined to affect the next four generations of
mothers and daughters as well as turn the familial relationships upside
down. Fast forward to Read more...
Nancy Green is brought up in a secularized Jewish home during the
1960s. Her world feels small and she often longs for something grand
but is afraid to pursue it. Throughout the story, the focus is on her
three loves; that of a Jew from Hasidic background who decided to Read more...
Although small at 207 pages, BLACK
SUGAR by Miguel Bonnefoy is vast in scope and in generations, as
well as the effect that treasure had on their small town, be it hidden or
unearthed. The story begins with Henry Morgan, an English captain Read more...
Eleanora Aganis, a young Albanian lady of eighteen years has had a
very unconventional upbringing, especially when compared to other
women around her. Her father, a well known and respected medic in
their community, has encouraged her artistic talents as well as her love
of reading and frequently takes Eleanora Read more...
Tracy Sue Petrikoff is a seventeen-year-old girl enjoys the outdoors far
more than indoors and is more feral rather than human. Recently, she
has lost her mother with whom she seemed to have a strained
relationship. Her mother understands Tracy way too well and gives
Tracy rules that Read more...
Living in genteel poverty, Princess Dagmar of Denmark doesn't expect
anything special to happen to her. However, when her beloved sister
Alix gets married, and she soon meets and marries an heir to the throne
in Russia, the future Sasha III. Her life is turned upside down when she Read more...
In 1842, Douglas Elling loses his beloved wife and his young daughter
to a house fire due to some rumors that he is an abolitionist. Three
years later, in 1845, his friend's daughter, Abigail "Abby" Milton arrives
from England to be his ward, intent on finding a new place Read more...
Tallulah Mae James has had a very unconventional childhood; from
birth to 1960s she and her four siblings have been reared by a
traditional Southern grandmother while her parents, Margo and Drayton
could care less about what happens to their family and traditions that
the grandmother attempts to instill. Tired Read more...
In 1952, Joel is a twelve-year-old boy surrounded by a colorful cast of
characters that find themselves in shady business dealings, including
loaning money, rigging and fixing teams or horse races, and so much
more. Set in post-World War II, other timely events take place, and Joel Read more...
Zachary "Zac" Hutchinson, a precocious ten-year-old boy has a
mission: to find his biological father and figure out why he ran off
before Zac was born. He also wants his parents together, especially
after his mom's drunken confession on how the only person she ever
loved was Read more...
On the surface, women project an appearance of ease and comfort
with their chosen roles, but what happens when a devastating event
shatters their lives and tests their relationships, finances, careers, and
brings unwanted secrets out of hiding? That is a question that will
haunt the four women in the Read more...
From 1943 to 1945, Lila Jerome has kept a scrapbook of the war years
and of what happened to her during that tumultuous time. In the
present day, her scrapbook has been found by her two daughters, and
vividly brings the 1940s to life through magazine clippings, pictures,
newspaper articles Read more...
In the spring of 1825, Eliza "Betsy" Schuyler Hamilton is about to
receive a visit from James Monroe, the fifth United States President, to
let bygones be bygones. As Eliza prepares herself for the inevitable
meeting, she begins to reminisce about her life as a young woman in
1777, during Read more...
In hopes of starting over, Ernt Allbright, his wife Cora and their teenage
daughter Leni move to Alaska after inheriting a piece of property from a
dead soldier that Ernt knew when he fighting in Vietnam. At first, Alaska
is heaven-sent for the Allbright family who learn to live Read more...
Currently I am a contributor to Fresh
Fiction, and I have my own blog where I
read and review all sorts of books. My
loves are historical fiction, literary
fiction, multicultural fiction, women's
fiction, psychological and some
Mysteries. Genres I don't review are
science fiction, Christian/
inspirational fiction and Nonfiction. I
live with my parents and son in Texas