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The Lost Apothecary: 4 Stars
Summary: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner follows the story of three women in two different time periods. The stories of Nella, the owner of an apothecary shop, and Eliza, a lady's maid and part-time assistant to Nella take place in the late 1700s. The story of Caroline, a lost soul trying to figure out her next step takes place during the present day.
The Man Without Shelter: 4 Stars
I'd like to give a special thank you to Indrajit Garai and Estelle for sharing this book with me. Summary The Man Without Shelter by Indrajit Garai takes place just outside of Paris. Arnault, our main character has just been released from a 23 year long imprisonment for a crime of which he was wrongfully accused.
A Dream of Stewards: 4 Stars
I received early access to A Dream of Stewards, by Yohann Martin through Reedsy Discovery. Yohann Martin is a talented author who can make a story about time travel and alternative timelines feel real. Below I'll give a brief summary of Martin's novel followed by my overall thoughts and recommendation.
The Farm: 4 Stars
Joanne Ramos's novel, The Farm exemplifies the vast differences between privilege and poverty. The ability to choose, and desperation. The power of family, motherhood, career, and more are explained in the eye-opening experiences told in The Farm. Below I will give a brief summary of the novel followed by my personal recommendation.
Love and Other Words: 5 Stars
I have to say, novels by Christina Lauren really sneak up on you. I'll admit in the last few novels of hers I've read I expected it to be a fluffy romance novel. However, I've been pleasantly surprised to find much more depth and intensity. Below I will give a brief summary of Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren followed by my personal thoughts and recommendation.
Spirits of the Sun
Spirits of the Sun by Sydney Philippe is a story of survival, love, soul searching, and family. This novel is a true testament to how far one will go to protect their loved ones. Below is a brief summary of this novel along with my recommendation.
- Top Story - March 2022
The Summer Cottage: 4 Stars Top Story - March 2022
The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman tells the story of a woman who finds herself later in life. Through her wish to break free of the chains that have held her back for so long she makes a life-changing decision in order to honor the past of her family and her current desires. Below I've included a brief summary along with my recommendation for Viola Shipman's novel, The Summer Cottage.
- Top Story - March 2022