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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.
The Summer Cottage: 4 Stars
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.
People We Meet on Vacation: 5 Stars
I was on vacation when I read this book and all it made me want to do was plan more vacations. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry is a perfect light read. However, fair warning, it WILL make you want to plan a vacation. Below is a brief summary followed by my thoughts and recommendation.
The Great Alone: 5 Stars
Kristin Hannah, author of one of my favorite novels, The Nightingale has written another exceptional novel, The Great Alone. An emotionally compelling story of a young girl subject to the decisions of an unstable family and her will to survive. Read on for a brief summary along with my personal thoughts and recommendation for this novel.
The Good Sister: 4 Stars
Fair warning, The Good Sister by Wendy Corsi Staub is a chilling psychological thriller that could be unsettling for some readers. There is teen bullying, murder, and child abuse. I'd highly recommend being prepared for all of this before reading. Having said that, below is a brief summary of the novel followed by my overall thoughts and recommendation.