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Tiffani asked me over the summer if I would like to read her debut novel.  I read the synopsis and decided it sounded like a book that I would enjoy, so I said yes, I would give it a shot.  That was one of the best decisions I made this summer!  This book didn’t read like a debut book.  She was able to keep me guessing, even when I was pretty sure I figured it out, she kept throwing little things my way to make me think that maybe I was wrong after all.

Silent All These Years is a quick read page turner of a book.  If you are a fan of psycological stories, then you should also give this a shot.  I don’t think you will be disappointed!

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Silent All These Years: A Novel

About Silent All These Years: A Novel

A broken daughter’s search for the truth unwinds a spiraling journey of panic, lust, and murder in this manipulative thriller from debut author T. A. Massa.

Melanie Stewart has just been left ten million dollars by a man she never knew. Should she accept the money? What if it means her mother, Marilyn, who died when she was only three years old, was murdered by the man who left it to her?

Melanie is trapped with crippling anxiety after the loss of her mother at a young age and the fatal stabbing of her fiancé on the night of their engagement.

When she discovers she has been written into the will of Roger Andrews, a name linked to the mysterious death of her mother, Melanie must trudge down a path of buried memories, reliving painful heartache, all while attempting to restart her life and trust a new admirer, Jake Andrews, Roger’s grandson.

Told from the alternating perspectives of Melanie’s investigation and Marilyn’s last weeks leading up to her death, the clues unravel one by one, leaving you guessing until the final climax. Who should Melanie trust? What happened to Marilyn all those years ago?

SILENT ALL THESE YEARS: A Novel is a Standalone Fiction Mystery Suspense Novel.

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Author T. A. Massa

About Author T. A. Massa

Tiffani lives near Austin, TX with her husband, three kids, three dogs, and all her cats. She spends her days helping her husband with his company, running her kids around town, caring for the house, and trying to figure out what to make for dinner.

She is a lover of all stories.

She enjoys reading, writing, blogging, and going to the movies (especially on opening day!). Her background is in marketing and entrepreneurship and she is addicted to learning new things.

She manages a Lifestyle Blog at Pages & Lace covering books, movies, design, style trends, and her favorite products. Check it out today!

Her debut novel, Silent All These Years: A Novel, releases September 13, 2018. She has started her second novel with hopes of publishing in the Fall of 2019.

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Rust & Stardust: a review

IMG_8743Rust & Stardust

By T. Greenwood

August 7, 2018 St. Martin's Press

Review copy provided free 
from St. Martin's Press

When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth’s, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he’s an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute—unless she does as he says.

This chilling novel traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally while the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way.  Goodreads Synopsis

Rust and Stardust has been creating quite a buzz with reviewers. I couldn’t wait to read and form my own opinion, and you guys, the hype is real! This book, while gritty was so beautifully written. I was completly unfamiliar with Sally’s story, and after I finished reading this book, I read a little of the true story details. The author has done a fabulous job creating a fictional work while still staying true to Sally and her story.  When I saw the real picture of Sally on the swing in her dress, I had chills!

Heartbreaking, hopefull and disturbing while being beautiful is what I think when I reflect on this book. Rust and Stardust is going to be one of those books that will stick with me for a very, very long time after reading.

I highly recommend this book for readers prefering anything from true crime to general fiction, men and women.

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for my review.

Rush: a Review

IMG_8704Rush by Lisa Patton

416 pages

Release Date: August 19, 2018





Free review copy courtesy of St. Martin's Press

College days were some of the best times of my life.  Sorority Rush (and living in the house) is what made those days so amazing.  In fact, thanks to my college’s Greek Life, I met my husband….granted I didn’t really talk to him very much those days that we were both in houses right down the street.  But that’s another story for another time.

Reading Rush brought me right back to the Sigma Kappa front door.  SO MUCH of the book was so very accurate and portrayed sorority Rush beautifully.  However, those sections about rush, and sorority craziness were short, it wasn’t the entire book.  This book is so very much more than a story about a bunch of girls pledging a sorority.  It’s Southern fiction at its finest.  It also talks about some pretty contraversial things. There’s a depth to it that was so lovely and so unexpected.

You don’t need to have been in a sorority to appreciate this book.  Yes, flashbacks of bid day will happen, but aren’t necessary to the reading experience.  The detail Lisa Patton writes these scenes gives you just enough information to know what it would feel like to be there.

This book is perfect for fans of Southern fiction, those wanting to relive thier sorority days (or pretend they are rushing right alongside Cali and Ellie) and for fans of The Help (lots of parrallels there)

 

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for sending me a copy to review.  Below is the Goodreads Synopsis to read more about the book.


Set in modern day Oxford, Mississippi, on the Ole Miss campus, bestselling author Lisa Patton’s RUSH is a story about women—from both ends of the social ladder—discovering their voices, courage and empowerment.

When Lilith Whitmore, the well-heeled House Corp President of Alpha Delta Beta, one of the premiere sororities on campus, appoints recent empty-nester Wilda to the Rush Advisory Board, Wilda can hardly believe her luck. What’s more, Lilith suggests their daughters, both incoming freshman, room together. What Wilda doesn’t know is that it’s all part of Lilith’s plan to ensure her own daughter receives an Alpha Delt bid—no matter what.

Cali Watkins possesses all the qualities sororities are looking for in a potential new member. She’s kind and intelligent, makes friends easily, even plans to someday run for governor. But her resume lacks a vital ingredient. Pedigree. Without family money Cali’s chances of sorority membership are already thin, but she has an even bigger problem. If anyone discovers the dark family secrets she’s hiding, she’ll be dropped from Rush in an instant.

For twenty-five years, Miss Pearl—as her “babies” like to call her—has been housekeeper and a second mother to the Alpha Delt girls, even though it reminds her of a painful part of her past she’ll never forget. When an opportunity for promotion arises, it seems a natural fit. But Lilith Whitmore slams her Prada heel down fast, crushing Miss Pearl’s hopes of a better future. When Wilda and the girls find out, they devise a plan destined to change Alpha Delta Beta—and maybe the entire Greek system—forever.

Achingly poignant, yet laugh-out-loud funny, RUSH takes a sharp nuanced look at a centuries-old tradition while exploring the complex, intimate relationships between mothers and daughters and female friends. Brimming with heart and hope for a better tomorrow, RUSH is an uplifting novel universal to us all. Goodreads Synopsis

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“Oh my god. Who is that?”

I get asked this question a lot.

“Oh him?” I reply. “That’s just Ian.”

Just Ian is the biggest understatement of the century. Just the Mona Lisa. Just the Taj Mahal. Just Ian, with his boring ol’ washboard abs and dime-a-dozen dimpled smile.

Just Ian is…just my best friend.

We’re extremely close, stuck so deep inside a Jim-and-Pam-style friendzone everyone at work assumes we’re a couple—that is until one day, word spreads through the teacher’s lounge that he’s single. Fair game. Suddenly, it’s open season on Ian.

He should be reveling in all the newfound attention, but to our mutual surprise, the only attention he seems to want is mine.

He’s turning our formerly innocent nightly chats into X-rated phone calls. Our playful banter sports a new, dangerous edge.

I want to assume he’s playing a prank on me, just pushing my buttons like always—but when Ian lifts me onto the desk in my classroom and slides his hands up my skirt, he doesn’t leave a lot of room for confusion.

I’m a little scared of things going south, of losing my best friend because I can’t keep my hands to myself. So, I’m just going to back away and not return this earth-shattering kiss—oh who am I kidding?!

Goodbye Ian, ol’ buddy, ol’ pal!

Helloooo mister not so nice guy.

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Beautiful Exiles:a Review

Beautiful ExilesIMG_1BD39016D7F2-1

by Meg Waite Clayton

366 pages

Lake Union Publishing. August 1, 2018

Free review copy courtesy of Little Bird Publishing

Key West, 1936. Headstrong, accomplished journalist Martha Gellhorn is confident with words but less so with men when she meets disheveled literary titan Ernest Hemingway in a dive bar. Their friendship—forged over writing, talk, and family dinners—flourishes into something undeniable in Madrid while they’re covering the Spanish Civil War.

Martha reveres him. The very married Hemingway is taken with Martha—her beauty, her ambition, and her fearless spirit. And as Hemingway tells her, the most powerful love stories are always set against the fury of war. The risks are so much greater. They’re made for each other.

With their romance unfolding as they travel the globe, Martha establishes herself as one of the world’s foremost war correspondents, and Hemingway begins the novel that will win him the Nobel Prize for Literature. Beautiful Exiles is a stirring story of lovers and rivals, of the breathless attraction to power and fame, and of one woman—ahead of her time—claiming her own identity from the wreckage of love. Goodreads Synopsis

 

Admittedly, I do not know much about Ernest Hemingway aside from his six toed cat collection thanks to a trip to the Keys in college. I was so excited to read about him, from the perspective of one of his loves.

Beautiful Exiles is written in such a romantic poetic tone, that I can picture Martha thrown into Ernest’s world and worldly travels.  It took a little while for me to get into the book.  The first few chapters grabbed me, and then quickly lost me.  I’m glad I kept up with it though, because it really was a beautiful adventure.

 

Thank you to Little Bird Publicity for sending me a copy of Beautiful Exiles in exchange for my review.

Baby Teeth: a Review

IMG_8143Baby Teeth

by Zoje Stage

320 pages

July 17, 2018

Free Review copy from St. Martin’s Press

 

Meet Hanna.
She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.
Meet Suzette.
She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette’s husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all. Goodreads Synopsis 

 

Baby Teeth felt like a book of many levels to me. There’s the thriller aspect, where Hanna is just terrifting. It fell a little short on the thriller aspect to me. While the thought of your child acting with such hatred to you is horrible, I felt like the things she was doing while channeling her alter-ego came up weak.
There’s also the whole parenting side of the story. Is Hanna acting this way due to environmental factors? Was she crazy? Could she actually be possessed? There were many parts that put the parents under scrutiny by the reader.  We won’t even go into the daddy issues this poor girl had.
All in all, I enjoyed the book. It made you think, yet also was light entertainment. I did have slight issue with the end. Why? Well, I won’t give spoilers so I guess you’ll just have to read it to find out!

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About NOT SO NICE GUY (available August 9th)

“Oh my god. Who is that?”

I get asked this question a lot.

“Oh him?” I reply. “That’s just Ian.”

Just Ian is the biggest understatement of the century. Just the Mona Lisa. Just the Taj Mahal. Just Ian, with his boring ol’ washboard abs and dime-a-dozen dimpled smile.

Just Ian is…just my best friend.

We’re extremely close, stuck so deep inside a Jim-and-Pam-style friendzone everyone at work assumes we’re a couple—that is until one day, word spreads through the teacher’s lounge that he’s single. Fair game. Suddenly, it’s open season on Ian.

He should be reveling in all the newfound attention, but to our mutual surprise, the only attention he seems to want is mine.

He’s turning our formerly innocent nightly chats into X-rated phone calls. Our playful banter sports a new, dangerous edge.

I want to assume he’s playing a prank on me, just pushing my buttons like always—but when Ian lifts me onto the desk in my classroom and slides his hands up my skirt, he doesn’t leave a lot of room for confusion.

I’m a little scared of things going south, of losing my best friend because I can’t keep my hands to myself. So, I’m just going to back away and not return this earth-shattering kiss—oh who am I kidding?!

Goodbye Ian, ol’ buddy, ol’ pal!

Helloooo mister not so nice guy.

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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