Allie and Bea: A Review

Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde 350 pages Lake Union Publishing.  May 2017 General Fiction. Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward…

Windfall: a review 

Windfall  By Jennifer E. Smith 421 pages May, 2017 Young Adult. Contemporary. Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of…

The Girl Who Knew Too Much: a Review

The Girl Who Knew Too Much Amanda Quick 400 pages May 2017 Mystery. Historical Fiction. Romance When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It’s where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a…

‘Round Midnight: a review

‘Round Midnight by Laura McBride 384 pages May, 2017 Historical Fiction, General Fiction Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting pot metropolis it is today, ‘Round Midnight is the story of four women—one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken,…