The summer of Sunshine & Margot

The summer of Sunshine & Margot Book Cover

Another quick and quirky read by Susan Mallery. "Mallery blends the friend-and-family relationships and self-actualization focus common to women's fiction [with the] happy ending of a contemporary romance, making this an excellent summer read for fans of both genres." This was the quote from Amazon reviews. Two sisters who happen to be twins take on jobs which require they live in their employer's homes. One sister is working with an aging famous actress on social etiquette with royalty while the other sister is a nanny to a single dad while attending college to work towards her degree. This book will have you laughing out loud with some of the situations that the author creates to keep the book interesting. Its a contemporary romance type of book.

The Inn at Rose Harbor

The Inn at Rose Harbor Book Cover

I am a Debbie Macomber super fan. The Rose Harbor Series has been my favorite out of all of the books I have read so far. The series is a follow up of the longer Cedar Cove series, but this is not necessary to read that series first! In the first book, The Inn at Rose Harbor, we meet Jo Marie Barlow who is seeking comfort from losing her husband. She purchased the bed and breakfast with her inheritance money (and named it after her husband) in a small town after living in Seattle for years. Rose Marie soon finds that the inn not only brings peace to her but to others that stay there. Each book features new guests staying at the inn and their stories. I hope you enjoy Cedar Cove, Jo Marie, and the small town / family dramas and love that I was drawn to in this fast paced, light five book series.

Cinnamon and gunpowder

Cinnamon and gunpowder Book Cover

Funny, adventurous, odd, dark; hard to put this one in a box which is why you should read it. A humorous tale about a female pirate’s adventures told through the eyes of her captive, a rather timid chef.

Green Book

Green Book Book Cover

This movie is worth every award it has received! It truly takes you on a journey, and you fall in love with the characters. Incredible acting, directing, and screenplay. An absolute must watch!!!

The A list : an Ali Reynolds mystery

The A list : an Ali Reynolds mystery Book Cover

This book features Ali Reynolds, a former news broadcaster in California, who happens to be on "The A List" or Annihilation list of a convicted killer. This is a list of five people that the character of Dr. Edward Gilchrist wants dead from putting him in prison for life. J.A. Jance has done it again by providing the reader with a great mystery within a mystery concerning Ali, the main character.

Where the crawdads sing

Where the crawdads sing Book Cover

Author Delia Owens beautifully incorporates the natural world of the marshes of North Carolina in this story of a young girl abandoned by her family at the age of 7. Known by the town people as the "Marsh Girl", she navigates loneliness and fear by turning to the wildlife surrounding her in the marshes. Watch for the ending twist.

Southern Lady Code : essays

Southern Lady Code : essays Book Cover

This collection of essays is absolutely laugh-out-loud hysterical. Southerners will get a special kick out of this one. I rate this book four pecan pies and one Lilly Pulitzer dress!

Counting by 7s

Counting by 7s Book Cover

Sierra Wilson's review of this book nailed it. Willow Chance is a 12 year old genius who is obsessed with the number 7, plants, and diagnosing medical conditions of those she meets. After her parents are killed in a car accident her comfort level is shattered and she forms bonds with the most unlikely characters. However, like "Willows beloved plants ,these are people putting down new roots and rising towards the sun." An excellent read for all ages.

War of the whales : a true story

War of the whales : a true story Book Cover

This book reads like fiction, but is the true tale of the struggle between the marine ecosystem and the US Navy. Perplexed by continuous mass-strandings of whales, a marine biologist searches for the cause. What he finds turns out to be a much bigger battle than he ever anticipated. This thrilling book tells the story of the fight to protect these gentle giants, and the difficulties faced when the primary foe is the US Armed Forces.

The Prince and the Dressmaker

The Prince and the Dressmaker Book Cover

This is a beautifully illustrated and written story about Prince Sebastian, who likes to wear daring dresses! His parents are looking to find him a bride, while he is busy hiding his secret life from everyone. A great fairy tale with a twist!