In a series of interlocked stories Louise Farmer Smith, the author of ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF MARRIAGE, pierces the myths through four generations of one American family’s mismatched marriages–the teenage girl lifted out of the hunger and chaos that followed the Civil War; the suicidal wife isolated on the Oklahoma prairie; the china painter whose husband cannot make a living; and her daughter who dreamed of luxury. Dark? Yes, but full of humor too. These six stories move backward in time to search out the influences on the next generation–the standards, prejudices, and overheard conversations that they forget but carry with them when they choose a spouse.
This novel in stories is a practical pre-history of the momentum leading to women’s liberation. It is a substantial addition to the social history of American women. Thoroughly researched the stories compellingly paint the settings of post-Civil War pioneer life and the female-dominated 40s, with the men at war. Continue reading “#BookReview: One Hundred Years of Marriage”
Would You Give Up Everything For Love?
The Pride has made many sacrifices in the name of love and loyalty, but none compare to the ones they face now.
Regina fully embraced the Tau lifestyle to bring her family closer together, yet now it is driving a deeper wedge between her, Harry and Cole. How can she offer the rest of her family the security they need when her own foundation is threatened?
In the most tumultuous adventure yet, Regina and the Pride face an enemy determined to shatter the thin veil separating the Innocents from the supernaturals. Regina realizes her mission is much bigger than defending her family and the land they’ve pledged their lives to.
In order to save the Pride, Regina is forced to choose the ultimate sacrifice—her life to save the others—but is it enough? Continue reading “#BookReview: Tau’s Pride: Sacrifice”
Poring over a dusty hatbox of photographs in her grandmother’s closet, Emily Prentice is shocked to discover her father was married to his high school sweetheart before meeting her mother.
In the summer of 1968, Jack and Libbie fall in love under the spell of their small town, untouched by the chaos of the late sixties. Though Libbie’s well-to-do parents disapprove of Jack’s humble family and his aspiration to become a mechanic, she marries Jack a year after they graduate high school. But soon their happiness crumbles as Libbie’s mental state unravels and she is drawn to alcohol and drugs. Despite his efforts to help her, Jack loses the woman he loves and is forced to move on with his life.
Now that Emily’s mother has passed away, Jack is alone again, and Emily grows obsessed with the beautiful woman who had given her father such joy. Determined to find Libbie, Emily pieces together the couple’s fragmented past. But is it too late for happy endings? Continue reading “#BookReview: Finding Libbie”
The JackholeS are back…
In the explosive ending to Faith and Kill’s roller coaster love story, Faith has finally surrendered to the inevitable conclusion that she was meant for Kill.
Her acceptance came at the perfect time, because the JackholeS are on their way to LA to record their chart-breaking album.
But LA and their burgeoning fame comes with another set of obstacles.
With a bitchy label representative hellbent on tearing them apart, a twitchy assistant who does more harm than good, and Kill’s mysterious phone calls he refuses to ignore, nothing is what it seems.
Can the JackholeS keep their family safe while rising to stardom?
Can Faith prove Kill owns her trust before it’s too late?
And the one person who can tear them apart could be lurking close by…. Continue reading “#BookReview: Becoming Faith”
Chasing Icon, the world’s slickest art thief, was the most seductive thrill of London art investigator Zara Leighton’s career…until the clues led her to the man who holds command of her body and heart, Tobias Wilder, an American billionaire with charisma to spare. Her duty to capture him is complicated by the intensity of their passion. Her will to end their connection is tinted with red-hot need to never let him go.
Tobias’s heists are about more than money and ego. His plot to orchestrate the perfect deception in Los Angeles is destiny. No one—not even Zara—knows the depths of his motivation. And no one suspects the truth behind a single artifact that holds the secrets to an entire civilization. Forced to deny one calling to satisfy another, he knows something must be sacrificed: his code of honor or his loyalty to Zara.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
**POSSIBLE SPOILERS** Please read book one before continuing. I really try to never give spoilers but the review in itself is a spoiler being that its book two. Continue reading “#BookReview: The Game by Vanessa Fewings (Book 2, ICON series)”