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Himself by Jess Kidd

Himself by Jess Kidd

Not quite sure what I was getting into with this debut offering (and newly released in the US) title from Jess Kidd: I was drawn in with the lovely introduction and the potential for so much more in this novel, set in Ireland. Please read on for my review and an excerpt from Read more of this post

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

The Enemies of Versailles: The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy #3 by Sally Christie

The Enemies of Versailles: The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy #3 by Sally Christie

Sally Christie returns to the blog today with the final Installment in The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy, the story of the court and controversy in the French court of Louis XV. In addition to the review, you can check out the tour stops to see what other readers thought, read an excerpt and enter the tour-wide giveaway to win one of five (5) print copies of THE ENEMIES OF VERSAILLES (US Only) Read more of this post

The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson by Nancy Peacock

The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson by Nancy Peacock

Obsession with perspective, I have it. I’m always looking for new and different angles that present a story with fresh (to me) eyes. Nancy Peacock has created such a story with this new release, from the perspective of a former slave as he retells his story as he waits for his execution.  Please read on for my review and an excerpt from Read more of this post

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Bad Girlz by Shannon Holmes

Bad Girlz by Shannon Holmes

A book that has been in my ‘pile’ for a while, just waiting to be listened to. For me, delving into stories that feature the underdogs in life, the seamier side of things and the struggles to just stay afloat require the right frame of mind to get into them. Shannon Holmes heads to Philadelphia – the parts that aren’t on the tourist maps with

Bad Girlz

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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Unteachable by Leah Raeder

Unteachable by Leah Raeder

I knew going in that this book had great buzz. Raves for Leah Raeder’s writing and her ability to hold on to the honest portrayals of situations that are controversial and more often found in headlines with the appropriate amount of censure and judgment.  And yes, the relationship at the center of this story is uncomfortable, but uniquely honest and developed with emotion and the insight of remove, even as you can’t help but empathize with the protagonist.

Unteachable

Maise has had an interesting life: her mother is desperately in need of rehab and Maise has been more parent than child for most of her eighteen years. With the attitude born from her ability to fend for herself, yet not quite adult enough to make the best decisions, Read more of this post