The Faraway World: Stories by Patricia Engel

The Faraway World is a collection of ten rich, engaging, compelling short stories about the immigrant's experience. It explores the connections/separation in a disconnected world from one's emotions and identity with their homeland and culture. Universal themes of relationships, love, friendship, trust/betrayal, regret, belonging/acceptance, fear/hopes, grief, trauma, and class, are woven in. “Sometimes love hits… Continue reading The Faraway World: Stories by Patricia Engel

I Have No Shelf Control: Books I added In January and February

I had more self-control adding books to my shelves while trying to gain a little control of them in January and thought I had a handle now on my NetGalley unread shelves. Then in February, I lost all control and went on a booklet shopping spree, downloading and requesting spree, and lost control of all… Continue reading I Have No Shelf Control: Books I added In January and February

Winter Reading: Chilling Books on my Unread Shelf

The snow is falling here again in my neck of the woods, and when it snows, I am not going anywhere. So again, I am reaching for those chilling books that offer more chills than the weather outside. The Kind Worth Killing (Henry Kimball / Lily Kintner #1) by Peter Swanson With the pub date coming… Continue reading Winter Reading: Chilling Books on my Unread Shelf

Thrill of the Week: Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier

What is going on between the covers Paris Peralta, married to a celebrity, has tried to keep a low profile and stay in the shadows of her famous husband. She is worried someone will recognize her and expose her dark past. Pairs has secrets she wants to be kept buried, but after she is found… Continue reading Thrill of the Week: Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

Now that is my kind of romance story, and I loved everything about it. Romance is really dead here. Ashley Poston shows us a different side to romance, the more practical side, the kind that isn't all about being charming, sweet, enduring, and perfect, making this the ideal romance for this non-romantic. What is going… Continue reading The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston