Kristin recently enjoyed Red, White & Royal Blue, a charming LGBTQ rom-com that finds America's First Son falling for the Prince of Wales. Here is her review:
Marg recently enjoyed We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker, a emotionally-charged, character-drive drama starring a thirteen-year-old outlaw. Here is her review:
We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker is an emotionally charged drama which is part mystery/thriller and part coming of age tale full of heart, soul, and humor.
Kristin recently enjoyed Empire of Wild, a compelling genre-bending novel by Governor General Literary Award winner Cherie Dimaline. Here is her review:
Kelly recently read Crossroads: My Story of Tragedy and Resilience as a Humboldt Bronco by Kaleb Dahlgren, a "stunning book from one of the thirteen survivors of the Humboldt Bronco’s bus crash that killed sixteen in 2018". She describes it as "an incredible book of survival, recovery, and resilience from a horrific tragedy." Here is her full review:
Karen recently enjoyed A Waterfront Wedding by Leigh Duncan, a gentle romance that is available on-demand in audiobook format via Hoopla. Here is her review:
Evelyn is filling in for her cousin, running The Captain’s Cottage, the premier wedding venue in Heart’s Landing, and her childhood friend and old flame, Ryan, has recently renovated the town’s old boatworks into a beautiful, brand new wedding spot. Now the two are competing for who will host the couple who are the winners of the “Wedding in a Week” contest, run by a well know bridal magazine.
Marg recently enjoyed the new psychological thriller Stolen Sisters by Louise Jensen, a dual timeline rollercoaster ride. Here is her review:
Twenty years ago tragedy strikes the Sinclair family when siblings Leah, Marie and Carly are abducted from the backyard of their house while thirteen year old Carly is left in charge. The trauma they endure in the days to follow will shape their lives for years to come.
Patricia recently enjoyed Patti Callahan’s Surviving Savannah, a historical novel centered on the Steamship Pulaski disaster in the 1830s. Here is her review:
If historical fiction or stories with a dual time line are of interest to you then Surviving Savannah just might be a book you should add to your to be read pile.
Kelly recently enjoyed Writer's Trust finalist Through the Garden. It's a moving memoir about poet Lorna Crozier's long relationship with fellow poet Patrick Lane. Here is Kelly's review:
Kristin recently enjoyed Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley, a debut Young Adult novel that takes on an adolescent's quest for identity. Here's Kristin's review:
Jennifer recently enjoyed The Library of Legends by Janie Chang, one of the ten titles in contention for the 2021 OLA Evergreen Award. Check out her review:
In this charming tale of hope amidst war, Chang interweaves historical accounts of the Sino-Japanese war (the Asian theatre of war in WWII) with magical realism. She blends the wartime exodus of Chinese university students safeguarding literary treasures with the mythical departure of legendary deities. The story underscores how the war changes China forever.