Escapist · Family · Fiction · Realistic Fiction · Romance

Among the Lemon Trees by Nadia Marks

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Date: January 2017 My Rating: 4/5 I’d like to thank Macmillan publishing via Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book for review purposes  Much appreciated! Love is the single biggest inspiration in popular culture.  Literature, theatre, art, movies, television…there is no shortage of human fascination with the condition.… Continue reading Among the Lemon Trees by Nadia Marks

African American · Family · Fiction · Magical Realism

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jessmyn Ward

    Date Published: September 2017 Publisher: Simon and Schuster My Rating: 5/5 stars * I would like to thank Simon and Schuster via Netgalley for a free digital copy of this book to review. With dazzling, earthy visual imagery and lilting prose, Jessmyn Ward has created a magical, intricate vision of family bonds and buried… Continue reading Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jessmyn Ward

Crime · Fable · Family · Fiction

Rose and Poe by Jack Todd

Publisher: ECW Press Date Published: October 17. 2017 My Rating: 4/5 stars * Thank you to ECW Press and Goodreads for the advanced copy that made this review possible! In this reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Jack Todd has provided us with a novel about the power of immeasurable love and the frightening consequences of ignorance. Poe was… Continue reading Rose and Poe by Jack Todd

Family · Fiction · Realistic Fiction

Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst

My rating: 5/5 stars ⭐️ Carolyn Parkhurst’s new novel, Harmony, is an enthralling peek at a family struggling to understand their child and sacrificing everything to help her exist peaceably in a world that seems unable to understand or accept her. From the outside, the Hammonds are your typical American family: two loving parents and two… Continue reading Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst