Book Reviews

Book reviews are my favorite part of book blogging! I love sharing my thoughts on books, both new and old. Whether it’s historical fiction, witchy reads, literary fiction, or magical realism, chances are you’ll find a book to add to your reading list in the book reviews below!

Hello Beautiful: Book Review

Hello Beautiful: Book Review

By Carlie | August 22, 2023

Unearth the complexities of familial ties and bittersweet love in Hello Beautiful, a riveting, character-driven literary fiction novel that brings family drama and heartrending romance to life. Discover a narrative rich in raw emotion and profound characters that will leave you thinking, long after you’ve turned the last page. Through this character-driven novel, we explore profound truths about love, loss, and the fragility of human connections.

A Shadow in Moscow Book Review

A Shadow in Moscow: Book Review

By Carlie | August 21, 2023

Delve deep into the heart of the Cold War with the riveting historical fiction novel, ‘A Shadow in Moscow’. This gripping, action-packed tale masterfully intertwines family secrets, spycraft, and espionage in a compelling narrative that unfolds at a relentless pace. Prepare to be enthralled by this thrilling account drawn from the darkest corridors of history.

The Celebrants: Book Review

The Celebrants: Book Review

By Carlie | August 21, 2023

Delve into a raw and gripping journey of love and loss in this review of ‘The Celebrants’, a tour de force in contemporary fiction. This beautifully written friendship story explores the profound realms of grief, offering a powerful testament to human resilience and the power of connection. A masterclass in storytelling, ‘The Celebrants’ might just be the emotional catharsis you need.

The Flight Girls Book Review

The Flight Girls: Book Review

By Carlie | August 21, 2023

Dive into the riveting pages of “The Flight Girls”, a remarkable WWII novel shining a light on the often overlooked courage of women in service. Experience the thrill of aerial adventures and heart-pounding homefront action through masterful storytelling. This engaging read gives a voice to heroic female pilots, navigating both the skies and societal norms of the time. A vivid depiction of bravery, resilience, and unity.

Strangers in the Night: Book Review

Strangers in the Night: Book Review

By Carlie | August 21, 2023

Step back in time with this riveting historical fiction novel that transports you right into the heart of Old Hollywood. Immerse yourself in an era of glitz, glamour, and unforgettable love story of Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner. Get swept off your feet by a sexy romance that encapsulates the allure and enchantment of the golden age. Superb storytelling and lustful narratives bring Hollywood’s bygone days to life in this new historical romance.

The Diamond Eye: Book Review

The Diamond Eye: Book Review

By Carlie | August 14, 2023

Dive into the thrilling story of a deadly female sniper in Kate Quinn’s The Diamond Eye. This riveting WWII novel takes you to the heart of the battlefield through the eyes of a fearless female soldier. It’s fast-paced, action-packed, must-read historical fiction. Click to read a full review of this unforgettable tale.

Carrie Soto is Back Book Review

Carrie Soto Is Back: Book Review

By Carlie | August 14, 2023

Dive deep into an enthralling tale of determination and resilience with Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel, Carrie Soto is Back, a compelling blend of women’s fiction and powerful drama. Retired tennis superstar Carrie stages a massive comeback, stirring emotions and making waves in the sporting world. This gripping novel has is an especially captivating audiobook, immersing listeners in every serve, setback and triumph of Soto’s emotional journey.

California Golden Book Review

California Golden: Book Review

By Carlie | August 14, 2023

Delve into an era of sun-kissed landscapes and maverick female wave riders in California Golden, a new women’s fiction novel from Melanie Benjamin. Dip your toes in the 1960s Southern California surf culture, experience a powerful family drama about an unbreakable bond between sisters. This riveting tale is as much a love letter to the 1960s, as it is an exploration of familial ties in an era steeped in rebellion and exploration of female roles.

The Winter Orphans: Book Review

The Winter Orphans Book Review

By Carlie | August 13, 2023

Immerse yourself in an emotionally gripping historical adventure as you delve into this WWII novel. Experience the chilling wintery setting, as two brave sisters and their trusted nurse navigate through the horrors of the Holocaust, attempting to escape the clutches of the Nazis. A mesmerizing narrative that perfectly captures the essence of human resilience.

Talking at Night Book Review

Talking at Night: Book Review

By Carlie | August 13, 2023

Embark on a poignant journey through the pages of Talking at Night. This new literary fiction book delves into the raw layers of first love tangled with loss, trauma, and grief. Recommended for readers who enjoy complicated relationships, soulmate romances, and highly emotional reads.