#69

I’m crying as I write this review. This book touched my heart in a way that hasn’t happened in some time.

This historical fiction is about packhorse librarians in the Appalachian Mountains around 1935. But more than that, it is a celebration of love, reading, and female friendship. I absolutely adored it. I have all the feels right now. I’m so sad that the story is over.

#60

This ended up being better than I expected. It’s filled with unlikeable, but interesting, characters. About 30% in, I thought I knew exactly how things were going to unfold, but there ended up being a few unexpected twists. It’s a fast read. Good, but not great. You’ll have to suspend disbelief to get through it. That said, it’s well written, and I’m now interested in checking out the author’s other books.

Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.

#58

3 1/2 stars.

This was very twisty; maybe too twisty. But it was also highly entertaining and kept me wanting to know more. I couldn’t put it down. I’m not quite sure how I feel about the ending, however. It left me feeling somewhat disappointed. Still, this is a good read, and I recommend it to anyone who digs character driven mysteries.

#57

I was so excited to get an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

This started off as kind of dull for me. I kept thinking: why do I care? All of the characters are rather unlikeable, which doesn’t help. BUT…the last half really picked up, and all the pieces started falling together. Suddenly, I couldn’t stop reading!! The last 25% was super twisty and fast paced. Don’t give up if it seems slow at first. It’s worth riding it out. Recommended!

#50

This was so much better than I expected. Molly Ringwald can write! This book is made up of interconnected short stories that deal with issues of infidelity, infertility, and familial estrangement, among others. I related to so much of it, and it gave me insights into some difficult issues. The chapter entitled When It Happens To You is a killer.

Highly recommended.

I just bought her other book, Getting The Pretty Back, described as:

Yep. Next up!!