Book Review: Saving Each Other by Stacy Mitchell

Title: Saving Each Other

Author: Stacy Mitchell

Publication Date: August 4, 2017

Rating: 5 Stars=Non-stop Page Turner

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Saving Each Other has a different twist on the boy meets girl story structure.

Ean Montgomery and Dani Adams are two individuals who know nothing about each other yet both are dealing with tragedy in their lives. They are introduced through a grief counselor but only know each other by pseudo names. They can only communicate through text, which for a year helps them support each other through their grief.

This contemporary romance with its expression of loss, grief and friendship was touching. It was the first book in a while that I have read with tissue beside me. The way Ean and Dani support each other in the story is beautiful and more so because they begin to learn alot about each other. The twists were unsuspected and the author did a wonderful job building the anticipation to see if these two characters will ever meet. I recommend Saving Each Other to those who love romance.

*This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.


Book Review: Heaven Adjacent by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Title: Heaven Adjacent

Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde

Publication Date: June 19, 2018

Rating: 3 Stars=Okay Page Turner

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Heaven Adjacent is a woman fiction book about a woman seeking peace after losing her best friend and business partner. Rosanna hits the road not telling a soul and finds a small farm. She believes this place will provide the peace she seeks. It seems her little hideaway has other plans.

I really connected with Rosanna’s character with her determination to get away from everyone and everything. I could understand her running away but in doing so she ruined some relationships. I appreciated the author’s descriptions of the farm and how Rosanna had to adjust to her new environment.

The only issue I found was the story jumped from before and after Rosanna moved. The back and forth distracted me from the story and some of the characters. It also made me loose interest at times. It didn’t bother me that it was told in third person because there was several characters. Overall even though it wasn’t my favorite book by this author it won’t stop me from reading more of her work. I recommend this book to those who love women fiction.

*This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes only.


Book Review: The Cottages on Silver Beach by RaeAnne Thayne

Title: The Cottages on Silver Beach

Author: RaeAnne Thayne

Publication Date: June 19, 2018

Genre: Romance

Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

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The Cottages on Silver Beach is a romance about an innkeeper, a FBI agent and a seven-year old disappearance that hasn’t been solved. Elliott is a suspended FBI agent and novelist working on a new project. Megan is an innkeeper taking care of the family business while being a guardian for her brother’s children. When an old school mate checks into her cottages old memories resurface.

This book was well-written and in both main characters voices. The story being told from their point of view helped me connect to their characters. It also helped me digest the story especially when Megan and Elliott took the trip to Hope’s Crossing to investigate the disappearance of Megan’s sister-in-law. I liked the fact this two characters have a history that isn’t all that great but their attraction to each other can’t be ignored. Having them take the trip gave enough time for both to get to really know each other again and set me up for an unsuspected reveal.

I believe the secondary characters where a compliment to the storyline. I also loved the hint of mystery which doesn’t overpower the plot. As far as the characters, I connected to Elliott’s writing and investigative side and Megan’s take care of others and independent nature. This was a wonderful story about forgiveness, finding the truth, redemption and love. I love the author’s writing style, her detail to the characters and her skills with describing areas that make you feel like you are there. I recommend this book to lovers of romance and women fiction.

*This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes only.


Book Review: Touched by You by Elle Wright

Title: Touched by You

Author: Elle Wright

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: May 29, 2018

Rating: 5 Stars=Non-Stop Page Turner

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One powerful family, one secret, a newcomer and a reveal makes for entertaining book drama.

The Wells are a prominent family in Michigan but Brooklyn Wells doesn’t want anything to do with it. She likes a more care for your community lifestyle, which is why she chose to be a social worker. Brooklyn’s father, Parker has plans for his family and his daughter and son have to play their part for it to work. When Brooklyn refuses, her father takes drastic measures to make her do what he wants. Brooklyn turns to her brother, Parker Jr. for help but ends up finding it with a different source.

Carter Marshall is taking his second chance after a tragic loss hits close to home. He moves to Michigan for a contractual job with Wellspring Water Corporation, believing the change in scenery will do him some good. Carter wasn’t expecting to run into a sassy woman who challenges him in a good way. After meeting Brooklyn, Carter sees their connection and thinks she may just change his life.

Touched by You is a story about secrets, betrayal, family and love. It is the secrets and betrayal that causes the Wells to take a closer look at themselves. It is also about two people finding each other at the right time. I was so invested in these characters from chapter one. They were well-developed within a crafted story line, which kept me turning pages and anticipating what the siblings would do. I couldn’t believe I was at the end of the book because I wanted more of Brooklyn and Carter. The Wells remind me of a modern version of Dynasty. This is a book readers want to read especially lovers of romance.

This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes only.