All I Want for Christmas by Joanna Bolouri – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads What if the love of your life was your best friend's girlfriend, and you were the one that set them up? When Nick loses his job and is dumped by his glamorous but demanding girlfriend, he is forced to grudgingly accept work as a Santa at a local Christmas grotto. As his … Continue reading All I Want for Christmas by Joanna Bolouri – eARC Book Review

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box. But when the … Continue reading The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – eARC Book Review

Quilaq by Rebecca Burns – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Stokeland. It sits at a fork between two roads, one a thick, commercial highway bedeviled by ice for ninety percent of the year; the other a stripped, frozen weave of a road, impassable for ten months out of twelve and huddled beneath wedges of brilliant white snow. It is a wonder that … Continue reading Quilaq by Rebecca Burns – eARC Book Review

We All Die in the End: Scenes from a Small Town by Elizabeth Merry – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Amazon This is a diverse collection of interlinked stories set in a small, seaside town in Ireland. Some of them verge on the macabre; others deal with abusive relationships and many of them are grim. But there is humour here too - although it is dark humour. The following excerpts are just a … Continue reading We All Die in the End: Scenes from a Small Town by Elizabeth Merry – eARC Book Review

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Hiram Walker is born into bondage on a Virginia plantation. But he is also born gifted with a mysterious power that he won't discover until he is almost a man, when he risks everything for a chance to escape. One fateful decision will carry him away from his makeshift plantation family - … Continue reading The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates – eARC Book Review

Goodreads Monday (05/10/2020)

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it! This week’s book: Dracula by Bram Stoker BLURB FROM GOODREADS: When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count … Continue reading Goodreads Monday (05/10/2020)

Magic Lessons: A Prequel to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman comes the origin story of her beloved novel and basis for the cult classic film Practical Magic—taking us on a captivating journey to the Salem witch trials, featuring the indomitable matriarch of the Owens family, Maria. It’s no secret that love has plagued the Owens family for … Continue reading Magic Lessons: A Prequel to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman – eARC Book Review

The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads In some territories this book is being published under the title 'A Girl is a Body of Water' A powerful feminist rendition of Ugandan origin tales, The First Woman tells the story of Kirabo, the equivalent of Eve in Ugandan mythology. Smart, headstrong, and flawed, Kirabo is raised by doting grandparents in … Continue reading The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – eARC Book Review

Home Stretch by Graham Norton – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads It is 1987 and a small Irish community is preparing for the wedding of two of its young inhabitants. They're barely adults, not so long out of school and still part of the same set of friends they've grown up with. As the friends head home from the beach that last night … Continue reading Home Stretch by Graham Norton – eARC Book Review

The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Freya Fuller is estranged from her parents and has been following her childhood dream of becoming a gardener ever since. When an opportunity to design a winter garden opens up at a Victorian property in Nightingale Square, Freya jumps at the chance to make a fresh start. But while the majority of … Continue reading The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain – eARC Book Review