Archives for August 7, 2016

** Book Review ** FAMILY TREE by Susan Wiggs

Family Tree

4 1/2 STARS!

A touching story about surviving the unexpected and learning to live again!  I really enjoyed the characters and the plot of this book … highly recommend you read it.  The only thing I wasn’t overly fond of was the going back and forth between the present and the past every other chapter or so for much of the book.

Annie Rush has it all! … or so it seems … a handsome husband, her dream job producing her own TV show in LA and her first baby on the way … and in the blink of an eye it’s gone.  She wakes up in a hospital setting, clueless as to what has happened or why she’s there, unable to talk or move the way she should be able to … and is told that she’s lost a year of her life.  As Annie starts a long road to recovering herself and her life, she learns that time isn’t all that she lost.

She cocoons herself with her family in Switchback, Vermont remembering her life there on the maple tree farm that generations before her had cultivated.  She reconnects with old friends, an old beau, and with the person she used to be and lost on the road to her success.  When she picks back up her passion for cooking and producing, she is faced with new opportunities and a new life on the horizon.  Will she choose to walk away from home again?

ARC receive via Edelweiss

** Book Review ** THE BEST FRIEND BARGAIN by Robin Bielman

The Best Friend Bargain


A quirky friends-to-lovers romance that will have you smiling!

Olivia Lincoln has gotten herself into quite a predicament this time .. and she needs the help of her best friend Danny to get out of it!  She knows Danny will help her, because he’s always been her go to guy … that’s all it is … right?

Danny Ellis likes having a good time and enjoying life, but he decided long ago that settling down and having a family will not be in the cards for him.  Imagine his surprise when Liv comes to visit and announces to the town gossip that they are engaged and having a baby!

What starts out as a favor for a friend turns serious quickly when attractions that aren’t supposed to be there get out of control.  Best friends forever … right?

ARC received via Publisher