The Mother-In-Law

4/5 stars This was originally published in Spring 2019, but St. Martin’s Press was kind enough to send me a copy ahead of the paperback release in exchange for an honest review.  Lucy always struggled for her mother-in-law’s approval. She knew Diana may never consider her worthy, but Lucy tried her hardest anyways. A shocking … More The Mother-In-Law

A Woman Is No Man

5/5 stars This is a powerful read that follows three generations of Palestinian women in America. In 1990, Isra struggles to please her mother-in-law, Fareeda. 20 years later Deya, Isra’s daughter, struggles to do the same while confronting her own identity of being a woman in America.  This was a moving and heavy read. I … More A Woman Is No Man

The Twin

3/5 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Children’s for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Ivy isn’t going crazy. She just can’t convince anyone of that. Ever since her mother died, things have been odd. Ivy’s twin sister, Iris, comes to live with them when mysterious … More The Twin

P.S. I Still Love You

5/5 stars Lara Jean survived her secret love letters being sent out and a fake relationship. The next challenge? Being in a real relationship. She seems to have the hang of things until another boy from her past shows up. Now, she needs to sort out her feelings for two guys.  Han does it again … More P.S. I Still Love You

Dear Wife

3/5 stars Sabine is missing. No one knows where she is, but it’s clear she needs to get away from a troubled marriage. Meanwhile, Beth is running for her life. As we follow Beth’s escape and the search for Sabine, truths are slowly revealed and we find out just how Sabine and Beth are connected.  … More Dear Wife

Nothing To See Here

5/5 stars Lillian and Madison were unlikely friends at school, but have maintained distant contact in adulthood. Suddenly, Madison enlists Lillian’s help to care for Madison’s twin step children. It seems like a typical nannying job except for the fact that the children can spontaneously burst into flames. Lillian must figure out how to care … More Nothing To See Here

Red at the Bone

5/5 stars Iris was 16 when she became pregnant with Melody. Her coming of age ceremony never happened. Now Melody is 16 and preparing for her own ceremony while wearing the dress meant for her mother. Surrounded by her family, Melody makes her grand entrance and we learn about the successes and tragedies of this … More Red at the Bone

With the Fire on High

5/5 stars Emoni Santiago has been working hard for her family. As a teen mother from a non-traditional family, she realizes her path may not be as clear as other kids’ her own age. One thing she is sure of is her love for cooking. Her senior year is finally here and although she’s just … More With the Fire on High