A Nearly Normal Family

4/5 stars The Sandell family seem perfectly normal. Stella is a typical teenager eager for exploration and independence. Stella’s mother is a hardworking lawyer. Stella’s father is a well-known pastor. Their lives get turned around when Stella is arrested for the murder of a 32-year-old man. The Sandel family soon learns just how far they’ll … More A Nearly Normal Family

You’ve Been Volunteered

4/5 stars Jen Dixon is back! Gone are the kindergarten days… she’s now the class mom for third grade! A lot has happened since we last saw Jen, but what hasn’t changed is the snark and charm that (almost) all of her fellow parents love.  After reading Class Mom, I immediately picked up this sequel. … More You’ve Been Volunteered

If Only I Could Tell You

5/5 stars Jess and Lily are sisters who haven’t spoken in three decades. Their mother, Audrey, doesn’t know why, but her biggest hope is that they will make amends and reunite. It would be even better if her two teenage granddaughters could meet and they could be a proper family. As Audrey does her best … More If Only I Could Tell You

Class Mom

4/5 stars Jen Dixon — an atypical mom and wacky class mom. After raising her two daughters, she’s now considered an expert of kindergarten and naturally, the perfect choice to be class mom for her son’s kindergarten class. She stirs thins up with her unique emails and quirky personality all while dealing with every type … More Class Mom

Royal Holiday

5/5 stars Vivian has never been to England, but when her daughter invites her to go over Christmas, she can’t refuse. She never imagined she would be staying with a duke and duchess nor did she predict she would possibly-maybe have a holiday fling with the private secretary to the Queen of England! Jasmine Guillory … More Royal Holiday

Polite Society

3.5/5 stars This was a modern reimagining of Jane Austen’s Emma that was reminiscent of Crazy Rich Asians. Ania seemed to have it all together. Living in Delhi, she loved meddling and playing matchmaker to her friends and family. This was a complex and sometimes funny story about Ania’s journey through self-discovery and happiness. I … More Polite Society

Separation Anxiety

4/5 stars Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins Publishers for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Judy’s life is not exactly how she planned. Her marriage is failing, her teenage son doesn’t want to talk to her, and her best friend is dying. In an unexpected turn of … More Separation Anxiety

Thirteen

4/5 stars A movie star is charged with murder and a serial killer is on the jury. What could go wrong?  I picked this up unaware that it was #4 in a series. Luckily, I don’t feel like I missed much by starting here. This was moderately paced. I found the beginning to be a … More Thirteen

Christmas Shopaholic

4/5 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have been a big fan of Kinsella’s books and this was no different. I love Becky’s quirky personality and found her questionable decisions comical. This put me in the … More Christmas Shopaholic