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    ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  CHICK-LIT,  CONTEMPORARY,  FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  ROMANCE,  WOMEN'S FICTION

    YOU AND ME ON VACATION BY EMILY HENRY | BOOK REVIEW

    You And Me on Vacation by Emily Henry is my new favorite romance and I have been chasing after this exact feeling for some time now. It's a second chance friends-to-lovers romance. Poppy and Alex are the exact opposites and did not like each other on their first meeting. To say it was awkward and tense would be an understatement. Despite the rocky start the two of them end up taking a trip back home together and realize they might have been too hasty in forming their opinions on each other. Poppy is eccentric, fun, quirky, and outgoing and Alex is the quiet guy who prefers to stay indoors and…

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    WAITING TO BEGIN BY AMANDA PROWSE | BOOK REVIEW

    Waiting To Begin by Amanda prose is a women's fiction. It tells the story of Bessie and her journey in dual timelines. One timeline is set in the present, and the other is set in 1984 featuring a young sixteen-year-old Bessie. At sixteen Bessie is full of life, excited for her future, and full of plans. But life had other plans and takes her down with events that derail her whole life. Her dreams are shattered, and she finds herself retreating because of the shame, and hopelessness the events brought forward. During the present, Bessie at 53 is struggling to find contentment or happiness in life. She feels run over…

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    THIRTEEN (EDDIE FLYNN #4) BY STEVE CAVANAGH | BOOK REVIEW

    Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh is a legal thriller, courtroom drama, and murder mystery all rolled into an exceptionally clever story. The synopsis mentioned serial killers and I was invested. I have read a couple of serial killer stories and have enjoyed them a lot. All of them were thrillers and had the investigative angle to them. This one is not that different either. We follow two POVs one of an ex-con turned defense lawyer Eddie Flynn and the other of Kane, the serial killer.

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    A TIME OF PROPHECY (THE OUTLANDS PENTALOGY #5) BY REBECCA CRUNDEN | BOOK REVIEW

    A Time Of Prophecy is the final book in The Outlands Pentalogy. When I say I adore this series and I am in love with most of the characters, I am not even exaggerating. I was putting off reading this one because I was scared and didn't know if my heart was capable of handling any more pain. These books have wrecked me and I mean that in the best way possible. I loved my experience of all the books in the series and this one did not disappoint either. I had high hopes and Rebecca delivered!! Now that I have gushed let's get to the review. The Kingdom is…

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    ANCHORED HEART (KEYS TO LOVE #2) BY PRISCILLA OLIVERAS | BOOK REVIEW

    Anchored Hearts is the second book in the Keys To Love series from Priscilla Oliveras. This is the story of Luis's sister Anamaría's story. We follow Anamaría and Alejandro in this second chance romance story. Alejandro didn't want to return to Key West after the way he left the island. His family is at odds with him and his ex-girlfriend, the girl who haunts him is also there. But circumstances force him to go back home and live in his family home. The Cuban family is just as chaotic and in your business as he left them. Anamaría has only just started to pick up herself from the rut she…

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    THE IMPOSTER BY ANNA WHARTON | BOOK REVIEW

    The Imposter by Anna Wharton is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a young woman Chloe. Chloe works as a newspaper archivist and cares for her nan. Her life has become difficult with her nan starting to forget her present and seems to be stuck in her past. While things might be difficult at home, Chloe enjoys her work and loves reading about different people's lives as she collects the newspaper clippings. One story, in particular, catches her eye and she seems to have trouble letting go of the story. She starts to get obsessed over the story and goes on to make decisions to uncover the truth…

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    WARTIME WITH THE CORNISH GIRLS BY BETTY WALKER | BOOK REVIEW

    Wartime With The Cornish Girls by Betty Walker is a heartwarming and uplifting historical fiction that centers around three women who come together through certain events in their lives. Germany is bombing London and during the 1940s a war is being fought even in the rural areas. Violet has lost her sister to one of the bombings and her brother-in-law is MIA. She does not want her nieces to be in danger and so she takes them to Cornwall to Violet's aunt's farm. Hazel is working at a secret military base in Porthcurno trying to keep her home together while her son is acting out because of the absence of…

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    SUPER-WOMEN BY JANINA SCARLET | BOOK REVIEW

    Super-Women by Janina Scarlet is a self-help book for women who are trying to overcome their anxiety, trauma, and depression. The struggle is real for most women and the constant battle to overcome these emotions is not an easy job. Janina Scarlet has crafted a Superhero therapy that is focused on providing women with the necessary tools to combat the resurfacing issues. Using the different tools, you will learn to explore the different emotions and experiences. You are taught to process them and accept them by using self-compassion and mindfulness. The technique involves as the name suggests building your own Superhero story. You re-write your own origin story and find…

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    THE DEMON OF THE WELL BY JAMES B. HENDRICKS | BOOK REVIEW

    A disastrous drought has befallen an oasis town on the Old Silk Roads. The townsfolks are living in fear and worry for their lives. The townspeople notice an old trader being immensely distressed as each day goes on. They keep asking him and finally, he confides his secret. He fears he is responsible for the evil things happening to their town and wants to fix it. He then goes on to tell his story to the young men of the town. It talks of times back in the day, during the civil war, trading missions through the desert, a treasure of mystic powers, the plan to acquire it, and the…

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    READ BETTER FASTER BY DEBBIE DRUM | BOOK REVIEW

    I remember seeing this title on TCK publisher's website and thought to myself that this would be a great book to add to my TBR, as I am a voracious reader and would love to increase my reading speed without losing my comprehension. I have tried a few techniques in speed reading to see if it works for me, and some that worked better than the others. While the methods discussed are quite similar from program to program, it's always important to keep in mind that not every solution might work for us, and trying out different things to get the ultimate technique that works for us is the key.…