• ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  COMEDY / SATIRE / HUMOR,  CONTEMPORARY,  EDELWEISS+,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  HUMOR,  MYTHOLOGY,  WOMEN'S FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : THE ORACLE OF CUMAE BY MELISSA HARDY

    TITLE : AUTHOR : GENRE : Fiction, Historical, Humor FBRC RATING : 3.5 Stars PUBLISHING DATE : 8 Oct 2019 BLURB: On the day she turns ninety-nine, Mariuccia Umbellino calls for a priest so that she might finally confess to someone the secrets she has been living with for seventy-five years. When she was a girl, a band of men appeared at her family’s farm in the wild Sibylline Mountains with orders from the pope to destroy the nearby shrine of the Oracle of Cumae and to thereby end forever the practice of the Old Religion that had persisted in that region since Roman times. Set in early nineteenth-century Italy,…

  • ADULT,  CONTEMPORARY,  FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  WOMEN'S FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : THE SECOND CHANCE SUPPER CLUB BY NICOLE MEIER

    TITLE : The second chance supper club AUTHOR : Nicole Meier GENRE : Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction FBRC RATING : 2.5 stars PUBLISHING DATE : 10 Sept 2019 BLURB: Two estranged sisters reunite in an emotional novel of family, forgiveness, lost hope, and new beginnings. They had a forever bond, until a sudden tragedy thrust them apart. Now, each at a crossroad in her own life, two sisters’ paths are about to intersect. Broadcast journalist Julia Frank has it all: a career, an ambitious fiancé, and the hard-won respect of her peers. Until a ruinous decision destroys her reputation, puts her job at risk, and sends her reeling toward the…

  • ADULT,  BOOK REVIEWS,  BOOK SIRENS,  CONTEMPORARY,  FICTION,  WOMEN'S FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : SECRETS OF THE IN-GROUP BY CAROLYN RE & LORETTA RE

    TITLE : Secrets of the IN-GROUP AUTHORS : Carolyn Re & Loretta Re GENRE : Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction FBRC RATING : 3.5 stars BLURB: Twitter … WhatsApp … Tumblr … Six women in the riverside city of Albury realize that, without social media skills, they’re staring irrelevancy in the face. Their book club won’t cut it any more. It’s time to go virtual. But their decision to plunge into the on-line world brings shocking revelations and unexpected outcomes. Friendships, new and old, are tested and their lives teeter on the edge of collapse. They must navigate a path through the chaos. But who exactly can they trust? A small…