May Reviews


How to Walk Away by Katherine Center CoolCoolHeartHeartThumbs upThumbs up

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center was a pleasant surprise of a read!  I am not sure what I was expecting, other than an interesting read by a newer author to me. What I found was a book full of promise and challenge. The main character was Margaret Jacobsen.  She has been the hard worker; the child who always succeeded.  She went to college, business school and just was within a whisper of the job she wanted and an engagement to a man she loved.  That’s when it happened and her life changed totally. It is then she as she struggles to understand what happened and what the new normal is, that she truly finds what makes her happy.


There are some characters that everyone will love to hate! One you would like to just strangle.  Some you will love, but mostly it is all about Maggie. She is stronger than she thinks and has plenty of gumption!  


How to Walk Away by Katherine Center was a great read!




Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa FosterCoolCoolHeartHeartThumbs upThumbs up

Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster is the third book in the series about called The Whiskey’s.  We are brought back into the Dark Knights Motorcycle Club with the Whiskey family. This novel focuses on Bullet, dark, brooding and rough.  He feels that he is the protector of his family and keeps most people at bay.


Finlay Wilson was hired to help redo Whiskey Bro’s, the biker bar own run by BulletWhiskey.  The whole family was determined that this was the way to go, all that is but Bullet.  He was equally sure that it didn’t need to happen. Especially by some sweet thing like Finlay Wilson, she does not belong in a biker bar.  However, she manages to worm her way into the stomach and hearts of the customers. Bullet is going to fall hard for her, it is just a matter of time.


Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster was a good read!



The Family Gathering by Robyn CarrCoolCoolHeartHeartThumbs upThumbs up

The Family Gathering by Robyn Carr reminds us about how families can find each other even after years apart.  The book brought us Dakota Jones, who moved near his siblings when he was finished with being in the armed forces.  He felt separated from them after leaving home as soon as he could. Sullivan’s Crossing is just the place for him, with other people who are down to earth and accepting of him.  This is the third novel in the Sullivan’s Crossing Series.


The love story between Dakota and Sidney was a slow build up.  Sidney didn’t want anything to do with Dakota, but he was so persistent and persuasive that she realized that she really did like him.  I love how Robyn Carr’s characters are ordinary in a very everyday way. The characters are all people who you would like to be friends with.  I was glad that we were able to catch up with Maggie and Cal with Sully as well as Sierra and Connie.


Families coming together after a difficult childhood and learning the bonds are stronger and more emotionally strong was certainly one of the main themes from Robyn Carr.  The Family Gathering was a great read.




 Summer of the Castle Cafe by Donna AshcroftCoolCoolHeartHeartThumbs upThumbs up



Summer of the Castle Cafe by Donna Ashcroft is a fun light modern romance set in England.  The story’s main character is Alice Appleton had moved to Castle Cove after the death of her mother.  Her mother’s death had left her feeling like she wasn’t accomplishing anything and if she didn’t take some chances her world would never change.  So she is planning a long awaited trip to see her father in Thailand and training for the marathon in Castle Cove.


Jay O’Donnell helps on the rescue squad and is a carpenter hired to come fix the broken cupboard where Alice works.  He is a person who is always saving or helping others and he sets her right off. Slowly, they began to develop a relationship and Alice begins to consider her options… but….


This would be a great summer beach read.  I enjoyed the characters (and hope to revisit some of them again) and the plot line.  It was light yet had some poignant truths mixed in - including as much as you think you know about your parents and their relationship - you really don’t. Summer of the Castle Cafe by Donna Ashcroft was a good read.




The High Tide Club by Mary Kay AndrewsCoolCoolHeartHeartThumbs upThumbs up

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews came out this week!  The book is a great summer read with loads of twists and turns and surprises.  Mary Kay Andrews books are usually light and breezy reads perfect for a sunny day at the beach.  High Tide Club is no different as it was a fun read. There were some elements of mystery, twists and turns that were not totally a surprise, but were unexpected.  

Josephine Bettendorf Warrick is dying and has decided to leave her home and land to her best friends growing up.  Two of the friends have died, but they had children who had children. Brooke Trappnell goes out to Talisa Island to meet with Josephine to help save the home and find the missing descendents.  That is until she realizes she is one of them. This leads Brooke to reach out to her old boss to help her with the estate issue since it would be unethical, if she took the case. Things get even more interesting when the cast of characters show up and stories start be shared. Then the interesting turns to murder and confusion and more twists.

I enjoyed the book The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews.  The story was interesting and layered with various secrets slowly being unveiled.  The characters were quirky and the story lines interesting. The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews was a good read.  


Latest comments

26.03 | 16:01

At first I thought it said spa season. Either way it is a sign of rejuvenation! On a Kristin Hannah kick, loved Winter Garden. Happy reading!

19.03 | 14:10

Cities are fun but exhausting. Like you the quiet is needed.

30.08 | 21:25

Have loved reading every one of Lisa Scottoline's books. Can't wait for the next one to arrive on bookshelves. Thanks for sharing your remarkable talent!

28.08 | 06:12

August snow days! What a fantastic idea! I've been reading Martin Walker's Bruno series set in rural France full or recipes. Yum