Virgin River by Robyn Carr (Book #1 + Netflix Series Review)

Synopsis "Wanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against a backdrop of towering California redwoods and crystal clear rivers. Rent-free cabin included. When the recently widowed Melinda Monroe sees this ad, she quickly decides that the remote mountain town of Virgin River might be the perfect place to escape her heartache, … Continue reading Virgin River by Robyn Carr (Book #1 + Netflix Series Review)

Glimmer As You Can by Danielle Martin

Synopsis "1962. In the middle of Brooklyn Heights sits the Starlite: boutique dress shop by day, underground women's club by night. Started by the shop's proprietor after her marriage crumbled, Madeline's social club soon becomes a safe haven for women from all walks of life looking for a respite from their troubled relationships and professional … Continue reading Glimmer As You Can by Danielle Martin

Pianos and Flowers: Brief Encounters of the Romantic Kind by Alexander McCall Smith

Synopsis "Pictures capture moments in time, presenting the viewer with a window into another life. But a picture can go only so far. Who are the people in the image? What are their fears? What are their dreams? The fourteen captivating tales in this collection are all inspired by photos from the Times of London … Continue reading Pianos and Flowers: Brief Encounters of the Romantic Kind by Alexander McCall Smith

Taking the Fifth (J.P. Beaumont #4) by J.A. Jance

Synopsis "There are many bizarre and terrible ways to die. Seattle Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont thought he had seen them all--until he saw this body, its wounds, and the murder weapon: an elegant woman's shoe, its stiletto heel gruesomely caked with blood. The evidence is shocking and unsettling, even for a man who prowls the … Continue reading Taking the Fifth (J.P. Beaumont #4) by J.A. Jance

Touch of Red (Tracers #12) by Laura Griffin

Synopsis "When crime scene investigator Brooke Porter arrives at the home of a murdered woman, the only thing more shocking than the carnage is the evidence that someone escaped the scene. But where is this witness now? A thorough search of the area yields more questions than answers, and before Brooke even packs up her … Continue reading Touch of Red (Tracers #12) by Laura Griffin

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Synopsis "The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As … Continue reading The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Trace of Evil (Natalie Lockhart #1) by Alice Blanchard

Synopsis "Natalie Lockhart is a rookie detective in Burning Lake, New York, an isolated town known for its dark past. Tasked with uncovering the whereabouts of nine missing transients who have disappeared over the years, Natalie wrestles with the town’s troubled history – and the scars left by her sister’s unsolved murder years ago. Then … Continue reading Trace of Evil (Natalie Lockhart #1) by Alice Blanchard

Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

Synopsis "Chloe Wang is nervous to introduce her parents to her boyfriend, because the truth is, she hasn’t met him yet either. She hired him from Rent for Your ’Rents, a company specializing in providing fake boyfriends trained to impress even the most traditional Asian parents. Drew Chan’s passion is art, but after his parents … Continue reading Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao