Mini-Reviews | The Spring 2022 Edition | Part One

Hello again, dear readers. After a crazy week - and the actual arrival of spring - I am happy to be back. We have three more weeks of school, including this one, before I complete my high school years and we all jump into summer life. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I am the least excited about the… Continue reading Mini-Reviews | The Spring 2022 Edition | Part One

Butterfly Yellow – Thanhhà Lai | Bookish Thoughts

Published: 2019 | 4 stars | Add on: TheStoryGraph or Goodreads Butterfly Yellow is a recent novel that tells the story of Hang (hereafter known as H, due to the fact that the proper letters are unavailable), a young woman who immigrates to the United States from Vietnam, a country that - at the time… Continue reading Butterfly Yellow – Thanhhà Lai | Bookish Thoughts

The Summer We Forgot by Caroline George | A (Brief) Book Review

Some memories are better left forgotten. Darby and Morgan haven’t spoken for two years, and their friend group has splintered. But when the body of their former science teacher is found in the marsh where they attended camp that summer, they realize they have more questions than answers . . . and even fewer memories.… Continue reading The Summer We Forgot by Caroline George | A (Brief) Book Review

Mini-Reviews | The Winter 2022 Edition | Part 2

Hello again, dear readers. Spring seems to be hiding from us this week, we have had a stretch of over all chilly days and although I cannot wait for sunny, warm weather (or more of last night's pouring rain), today seems to be a fitting day to post my last "Winter 2022" post. As I… Continue reading Mini-Reviews | The Winter 2022 Edition | Part 2

The London House – Katherine Reay | A (Brief) Book Review

Caroline Payne thinks it’s just another day of work until she receives a call from Mat Hammond, an old college friend and historian. But pleasantries are cut short. Mat has uncovered a scandalous secret kept buried for decades: In World War II, Caroline’s British great-aunt betrayed family and country to marry her German lover. Determined… Continue reading The London House – Katherine Reay | A (Brief) Book Review

Forever Young – Hayley Mills | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

Iconic actress Hayley Mills shares personal memories from her storied childhood, growing up in a famous acting family and becoming a Disney child star, trying to grow up in a world that wanted her to stay forever young.  In her charming and forthright memoir, she provides a unique window into when Hollywood was still 'Tinseltown'… Continue reading Forever Young – Hayley Mills | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

Mini-Reviews | The Winter 2022 Edition | feat. a variety of historical fiction reads | Part One

Hello again, dear readers. I realized the other day that my collection of un-typed and un-posted mini-reviews has become rather large, so here we are, with part one of a new set of mini-reviews. I have such mixed feeling about mini-reviews: on the one hand I am grateful for a way to share a few… Continue reading Mini-Reviews | The Winter 2022 Edition | feat. a variety of historical fiction reads | Part One

When You Get The Chance – Emma Lord | A Book Review

Nothing will get in the way of Millie Price’s dream to become a Broadway star. Not her lovable but super-introverted dad, who after raising Millie alone, doesn’t want to watch her leave home to pursue her dream. Not her pesky and ongoing drama club rival, Oliver, who is the very definition of Simmering Romantic Tension.… Continue reading When You Get The Chance – Emma Lord | A Book Review

Shadows of Swanford Abbey – Julie Klassen | A (Brief) Book Review

News of her brother's worrisome behavior spurs Miss Rebecca Lane to return home to her village. Upon her arrival, he begs her to go to nearby Swanford Abbey, a medieval monastery turned grand hotel rumored to be haunted. Feeling responsible for her brother's desperate state, she reluctantly agrees to stay at the abbey until she… Continue reading Shadows of Swanford Abbey – Julie Klassen | A (Brief) Book Review

To Treasure An Heiress – Roseanna M. White | Pirate Treasure + Stunning Islands | A Book Review

Title: To Treasure an Heiress Author: Roseanna M. White Publication: Bethany House, 2022 Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction Personal Rating: ★★★★.5 Add @ Goodreads | TheStoryGraph | BookBub Order A Copy @ Amazon | Christian Books | Barnes & Noble | Roseanna’s Shop Summary Beth Tremayne has always been drawn to adventure. During her childhood, she fed that desire by exploring every inch of the Isles of Scilly. As an adolescent, she… Continue reading To Treasure An Heiress – Roseanna M. White | Pirate Treasure + Stunning Islands | A Book Review