The Lost Summers of Newport – Williams, Willig + White | A Book Review INCOMPLETE

2019: Andie Figuero has just landed her dream job as a producer of Mansion Makeover, a popular reality show about restoring America's most lavish historic houses. Andie has high hopes for her latest project: the once glorious but gently crumbling Sprague Hall in Newport, Rhode Island, summer resort of America's gilded class--famous for the lavish… Continue reading The Lost Summers of Newport – Williams, Willig + White | A Book Review INCOMPLETE

Portrait of a Thief – Grace D. Li | A Brief Book Review

History is told by the conquerors. Across the Western world, museums display the spoils of war, of conquest, of colonialism: priceless pieces of art looted from other countries, kept even now.  Will Chen plans to steal them back. A senior at Harvard, Will fits comfortably in his carefully curated roles: a perfect student, an art… Continue reading Portrait of a Thief – Grace D. Li | A Brief Book Review

The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes | A Brief Book Review

Avery’s fortune, life, and loves are on the line in the game that everyone will be talking about. To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life.… Continue reading The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes | A Brief Book Review

Worthy of Legend – Roseanna M. White | A Book Review | RELEASE DAY!!

1906 After a summer of successful pirate-treasure hunting, Lady Emily Scofield and her friends are forced to hide the unprecedented discoveries they’ve made, thanks to the betrayal of her own family. Horrified by her brother who stops at nothing to prove himself to their greedy father, Emily is forced to take a stand against her… Continue reading Worthy of Legend – Roseanna M. White | A Book Review | RELEASE DAY!!

Shadowed Loyalty – Roseanna M. White | A Book Review

Sabina Mancari never questioned her life as the daughter of Chicago’s leading mob boss until bullets tear apart her world and the man she thought she loved turns out to be an undercover Prohibition agent. Ambushes, bribes, murder, prostitution—all her life, her father sheltered her from his crimes, but now she can no longer turn… Continue reading Shadowed Loyalty – Roseanna M. White | A Book Review

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

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

The Inheritance Games – Jennifer Lynn Barnes | A (Brief) Book Review

Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why--or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must… Continue reading The Inheritance Games – Jennifer Lynn Barnes | A (Brief) Book Review

Some Other Now – Sarah Everett | A (Brief) Book Review

Before she kissed one of the Cohen boys, seventeen-year-old Jessi Rumfield knew what it was like to have a family—even if, technically, that family didn’t belong to her. She’d spent her childhood in the house next door, challenging Rowan Cohen to tennis matches while his older brother, Luke, studied in the background and Mel watched… Continue reading Some Other Now – Sarah Everett | A (Brief) Book Review

The Nature of A Lady – Roseanna M. White | Beautiful Islands & A Treasure Hunt | A Book Review

Title: The Nature of A Lady Author: Roseanna M. White Publication: Bethany House, 2021 Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction Personal Rating: ★★★★.5 Links: Goodreads, Storygraph, BookBub, Barnes & Noble Summary: 1906Lady Elizabeth "Libby" Sinclair, with her love of microscopes and nature, isn't favored in society. She flees to the beautiful Isles of Scilly for the summer and stumbles into the dangerous secrets left behind… Continue reading The Nature of A Lady – Roseanna M. White | Beautiful Islands & A Treasure Hunt | A Book Review