Womens Fiction

The Paid Bridesmaid by Sariah Wilson Book Review

The Paid Bridesmaid by Sariah Wilson is a contemporary romance. Rachel Vinson runs a successful events planning company that offers their wedding clients the option of having professional bridesmaids as part of their wedding party. Hired by social media It Girl influencer Sadie to be her bridesmaid at her wedding to a founder of an up and coming tech startup. With the run-up to Sadie’s wedding being filmed and the

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford Book Review

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford is a fictionalised account of what happened to Agatha Christie when her marriage ended. Heartbroken by the dissolution of her marriage Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express under the guise of Mary Miller. On the train, she meets a cast of people each with their own secrets that they are running from or trying to hide. Nancy Nelson, newlywed and married with

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton Audiobook Review

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton is a generational story that takes part in 1913, 1975 and 2005. Cassandra leaves her home in Australia to deal with the cottage that she has inherited from her beloved grandmother, Nell, in England. Still reeling from a tragic accident that happened a few years earlier, Cassandra feels like her entire life is being ripped apart. In England Cassandra discovers that along with the

Double Dog Dare by Gretchen Archer Audiobook Review

Double Dog Dare by Gretchen Archer is book 7 in the Davis Way Crime Caper Series. You can read this as a standalone book, I have not read the rest of the series and I did not feel like I missed anything. Davis Way Cole is the head of security for the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi Mississippi. For Davis life is great she has a loving husband, wonderful

A Mind of Her Own by Paula McLain Audiobook Review

A Mind of Her Own by Paula McLain is an Audible Original narrated by Hillary Huber about Marie Curie’s earlier life. This is a short story that is an easy 1 and a half hour listen, perfect for a commute. The story starts off in 1893 Paris where 25-year-old Polish, Marie Sklodowska is studying science at the Sorbonne. Determined to win a male-dominated field and in a world that is

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal Book Review

Kitchens of the Great Midwest is the debut novel of J. Ryan Stradal. Lars Thorvald’s life changes when his wife leaves him and their baby daughter Eva to pursue her dream of becoming a sommelier. Trying to keep his life together with the help of his brother Jarl and his girlfriend Fiona, Lars seems to be inching towards being okay when a terrible accident ends his life, leaving Jarl and

The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith Book Review

The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith feels like you are reading a fairytale or folktale. Elena Boureanu is a vine witch, for centuries she and her sister witches divine and cast spells for Château Renard to create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. That is until Elena is cursed to live as a frog in the marshes, leaving her beloved vines without the care they need. After breaking

Lying with Lions by Annabel Fielding Book Review

Lying with Lions by Annabel Fielding is an Edwardian historical fiction novel set in the grand home of the Bryant family. Agnes Ashford has been hired as an archivist for the Bryant family, her mammoth task is to use the documents and artefacts stored in the 12-mile maze of tunnels under the castle to create a timeline and history of the family. Agnes’ ambition and curiosity draws her closer to

It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke

It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke is a women’s’ fiction novel that explores the impact of how decisions, even seemingly small ones have the ability to completely change the lives that we have planned for ourselves. Ronni Johnson is a nurse at an assisted living facility where she meets charming, enigmatic Violet who upon her death bequeaths Ronni the means to write a book about her life

Regretting you by Colleen Hoover Review

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover is a novel that explores the relationship between a mother and daughter after the untimely death of their husband and father. Morgan Grant married her high school sweetheart Chris after learning she was pregnant at 17. Fast forward 17 happy years of family life and Morgan and her daughter Clara’s lives are upended when Chris dies in a car accident. While struggling to figure out