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Defining motherhood in ‘The Nearness of You’ by Amanda Eyre Ward

Title: The Nearness of You Author: Amanda Eyre Ward Genre: Upmarket Women’s Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Release Date: 21 February 2017 Length: 240 pages Source: eARC via NetGalley was provided in exchange for an honest review. Available in Hardcover “Who is her mother?”  When Suzette and Hyland Kendall first got together, they agreed that they’d never have children.…… Continue reading Defining motherhood in ‘The Nearness of You’ by Amanda Eyre Ward

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ARC Review: Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

Title: Dead Letters  Author: Caite Dolan-Leach Genre: Literary Suspense Publisher: Penguin Random House Release Date: 21 February 2017 Length: 352 pages Source: eARC via NetGalley was provided in exchange for an honest review. Available in Hardcover For two years, Ava Antipova has been in Paris studying comparative literature after turning her back on her family and…… Continue reading ARC Review: Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

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ARC Review: I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

Title: I Liked My Life Author: Abby Fabiaschi Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publishing Date: 31 Jan 2017 Buy: Macmillian/St. Martin’s Press Source: ARC via NetGalley After Maddy dies from apparent suicide, she’s blessed, or cursed, with being able to watch her husband and daughter try and piece their lives back together. Before her death, Maddy didn’t show any signs…… Continue reading ARC Review: I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

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ARC Review: Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

Title: Right Behind You Author: Lisa Gardner Publisher: Dutton Publishing Date: 31 Jan 2017 Buy: Dutton – Penguin Random House Source: ARC via NetGalley Sharlah May and Telly Ray Nash are 5 and 9 when they’re seperated after Telly is forced to murder his parents in self-defense. Now 13, Sharlah is living with former FBI profiler…… Continue reading ARC Review: Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

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Can’t make it to #AWP17? Read ‘Scratch’

Reasons for attending writing conferences range from being sent there for a school or publication to wanting to spend a weekend getting drunk and being surrounded by like-minded individuals. Somewhere in between the times of moving from table to table, looking at books, making contacts, and seeing what books or swag you can snag for…… Continue reading Can’t make it to #AWP17? Read ‘Scratch’

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100 Day Challenge

2017. We made it, you guys. We can all agree that last year was harder than most. Whether it’s because we were so aware, so in sync, with everything that happened or it was really just that awful, the general consensuses on Twitter is that 2017 is a welcomed breath of fresh air. There hasn’t…… Continue reading 100 Day Challenge

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The importance of reading outside your comfort zone

It’s officially December, which means it’s officially “best of” season. I thought that’s what this blog post would be: a round-up of the best things I read this year. My favorite books aren’t what’s important. A great blog filler, sure, but it’s what I learned from them is what really matters. Normally I’m an upmarket/literary fiction…… Continue reading The importance of reading outside your comfort zone