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Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman

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 Release Date - March 2, 2021 At 83, Millie has gotten into a bit of trouble. She's been in a couple of car accidents. She accidentally shoplifted. Her son is convinced she's in need of full-time care. That brings Sylvia into her life. The thing is that Sylvia is not all that she seems to be. Millie's son, Kevin, also has his hands full with his kids. One of his solutions is to ship one of his daughters off to boarding school. He hopes it will get her to calm down, but the opposite happens and Aideen ends up in even more trouble there. For the family to come to terms with everything going on in their lives, the family is about to face its greatest challenge ever. Here's the deal with Good Eggs . Kevin is not likable. I have a parent with Alzheimer's, and many of Millie's actions seemed to be early-stage Alzheimer's to me. It broke my heart that he wasn't listening. The first section of the book is all about Kevin's need to control the things in his

Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering

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 Release Date - March 2, 2021 Skye Starling is over the moon when her boyfriend of six months proposes to her. She never expected she'd find a man who loves her despite her obsessive habits. Yet, Burke Michaels doesn't seem to care she has OCD and has specific routines. The problem is that Burke is hiding a secret. He's married and a father to three children. He owes his wife, Heather, a better life than she has and he knows it. Skye is his ticket to ensuring his family has a better life. Or, is there more to the story? Too Good to Be True is told from Heather's POV, but it's back when she's a teen and meets Burke. There's Skye's present-day POV. There's also Burke's POV from the letters he writes to his therapist. What seems to be true isn't always the case, and that creates a story that goes from one place to the next and leaves you eagerly awaiting for the truth to be revealed. While there was a lot in this novel that I loved, there wer

Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

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 Release Date - March 9, 2021 Only Darcy Phillips knows the truth about locker 89. She's been running a relationship advice business from the empty locker for years. Her advice is always spot-on, so it's become a steady business. One day after checking the hallway before opening the locker, Alexander Brougham happens to come across her and quickly learns her secret. He won't tell anyone if she'll help him win back his ex-girlfriend. Darcy's up for a challenge, even if it is becoming a dating coach for a guy who drives her nuts. She can't tell her best friend and object of her affection anything, and that could be a problem. The more she pushes away Brooke while spending time with Alexander, the harder it becomes to handle. One thing is certain, she can't reveal the truth or her friendship with Brooke could be over forever. Darcy is bisexual and deals with a lot of conflicting feelings in the book. I loved her honesty in different situations. I also loved t

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

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 Release Date - March 2, 2021 Days before they're to go on an anniversary trip to London, Caroline Parcewell learns her husband had an affair. She's hurt and opts to go on the trip on her own. When she comes across a tour guide who hosts a mudlarking adventure, something inspires her to join in. It's on the banks of the Thames that she finds an old glass jar. Back in the 1700s, Nella works in secret as an apothecary creating potions and powders that are designed to help women kill off the men in their lives that have caused them some form of harm. There are two rules Nella always follows. The poisons can never be used on a woman and all names of buyers and victims must be recorded in a secret ledger. Past and present merge when Caroline starts using her untouched history degree to research the jar's history. She stumbles into a series of apothecary murders in the 18th century and realizes she may have the key to solving them. This book bounces between present day and

Dangerous Women by Hope Adams

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 Release Date - February 16, 2021 I adored U2 as a teen and never gave much thought to the song Van Diemen's Land . In 1841, 180 women convicted of crimes board a ship bound for Van Diemen's Land. In what would become Tasmania, these women will serve their time for crimes such as petty theft. One woman hides a secret that she will do anything to keep hidden. As the ship sets sail, the women get to know each other. It isn't long before one of the women, a young mother, is stabbed and struggling to stay alive. The matron and the ship's captain lead the questioning to try to determine the killer's identity. Dangerous Women is told from several perspectives and in the past and present. There are plenty of women on the ship, but you'll spend the majority of the time seeing the mystery play out between Kezia, the matron, and Clara, the women with a secret. There's also Hattie, the victim, whose story is focused on events leading to the stabbing and then as she l

Float Plan by Trish Doller

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 Release Date - March 2, 2021 Following her fiance's suicide, Anna is struggling. Grief consumes her and she barely makes it through the days doing anything meaningful. On the day they were supposed to sail to the Caribbean together, Anna decides in the spur of the moment that she'll do it alone. She buys what she thinks she needs and puts her novice sailing skills to the test. After crossing from Florida to the Bahamas, she realizes she's in over her head and advertises for an experienced sailor to help her. That's how she meets Keane, a man with his own painful story. They soon find themselves becoming good friends with the hint of something more, if they can learn to let go of the past and move towards a future. Float Plan was lovely. I can't think of a better word to describe how this book made me feel. It had its tear-jerking moments, but it also had me laughing, grinning, and feeling so uplifted. The story moves along at a steady pace without ever rushing to s

Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso

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 Release Date - June 2, 2020 Cassidy Pratt's been known as the "Fire Girl" since childhood when a playhouse tea party turned deadly. It's Melody that makes her life the most torturous form of hell. When the teen overhears someone with Melody in the woods and realizes she may have overheard Melody's murder, she doesn't know who to turn to. If she tells the police everything, she's a suspect. But, she's not comfortable with the threatening messages she's getting either. Her best friend wouldn't understand why Cassidy is keeping some of the truth a secret. Cassidy certainly can't trust anyone at school. If she wants to clear her name, she needs to figure out what happened to Melody. The build-up of the mystery does have you filled with tension and ready for the big reveal. I loved the setting and some of the characters, but the issue I ended up having is that the truth wasn't that hard to figure out. If you're paying attention, you&#