Category Archives: Book Reviews

CLP: Double Book Review

chick-lit-button[1]Today, June 2nd, is publication day for many of my favorite authors. I had the honor of reviewing two fabulous books for Chick Lit Plus – both of which are out today. And both earned five stars!


It’s You by Jane Porter Its You

Ali McAdams is a young woman who thought she had it all. She was engaged to the man she loved and they worked together in a thriving family dental practice. But fate had other ideas and Ali’s world fell apart. In the wake of her grief, she visits her father in Napa to escape her painful memories – and to heal. Visiting her dad at Napa Estates, the retirement Community where Ali’s dad moved after her mother’s death, is hard because it doesn’t feel like home. After Ali meets his bridge partner, Edie, she becomes intrigued by the woman’s mysterious past.

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Sweet ForgivenessSweet Forgiveness by Lori Nelson Spielman

As the host of a New Orleans morning show, Hannah Phar is a local celebrity. She’s carefully cultivated the perfect image for her viewers and for her boyfriend, Michael – who’s the Mayor. Unbeknownst to those around her, guilt and anger simmer under Hannah’s placid facade. Michael has yet to ask Hannah to marry him, and his teenage daughter Abbey mocks her every chance she gets. Her ratings are slipping, and there’s a younger, prettier version of Hannah at the station who’s gunning for her job. Adding to Hannah’s inner turmoil are the forgiveness stones that sit in her desk drawer…

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Reclaiming Mother’s Day, a Book Review, and a Giveaway


Mother’s Day 1970-something.

As most of you know, I lost my mom when I was young. For a number of years, Mother’s Day was tough. Working in the restaurant and hotel industries, I’d always volunteer for duty that day so my coworkers could enjoy the day with their moms. Sometimes I’d be invited to join other families for their celebrations, but it always felt awkward. Continue reading Reclaiming Mother’s Day, a Book Review, and a Giveaway

MY Forsyth Book Review: Carry On Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

Carry On Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed


Glennon Doyle Melton is a very popular blogger who inspires readers with her uniquely honest voice.  I discovered her about a year ago after I launched my own blog.  As with anyone who is new to the creatively diverse community of blogging, I found myself on her site,   Everyone who I networked with insisted that I check her out, because she’s a blogging rock star.

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CLP Book Review: The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry


One late night, a policeman shows up at Eve Morrison’s door to deliver some terrible news.  Eve’s husband Copper and her sister Willa were involved in a car accident that lands them both in the hospital.  Eve goes to wake her daughter, Gwen, only to discover she’s snuck out – again.  All is not well in Eve’s magazine-picture perfect life.

Understandably, Eve is very upset and confused about the accident.  She has many questions and Cooper’s answers don’t satisfy her.  Unfortunately, Willa has sustained a brain injury that has all but erased her memories of the accident.  Just when Eve decides to accept that events happened as Cooper claims, she begins receiving mysterious mail.  Then a newspaper reporter starts calling, a dead body is found near the scene of the accident and Willa reveals that she’s having weird dreams.

The accident and its ramifications are not…continue reading at Chick Lit Central.