The Widow’s Watcher by Eliza Maxwell *TLC Blog Tour*

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Today is my blog tour stop with TLC Book Tours. This story started out slow for me but, redeemed itself after about 50 pages. It touches on marriage, death, mental illness, strangers, forgiveness and small towns in the winter. It even has some mystery to it, I really couldn’t guess what would happen next.

I liked how well it was written, the short chapters, and the mystery aspects.  This would be a good book to read during the winter or anytime you would like to be reminded how grateful you should be!

I give this book 4/5 stars!

*I received a free finished copy for this blog tour with TLC book tours.

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Between Earth and Sky by Amanda Skenandore *TLC Blog Tour*

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Hello everyone, today (4/23/18) I am a blog tour stop with TLC Book Tours. The story is set in the 1880’s-1906s and goes back and forth with Alma as a little girl at a christian boarding school with indians and later as an adult trying to help a childhood friend against being hung in a murder trial.

Very much a historical romance with a lot of racism against indians. It was heartbreaking to read. There is love, loss, expressive narratives and a lot of character building from a debut author. I gave this book 4/5 stars for those reasons.

If you like historical fiction, historical romance or stories of first love, then pick this one up. It debuts tomorrow, April 24, 2018! I have a giveaway for a copy on my Instagram page, so go look out for that if you’re interested. It ends in a week (US only).

*I received an advanced reading copy for this blog tour with TLC book tours.

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She Regrets Nothing by Andrea Dunlop

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The story follows a girl named Laila who all of a sudden inherits a lot of money and moves to NYC. There are characters that you love to hate but still love them and especially men you want to kick in the balls repeatedly.

Did you love Gossip Girl? Do you wonder what it would be like to all of a sudden be part of the wealthy upper east side? Do you like juicy sex scenes that you wish you hadn’t read? Then you should pick this book up, it has all of those and more.

It was entertaining, easy to read and definitely had both men and women behaving badly! I rated this 4/5 stars.

*  I received an advanced reading copy from the publisher for review.

The New Neighbors by Simon Lelic *Blog Tour*

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Today I am on a blog tour stop with Berkley Publishing. The New Neighbors was written in journal form between the two main characters. A couple moves into a nice home that seems too good to be true and involves a murder right outside their home. It seemed kind of lack luster at the end because it wasn’t as thrilling as I thought it would be. It must be all those thrillers I’ve been reading lately. If you like thrillers that are easy to follow in journal form that involves deceit, murder and police interrogations pick this one up! I rated this book 3.5/5 stars.

*I received this advanced reading copy from Berkley Publishing for this blog tour review.

Fingerprints of Previous Owners by Rebecca Entel *TLC Blog Tour*

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Today I’m a stop on a blog tour for this book with TLC Book Tours. The main character works at a tourist hotel that basically took over the whole island (that once used to be a slave plantation)  and she goes into forbidden areas without anyone knowing during her time off from work. There are many residents points of view about the tourist hotel and how it was taken away from them in numbered “bench stories”.

This started out as a very slow read for me. I just couldn’t get into it. This tends to happen when I can’t really connect with the characters. I am not from the Caribbean, had my land taken away or have had major racism towards me. These are topics that are brought about in this story.

Since this was a very slow read for me and I couldn’t get into the parts of african american slang writing, I only gave it 3/5 stars. If you like to read about how a woman from the Caribbean might have dealt with her home being taken away and how others from the island cope with it, this will be a good one for you to read.

*I received this book for review on a blog tour with TLC Book Tours.

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The Broken Girls by Simone St. James *Blog Tour*

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This story is about girls who once lived in an all girls boarding school and what happens to them back in the 1950s and then in 2014. It was a very new plot to me that I’ve never read anywhere. When I read this late at night, it got kind of scary.  This should definitely be made into a movie! It’s a thriller, mystery, and drama.

This book was really good! My first 5 star read this year! 5/5 stars! It comes out today, March 20th…so go buy it or place a hold at the library for it! And I’m not just saying that because I got a free copy and I’m on a blog review tour. I have gotten a lot of copies for review and this is my first 5 star rating book!

*I received this final copy for a blog tour with Berkley Publishing for review.

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh *Blog Tour*

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Let Me Lie is a thriller about Anna dealing with her parents both committing suicide 1 year apart at the same location.

This book got me in for a loop. I didn’t know who did it and what motives were behind each character. Who lied, was it Anna, her dad, her mom, her boyfriend, the police? It was a big mystery to me until the very last chapters. Some characters were really annoying to me and it started really slow for me. For those reasons I gave it 3/5 stars.

*I received this advanced readers copy for a Blog Tour with Berkley Publishing for review.