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Title: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Page: 384 Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons (Aug. 14th, 2018) Summary For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in… Read More

Title: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult Pages: 423 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary Published by: Atria Books (May 18th, 2004) Summary Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate — a life… Read More

Hey everyone!  Today I’m participating in the blog tour, Regal Reads, in honor of Regal Hearts: Season One being released in paperback! I’m super excited about this post today, because not only am I sharing an extra book review this week, but I also get to be a little extra creative.  The lovely Livy Jarmusch came up with some super creative tour ideas, and they were all so fun and imaginative! I just… Read More

Title: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson Pages: 468 Genres: YA, Contemporary Published by: Simon & Schuster (May 8, 2012) Summary Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much… Read More

Title: Holes by Louis Sachar Pages: 233 Genres: Childrens/Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction Published by: Scholastic (Aug. 20, 1998) Summary Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no… Read More

Title: Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore Pages: 336 Genres: YA, Paranormal, Romance, Christian Fiction Published by: Thomas Nelson (May 29, 2012). Summary Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake. Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next… Read More

Title: Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle #1) by Ted Dekker Pages: 432 Genres: Fantasy, Christian, Fiction Published by: Thomas Nelson (Dec. 25, 2003) Summary Enter an adrenaline-laced epic where dreams and reality collide. Fleeing his assailants through deserted alleyways, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of a building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head…and his world goes black. From the blackness comes an amazing reality of another world-a world where… Read More

Title: The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury Pages: 258 Genres: Christian, Fiction, Romance, Christmas Published by: Howard Books (Jan. 1, 2012) Synopsis Number one New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury delivers an instant classic with this heartwarming Christmas story about a hundred-year flood, lost love, and the beauty of enduring friendships. Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but she left her heart back in Tennessee with a man she walked away from five years ago. They had… Read More

Title: The Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall Pages: 208 Genres: Fiction, Christian/Amish, Romance, Christmas Published by: WaterBrook (Oct. 4, 2016) Summary A time of anticipation. A season of miracles. Because of Joel s impossible situation, twenty-one-year-old Rose must sacrifice everything. As days pass into years in the midst of the beautiful hills, the laughter of children, and God s providence is it too much for Rose to hope for love in return? An amazing journey… Read More

Title: Runaway (Starlight Animal Rescue #1) by Dandi Daley Mackall Pages: 206 Genres: Middle Grade, Children’s Fiction, Contemporary, Christian Published by: Tyndale Kids (January 1st, 2008) Summary A new series by Dandi Daley Mackall, author of the best-selling Winnie the Horse Gentler series! I’ve run away seven times—never once to anything, just away from. Maybe that’s why they call me a “runaway,” and not a “run-to.” Meet 16-year-old Dakota Brown. She used to love all things “horse”… Read More