‘Every Dog in the Neighborhood’ by Philip C. Stead and Matthew Cordell: A story of activism…and dogs

Every Dog in the Neighborhood by Philip C. Stead and Matthew Cordell "Every Dog in the Neighborhood," acclaimed author Philip C. Stead and award-winning illustrator Matthew Cordell's new collaboration, is much more than it would appear to be by looking at the cover. Yes, it's about the many and varied types of dogs in a … Continue reading ‘Every Dog in the Neighborhood’ by Philip C. Stead and Matthew Cordell: A story of activism…and dogs

‘Meant to Be Mine’ by Hannah Orenstein is a touching romance about fate and love

Meant to Be Mine by Hannah Orenstein Does fate determine whom we are destined to spend our lives with, or is it simply chance? In "Meant to Be Mine," Hannah Orenstein's delightful romance forces main character Edie Meyer to consider that very question. Edie's grandmother Gloria has correctly predicted the date on which all her … Continue reading ‘Meant to Be Mine’ by Hannah Orenstein is a touching romance about fate and love

‘The Diamond Eye’ by Kate Quinn is a thrilling historical fiction based on a truly heroic Russian female sniper during WWII

The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn Kate Quinn's latest historical fiction novel, "The Diamond Eye," is a fictionalized story of a Russian woman who became one of the most acclaimed snipers in WWII. In fact, in the author notes at the end of the book, Quinn states that while she usually explains how the fictional … Continue reading ‘The Diamond Eye’ by Kate Quinn is a thrilling historical fiction based on a truly heroic Russian female sniper during WWII

‘Flirting with Fate’ by J. C. Cervantes is a lovely story of destiny, love, and family

Flirting with Fate by J. C. Cervantes While "Flirting with Fate" by J. C. Cervantes is a young adult fantasy about love and fate, it's not quite as light and frothy as that might indicate. It's a touching story, and I actually needed a tissue as I finished reading it because of the evocation of … Continue reading ‘Flirting with Fate’ by J. C. Cervantes is a lovely story of destiny, love, and family

‘The Treehouse on Dog River Road’ by Catherine Drake is a sweet story of family and love

The Treehouse on Dog River Road by Catherine Drake A novel with the word "treehouse" in the title doesn't seem as if it would be about life changes and making important decisions. On the other hand, that word does imply family and fun. Catherine Drake's debut novel, "The Treehouse on Dog River Road," brings us … Continue reading ‘The Treehouse on Dog River Road’ by Catherine Drake is a sweet story of family and love