Karin is a familiar face to many of you. She's still reading a lot - especially historical fiction - and she's always happy to tell you about her latest favorite.

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ISBN: 9781982115029
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Published: Gallery Books - May 5th, 2020

After reading five pages of Summer Darlings by Brooke Lea Foster, I knew that I was going to enjoy every seductive page. Filled with 1960s  Martha’s Vineyard nostalgia, the reader gets a behind the scene look into the rich and powerful through the eyes of Heddy Winsome, a summer nanny. As Heddy gets her first glimpse of the island,d while riding the ferry over, she know that this is going to be the summer that changes her life forever. She is determined to find her place in society of the Island, but she quickly learns that what is seen be the public isn’t what is happening behind closed doors.

The debut novel is filled with  an intermate look into the world of privilege , with a twist, as Heddy discovers the strength within herself  that she didn’t know she had.. As the weather is getting nicer this book is perfect for poolside reading while drinking your umbrella drink.

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ISBN: 9781984822185
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Published: Hogarth - February 18th, 2020

Sally Rooney has written a masterpiece in Normal People. When I started reading on a cold Saturday this winter, I only put the book down to drink my coffee in the morning and my wine in the evening. I was totally engrossed in the lives of Connell and Marianne. The reader first meets them as teenagers: Connell is the popular athlete, and Marianne the  unpopular loner ,who form a secret friendship. As they transition to university and then beyond their relationship webs and flows. 
I will be honest, I have watched the HULU series of this novel. While it was good and I would recommend you watching, the novel is written with such pure, smart and emotional language you must take the time to read. So grab your coffee (or beverage of choice) and enjoy!

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ISBN: 9781982121433
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 7th, 2020

I’m back!!!!! I was supposed to start back a few days a month in April, but then this little thing called COVID19 happened. 
I have been reading and listening to lots of books and it was hard to pick my first book review. I decided on The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry. I wanted to review something fun, that had me laughing out loud during this unique time.
Meet Roxy, a twenty something, art major graduate working at Whole Foods in  Austin, Texas. Told in letters to her ex-boyfriend, and now friend Everett , we follow Roxy as she works the deli, fights corporate businesses entering her neighborhood, tries to find creative inspiration and a Prince Charming. Get ready for a weird and wacky ride .