The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

September 11th, 2015 Kimberly Review 71 Comments

11th Sep
The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle was not on my radar until I read a review from a fellow blogger. Then an opportunity to review the audio version with Colby Minifie reading presented itself and I jumped. I am so delighted that I did so as the Accident Season was beautiful, dark, mysterious, and quirky.

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Just Say Yes by Alyssa Goodnight

August 27th, 2015 Kimberly Review 73 Comments

27th Aug
Just Say Yes by Alyssa Goodnight

Just Say Yes by Alyssa Goodnight is a contemporary romance with a touch of magical realism. It will appeal to foodies and offers up something different from Browncoat to pop culture references and it is sure to make you smile. Unique characters, growth, friendship, humor and a sweet, slow-building romance made Just Say Yes a winner.

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The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmieri

July 2nd, 2015 Kimberly Review 58 Comments

2nd Jul
The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmieri

The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmieri offers a lush, Gothic tale wrapped in mystery, and magic. This was my first Palmieri book and her descriptive writing style is beautiful. The New Orleans setting and the series of unsolved murders drew me to this novel set in 1902. I would classify it as women’s fiction with a touch of magical realism.

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Memory House by Bette Lee Crosby

May 25th, 2015 Kimberly Review 26 Comments

25th May
Memory House by Bette Lee Crosby

I love snuggling up and reading Bette Lee Crosby’s novels and Memory House was no exception. This time she offers a tale steeped in magical realism and I completely lost myself in Ophelia Browne and Annie Cross’s story. I am packing my bags and heading to the Memory House Bed and Breakfast. I have a strange hankering for dandelion tea.

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First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

January 20th, 2015 Kimberly Review 69 Comments

20th Jan
First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

I was ecstatic when I discovered that First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen was to be the second book about the Waverley Family. I discovered Garden Spells quite by accident back in 2011 pre-blog and fell in love with both the book and the author. It has remained among my favorite books and opened the door to magical realism. First Frost was everything I could have hoped for and more.

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The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

February 27th, 2014 Kimberly Review 74 Comments

27th Feb
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness is based on the Japanese folk tale, “Tsuru no Ongaeshi” and influenced by a contemporary Decemberists’ song, also inspired by the lore. Ness delivered a beautifully written tale as he weaved in magical realism. The story Ness shares is not a romance but instead it is a tale about love, loss and forgiveness itself. While I struggled with certain aspects it had equal parts that were powerful and brilliant. Mini review: beautifully written, sorrowful and yet hopeful.

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Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

February 19th, 2014 Kimberly Review 84 Comments

19th Feb
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

I adore Sarah Addison Allen and was excited to be given a copy of Lost Lake. Allen tells tales with a small-town feel and wraps them in magical realism. I found myself enchanted by her misfit characters and the magical secrets of Lost Lake. Mini review: A tale of second chances, hope and forgiveness. Allen held me spellbound as she led me to Lost Lake.

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