The Loft by Bette Lee Crosby

February 12th, 2016 Kimberly Review 28 Comments

12th Feb
The Loft by Bette Lee Crosby

The Loft by Bette Lee Crosby is the second book in the Memory House Collection. Crosby takes us back to the Memory House with Ophelia just in time for Annie and Oliver’s wedding. Packed with emotion, a little magical realism and introducing a new character The Loft transported me to the Memory House allowing me to smell the magical potpourri and visit with favorite characters.

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Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand

December 9th, 2015 Kimberly Review 54 Comments

9th Dec
Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand

Last year I listened to Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand and loved meeting the Quinns and spending the holidays in Nantucket. What I did not like was the major cliffhanger and abrupt ending. You can just imagine how excited I was to begin Winter Stroll. While the ending was not quite as abrupt, there are still many unresolved issues and once again, I will be counting the days until I am back in Nantucket with this slightly dysfunctional, sweet and chaotic family.

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The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert & a Recipe

July 22nd, 2015 Kimberly Feature, Review 81 Comments

22nd Jul
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert & a Recipe

Have I got a lovely recipe and book recommendation for you today! The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by debut author Amy E. Reichert is a wonderful, captivating foodie romance that will delight its readers. In the back there is a recipe for Coconut Cake made from scratch and I decided to bake and share this wonderful recipe with all of you. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy today’s Recipe and Book Recommendation!

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The Shore by Sara Taylor

July 9th, 2015 Kimberly Review 49 Comments

9th Jul
The Shore by Sara Taylor

As a reader, I am sure you often wonder what draws another reader to a particular book. Is it the cover or perhaps the synopsis? I was drawn to The Shore for a number of reasons. If I am being honest, MacLeod Andrews name listed as a narrator first piqued my interest. Do you do that? The second thing that spoke to me was the setting, as I am very familiar with the shores along the Chesapeake Bay. The Shore is a collective of stories and perspectives that both intrigued and frustrated me.

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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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Her Sister’s Shoes by Ashley Farley

June 24th, 2015 Kimberly Review 57 Comments

24th Jun
Her Sister’s Shoes by Ashley Farley

Her Sister’s Shoes by Ashley Farley set in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, introduces us to the Sweeney sisters, their families and a world of trouble. It explores the power of healing and the strength of family. Farley mixed in a little suspense, mystery and a budding romance as we get to know Faith, Sam, Jackie and their mother Lovie.

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Suddenly One Summer by Julie James

June 12th, 2015 Kimberly Review 68 Comments

12th Jun
Suddenly One Summer by Julie James

Suddenly One Sumner by Julie James is a delicious beach read with depth and characters you will embrace. This was my first James’ novel and while this is a standalone, the hero Ford first appeared in one of her FBI/US Attorney novels. I must admit to being curious. Filled with banter, sexy time and wrapped in heartwarming side stories it is easy to see why Julie James is a favorite

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