Painted From Memories by Barbara Forte Abate

August 27th, 2014 Kimberly Review 62 Comments

27th Aug
Painted From Memories by Barbara Forte Abate

I am not a fan of the cover, despite the fact that after reading Painted From Memories, I see how it fits. Do not let it distract you because beneath this plain Jane cover lies a beautiful literary fiction. Barbara Forte Abate shares an interesting tale with two quirky, artistic types set in the small rural town of Lost River, Maine. Painted From Memories is a gripping tale with several threads that had me lost within its pages.

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He Belongs to Me by Theresa Rizzo

April 24th, 2014 Kimberly Review 80 Comments

24th Apr
He Belongs to Me by Theresa Rizzo

He Belongs to Me by Theresa Rizzo is classified as a contemporary romance but it is much more. Think Jodi Picoult or Kristin Hannah. The story has fleshed out characters and a heart-wrenching custody battle with unthinkable betrayals. He Belongs to Me will pull at your heartstrings and keep you engaged. Mini-review: Well researched with suspense, drama and fleshed out character

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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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Jubilee’s Journey by Bette Lee Crosby

December 6th, 2013 Kimberly Review 52 Comments

6th Dec
Jubilee’s Journey by Bette Lee Crosby

In 2012, I read Betty Lee Crosby’s novel Spare Change and absolutely fell in love with the characters in the small town of Wyattsville. I enjoyed it so much I gifted it to friends and family that Christmas. At the time, the book was a standalone, but Betty told me that, Jubilee’s Journey, came to her and I am delighted that it did. In Jubilee’s Journey, I was once again transported back to the apartment complex and reconnecting with Ethan Allen and Grandma Olivia. Mini review: Touching, engaging and heart-warming. The characters spring to life and wrap themselves around your heart.

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Review: Big Girl Panties: A Novel by Stephanie Evanovich

August 6th, 2013 Kimberly Review 65 Comments

6th Aug
Review: Big Girl Panties: A Novel by Stephanie Evanovich

Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich wasn’t something I would have picked up, but I am ever so glad Avon Books sent it to me. Evanovich is a Jersey girl like me and I fully connected with her witty humor, and her fleshed out flawed characters. It is a tale of personal growth, romance, and misconceptions. I found myself completely swept up in this easy flowing tale. Three word review: witty, romantic, enlightening.

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