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Book Review: The Poppy and the Rose

The Poppy and the Rose by Ashlee Cowles ~ 322 pages ~ published on 10/6/2020 by Owl Hollow

Goodreads Synopsis:

1912: Ava Knight, a teen heiress, boards the Titanic to escape the shadow of her unstable mother and to fulfill her dream of becoming a photographer in New York. During the journey she meets three people who will change her life: a handsome sailor, a soldier in the secret Black Hand society that will trigger World War I, and a woman with clairvoyant abilities. When disaster strikes the ship, family betrayals come to light.

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Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2020

Hello everyone! This month, I read a total of 5 books! My monthly total has been down the past few months, but I am way ahead of my yearly goal, so I’m trying not to be too anxious about it haha

I’m going to try to do things slightly differently this year. I am going to keep y’all updated on how my various book challenges are going in each of my monthly wrap-ups.

Let’s get into it!


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Book Review: Chasing Lucky

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett ~ 416 pages ~ to be published 11/10/2020 by Simon Pulse

Goodreads Synopsis:

Budding photographer Josie Saint-Martin has spent half her life with her single mother, moving from city to city. When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bookstore, Josie knows it’s not forever. Her dreams are on the opposite coast, and she has a plan to get there.

What she doesn’t plan for is a run-in with the town bad boy, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel…and her former childhood best friend. Lucky makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the newly returned Josie. But everything changes after a disastrous pool party, and a poorly executed act of revenge lands Josie in some big-time trouble—with Lucky unexpectedly taking the blame.

Determined to understand why Lucky was so quick to cover for her, Josie discovers that both of them have changed, and that the good boy she once knew now has a dark sense of humor and a smile that makes her heart race. And maybe, just maybe, he’s not quite the brooding bad boy everyone thinks he is… 

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Book Review: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill

The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox ~ 384 pages ~ published on 9/15/2020 by Graydon House

Goodreads Synopsis:

The dead won’t bother you if you don’t give them permission.

Boston, 1844.

Tabby has a peculiar gift: she can communicate with the recently departed. It makes her special, but it also makes her dangerous.

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Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2020

Hello everyone! This is super late, I know. This month, I read a total of 9 books! This seems to be my magic number haha.

I’m going to try to do things slightly differently this year. I am going to keep y’all updated on how my various book challenges are going in each of my monthly wrap-ups.

Let’s get into it!

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Book Review: Fable

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Fable by Adrienne Young ~ 368 pages ~ to be published 9/1/2020 by Wednesday Books

Goodreads Synopsis:

As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father. Continue reading “Book Review: Fable”