Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Review and Giveaway of Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen

 
Living in New York City had always been a dream of Alice’s mother, and Alice decided that is where she wanted to be so she could fulfill her mother’s dream.

When Alice arrives, she finds New York as glamorous and frightening as she thought it would be, and she finds a job working with Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of COSMOPOLITAN, a pretty scandalous magazine for the 1960’s.

We follow Alice as she works with and comforts Ms. Brown in the whirlwind office that Ms. Brown creates.

Ms. Rosen definitely puts the reader into the story with her terrific descriptions of activity in and out of the office, and she brought 1960's New York alive as we were allowed to join in the daily lives of the characters.

It was fun following Alice around and hoping she would fulfill her dreams of becoming a photographer. 

A few secrets about Alice's family kept the story line juicy along with stories of her love interest, Erik, even though it seems pretty difficult to be juicier than Ms. Helen Gurley Brown.

Ms. Helen Gurley Brown certainly was someone to be reckoned with and someone who gave Alice the courage to keep on trying to reach her goals.

PARK AVENUE SUMMER is filled with Renee Rosen's meticulous research, detailed descriptions, and is an all-around-fun, educational read. 


The ending was heartwarming.  If you have loved Ms. Rosen's other books, you are not going to want to miss reading this splendid, delightful read. 5/5

This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Books Read in April


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Monday, April 29, 2019

Emily, Gone by Bette Lee Crosby

 
A music festival shook the quiet town of Hesterville, Georgia, with its loud music and with the kidnapping of Rachel and George Dixon's baby.

The Dixons had been exhausted from lack of sleep because of the music festival, didn't hear anyone enter the house through the unlocked door, and awoke to find their baby's crib empty.

We find out that, Vicki, one of the festival goers had just lost her baby, chose a random house to enter to find food, but instead found her lost baby waiting in the crib and took her as her own.

When Vicki came back to the car with a bundle under her coat, her boyfriend, Murph, didn't question anything until he found out what she had done.

Both Murph and Vicki had plans for the baby, but the plans were not the same. Murph had plans to return the baby, but Vicki had plans to keep the baby and took off without him.

We follow the Dixon family and Vicki in this beautiful, but heart wrenching story where one family's life is turned upside down and another supposedly becomes happy.

Ms. Crosby has outdone herself with EMILY GONE
as she paired her amazing writing, her amazing characters, and her heartfelt story lines with a new twist - a mystery.

EMILY GONE has tender moments,  sad moments,  happy moments, and many moments that need tissues.

I didn't want to put this heartwarming book filled with Bette Lee Crosby's signature warmth down.  


Her books feel like a huge hug. 5/5

This book was given to me as an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.


It's Monday!! What Are YOU Reading? - 4/29/2019

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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
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Books Completed:

WHAT LIES BELOW by Barbara Taylor Sissel - review will be on May 23, 2019 - finished April 28.

Excellent read...I really enjoyed my first book by Ms. Sissel.

 
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THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER by Kaira Rouda - review will be on May 21 - finished on April 24.

WOW!!  An amazing thriller/mystery/domestic gem.

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THE NIGHT BEFORE by Wendy Walker - review will be on May 14, 2019 - finished April 20.
 

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THE MISSING YEARS by Lexie Elliott - review and giveaway will be on May 12, 2019 - finished April 18.

  
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EMILY GONE by Bette Lee Crosby - review will be on April 29 - finished April 13.

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book.

 
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THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA by Juliet Grames - review will be on May 7, 2019 - finished on April 11.

If you are Italian, you will want to read this book.

 
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THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU by Liv Constantine - review will be on May 6, 2019 - finished on April 7.

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NEVER HAVE I EVER by Joshilyn Jackson - review will be on July 30 - finished on April 2.


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PARK AVENUE SUMMER by Renee Rosen - review will be on April 30, 2019 - finished on March 29.
 
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LITTLE DARLINGS by Melanie Golding - review is in the book's title.

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THE MOTHER-IN-LAW by Sally Hepworth - review is in the book's title. 

A domestic suspense.
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Book Currently Reading:

THE SONG OF THE JADE LILY by Kirsty Manning - review will be on May 16.

 
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Books Up Next:

THE SUMMER COUNTRY by Lauren Willig - review will be on June 4.
  
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ASHES by Sharon Gloger Friedman - review will be on June 10. 
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THOSE PEOPLE by Louise Candlish - review will be on June 11.

 
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THE FIRST MISTAKE by Sandie Jones - review will be on June 12.

 
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GIRL IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR by Kelsey  Rae Dimberg - review will be on June 17.

 
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THE LAST HOUSE GUEST by Megan Miranda - review will be on June 18.

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DEAR WIFE by Kimberly Belle - review will be on June 25.
 
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THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Erina Bridget Ring - review will be on June 26.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40879165-the-neighborhood?ac=1&from_search=true
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THE SUMMER COTTAGE by Viola Shipman - review will be on June 27.
 
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LAYOVER by David Bell - review will be on July 3.

 
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THE GOLDEN HOUR by Beatriz Williams - review will be on July 9.

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BETHLEHEM by Karen Kelly - review will be on July 10.

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STRANGER ON THE BEACH by Michelle Campbell - review will be on July 23.

 
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THE CHELSEA GIRLS by Fiona Davis - review will be on July 31.

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BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE by Rea Frey - review will be on August 5.

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THE WOMEN OF THE COPPER COUNTRY by Mary Doria Russell - review will be on August 6.
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THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE by Susan  Wiggs - review will be on August 20.


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THIS TENDER LAND by William Kent Krueger - review will be on September 3.

 
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TODAY WE GO HOME by Kelli Estes - review will on September 4.

    
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29 SECONDS by T. M. Logan - review will be on September 10.

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THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan - review will be on September 12.

  
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RED SKY IN THE MORNING by J. Walter Ring - review will be on September 26.

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COLD WOODS by Karen Katchur - review will be on October 1.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GVJQNH4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07GVJQNH4&linkCode=as2&tag=silsrev-20&linkId=d8e14b197288f28d035fc8adc6231a06
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