Category: contemporary women’s fiction.

Book Review: The After Party by A.C. Arthur

Book Review: The After Party by A.C. Arthur

One of the reasons I read is to gain new perspectives, and learn about lives I wouldn’t otherwise come into contact with. This can be done by reading both fiction and non-fiction, which is why I reached for The After Party by A.C. Arthur. It’s a mystery...
Book Review: The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

Book Review: The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

The perfect read for Halloween enthusiasts and witch-lovers of all stripes, The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais scratched an itch I didn’t realize I had. Its got all the ingredients of a perfect October read: a rambling haunted mansion, a coven of...
Book Review: Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Although I may not go out of my way to read a Taylor Jenkins Reid book, I will never turn one down. Her books fall under the ‘fluffy’ category – she typically writes about famous, talented and beautiful fictional women. But I can’t deny the...
Book Review: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Book Review: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

I pay for an online subscription to Canada’s major newspaper, The Globe and Mail, mainly to access their book review section. Occasionally I’ll glance at their bestseller lists just so I can get a sense of what most folks are reading, and like many...
Book Review: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

Book Review: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

I’m in the midst of preparing my ‘hot summer fiction’ segment for CBC Calgary, and I knew as soon as I read the first review of Every Summer After by Carley Fortune that I’d have to include this novel in my annual round-up. Canadians are...
Book Review: The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner

Book Review: The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner

The blurb on the cover of Jennifer Weiner’s latest book The Summer Place reads “The undisputed boss of the beach read” (The New York Times), and based on the drawing of a woman lazily floating around in a hot pink inflatable doughnut on the water,...