Book Reviews

Book Review | The Ingredients of You and Me by Nina Bocci @ninapolitan @gallerybooks #TheIngredientsofYouandMe #HopelessRomantics #NinaBocci #romcom #mustread #romancereader #tlcbooktours

Welcome! I’m happy to be joining TLC Book Tours for the blog tour of The Ingredients of You and Me by Nina Bocci. Thank you to the author and publisher for the review copy. Genre:  Contemporary Romance Published: April 28, 2020 Source: TLC Book Tours My Thoughts: “Coffee is on, bagels are artfully arranged on […]

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Book Reviews

Book Review | Happy People Read & Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand #bookreview #orangecountyreads

Genre: contemporary romance Themes: grief, second chances Published: 2013, translated 2016 Pages: 242 Source: book swap gift My Thoughts: I loved the title of this book and the cover is so eye-catching. This novel was a quick and enjoyable read. The name of Diane’s literary cafe in Paris is called “Happy People Read & Drink […]

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Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Holiday Reads #toptentuesday #tenholidayreads #orangecountyreads

Do you have a favorite Christmas author?  Do you like to read holiday books all year long, or do you save them up for December?   Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is: Holiday Reads (Books you love reading during the holiday season.) Here are 10 holiday #mustreads I’ve either read personally or had highly recommended. […]

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews

Book Review and Blog Tour| This Is Not How It Ends by Rochelle Weinstein #suzyapproved #getredpr #bookreview #orangecountyreads

I was pleased with the ending and shed so many tears, but it felt a little hurried, after the first three-quarters of slow buildup.  Certain details felt contrived and a bit predictable but overall it was an entertaining and tremendously moving story, with a writing style similar to Colleen Hoover. Themes of grief, abandonment, romance, […]

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Non Fiction November

Week 2 Non-Fiction November | Book Pairings #nonficnov #orangecountyreads

Week 2 is hosted by Sarah’s Bookshelves. All month long, join our wonderful hosts with weekly prompts for discussing all the Non-Fiction Reads from 2019. Get all the details here. Want to be extra? Join in the Instagram photo challenge! So let’s get started! Book Pairings This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a […]

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews

Book Review | How Fires End by Marco Rafalà #howfiresend @tlcbooktours @sicilianaut @amazonpublishing

Welcome to our stop on the blog tour for HOW FIRES END by Marco Rafalà.  Thanks so much to TLC Book Tours for including us on this tour. Please note:  I received a free advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. This has no effect on my opinion, review, or rating. […]

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Book Reviews

Book Review | This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger #bookreview #newreleases

The story itself had some exciting moments especially when it looked like the Brickmans had caught up to them. It felt long in parts but the beautiful and vivid descriptions of the people and places kept my interest. I am very interested in reading more by this author, particularly his previous book, No Ordinary Grace. […]

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