This one had everything! Spoiled rotten and filthy rich, the de Santoval triplets are a handful.
Grace is interested in nothing or no one except art. Violetta has just signed up for a reality show based on her love of partying and making the papers. Carlotta just wants to work with her horses and she’ll do anything to get what she wants.
When they receive a call saying their mother is in a coma and their father is on the lam with millions, their lives are turned inside out. All of them have dirty little secrets as well as some tragic ones.
We watch them go from very unlikable girls to strong adult women who have to learn to run their mother’s company, and in doing so they discover who they really are and what they really want.
I really loved this one. It had everything. Fashion, Art, Horses and women who take their destiny into their own hands, sleazy businessmen and cheating husbands as well as a man claiming to be their brother.
I loved their mother Birdie most of all. And I’m still not sure she didn’t know what was going on. Well Done!
Netgalley/ November 20th 2018 by Aria
The day Mia Jensen died, she finally got to live.
Mia Jensen is not having a good day. Her life hasn’t turned out the way she thought and now she is lying on her kitchen floor, dying. Stabbed by her husband.
But in those moments she is allowed to see her own What if? moment. And to do that Ellison has brought in a group of authors that are nothing short of brilliant! What if she had chosen to be a mother? A politician’s wife? Would she have chosen a different path?
This is one of those pieces of work that come along and leaves you thinking about every life choice you have ever made. And what would you do if you had the chance for a do over?
Each story tells a different path and outcome. I have no idea how all of these authors come together and speak with the same voice. I have never read anything like this and it is just a brilliant idea and body of work. And yes I’ve used the word brilliant more than once. I find myself wandering around my house thinking, ” That was bloody brilliant!” and this is not something I normally do. I’m jaded. I’ve read it all. Except this.
Very Well Done All Of You!
Netgalley/ November 5th 2018 by Two Tales Press
A holiday retelling of You’ve Got Mail that will make you fall in love with the Christmas Season!
Angela Carson inherited her lighthouse turned holiday store, Heart of Christmas as well as her Grandmother’s beach home.
The business has been run by three generations of women trying to support their family and being a part of the small town of Pleasant Sands, North Carolina.
But since a new chain store has come to town, this may be the last generation to have a store.
As Angela struggles to make a decision, her niece suggests she write to Santa on her app. To get her sister off of her back, she does. And finds a pen pal with good advice and maybe a chance at love.
This was such a sweet Christmas miracle story. I hope we see more of Angela and Pleasant Sands. There are quite a few really good characters here. It wasn’t sappy but it was uplifting and made me smile a lot!
Netgalley/October 16th 2018 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Lou opened a French theme restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at her fiancee’s urging. He would rather her stay home and tend to him and his needs, but when Lou pops in unannounced she finds he’s having his dessert with his intern.
Needless to say Lou is having a bad day. And it’s only going to get worse when a food critic slams her food the same night.
With her restaurant sinking fast, and a new love interest she just may lose both if she isn’t careful and following her heart.
I loved the Milwaukee food scene. I was hungry the entire book, which is usually the case with Reichert’s books!
I would love to live in Eternity Springs. It is truly a magical place.
Devin is perfectly happy with his life. Being a fishing guide in Australia with no wife or kids. And he loves coming home to his family in Eternity Springs. And it is during that Christmas visit that mysterious and magical things begin to happen. Doing a good deed ruins his phone and the one he has borrowed is apparently the number for the North Pole. So when he gets a Christmas Eve call from a little boy in Nashville who really wants a Dad for Christmas, something about it pulls at him.
In Nashville, Dr. Jennifer Stockton is celebrating Christmas Eve with her son when all hell breaks loose as the doors are broken down, and a SWAT team with guns is staring at her. She has been swatted. But who is this mysterious stalker who keeps finding her and terrorizing her and her son, Reilly?
When the two finally meet in Eternity Springs, Devin and all the guys are determined to help Jenna and uncover her stalker.
Will her phone Santa come through? Will she finally be able to find peace and safety for herself and Reilly? You will have to read this one to find out.
A story of family, love, healing and maybe a bit of magic!
Netgalley/September 25th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press