ARC Review: You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao

Title: You’ve Reached Sam Author: Dustin Thao Publisher: Wednesday Release Date: 11/9/21 Genre: Romance Age Range: Young Adult Content Warnings: grief, death, divorce/separated parents, racism, car crash Rating: ★★★ Publisher’s Summary: Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city, spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam … More ARC Review: You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao

Review: tick, tick…BOOM!

Release Date: 11/19/21 Where to Watch: Netflix (and some limited movie theaters) Starring: Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin De Jesús Director: Lin-Manuel Miranda Summary: On the cusp of his 30th birthday, a promising young theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City. Rating: ★★★★★ I first read the script of … More Review: tick, tick…BOOM!

ARC Review: Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Title: Weather Girl Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon Publisher: Berkley Release Date: 1/11/22 Genre: Romance Age Range: Adult Content Warnings: depression, anxiety, teen parenthood Rating: ★★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: A TV meteorologist and a sports reporter scheme to reunite their divorced bosses with unforecasted results in this charming romantic comedy from the author of The Ex Talk. Ari Abrams has always been fascinated by the … More ARC Review: Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

ARC Review: Three Coins by Kimberly Sullivan

Title: Three Coins Author: Kimberly Sullivan Publisher: Kimberly Sullivan Release Date: 10/22/21 Genre: Romance Age Range: Adult Content Warnings: drug addiction, mentions of anorexia, divorce, use of date rape drugs Rating: ★★ Publisher’s Summary: One Eternal City. Three women. Three wishes. Three coins. Emma, an American expat living in Rome for twenty years, can’t count on her ex-husband to help out … More ARC Review: Three Coins by Kimberly Sullivan

ARC Review: Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant

Title: Tacos for Two Author: Betsy St. Amant Publisher: Revell Release Date: 10/12/21 Genre: Romance Age Range: Adult Rating: ★★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: Rory Perez, a food truck owner who can’t cook, is struggling to keep the business she inherited from her aunt out of the red–and an upcoming contest during Modest’s annual food truck festival seems the best way to … More ARC Review: Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant

Review: Diana on Netflix

Release Date: 10/1/21 Where to Watch: Netflix Starring: Jeanna De Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye Summary: The dazzling and devastating life of Princess Diana takes center stage in this original musical, filmed in advance of its official Broadway opening. Rating: ★★★ I have long been fascinated by the British Royal family. There was a giant British family … More Review: Diana on Netflix

ARC Review: Murder Can Frost Your Doughnut by Rose Pressey

Title: Murder Can Frost Your Doughnut (Haunted Craft Fair Mystery #4) Author: Rose Pressey Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation Release Date: 9/28/21 Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Range: Adult Rating: ★★★ Publisher’s Summary: The ghost of an Elvis impersonator has got psychic painter Celeste Cabot all shook up…Celeste has pulled up in her pink Shasta trailer, aka mobile art studio, to the … More ARC Review: Murder Can Frost Your Doughnut by Rose Pressey