Saturday, November 20, 2021

The Secret Next Door by Rebecca Taylor

Release Date: November 9, 2021

About The Book:

It's the perfect neighborhood, filled with not-so-perfect people.

Alyson Tinsdale is giving her son the childhood she never had: a stable family, loving home, and a great school in a safe neighborhood. When they move into the home of her dreams in one of Denver's most sought-after developments, Alyson works hard to fit in and impress the other mothers.

Bonnie Sloan is the neighborhood matriarch. With her oldest son headed to Yale, and her youngest starting kindergarten, Bonnie is now pursuing her own long-held political aspirations. But it's her middle child, Elijah, and their private family struggles, that cast a shadow over her plans.

When the open space behind some of the most expensive homes gets slated for development into an amusement facility, the neighborhood becomes deeply divided. The personal pressures and community conflicts ratchet with every passing day, but it's when a thirteen-year-old boy is found dead beside the lake, that simmering tensions boil over into panic.

Gossip flows, lies are exposed, and accusations are made as cracks run through the community's once solid foundations. The neighborhood's faith in exterior appearances is eclipsed by the secrets every house keeps.

Rebecca Taylor, author of Her Perfect Life, returns with this fast-paced, engrossing novel that reminds us that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems.

My Thoughts

When Alyson insists that they move to the exclusive gated community...well her husband is less than pleased. You see...they can't afford the gorgeous home they are buying- again...Alyson does not care. She furnishes the home with the best of everything, she is absolutely desperate to fit in. 

This book had everything! Drama, mystery, wine club..yes book club!!! Did I mention these girls like their wine??? All is picture perfect- until it is not. When a neighborhood child is found murdered..well things get really interesting.

This book had me highly engaged the entire way. Not only was it entertaining- in a Real Housewives or a  Desperate Housewives type of way- which I love both! It was also a twisted domestic/thriller drama that kept me guessing. Every single person was a suspect on my list! The husband that locked his secrets in the basement, the neighbor who ranted constantly on social media or the mom who would get black out drunk?? Or maybe a complete stranger?? This seriously kept me guessing to the very end.

Thank you so much to SuzyApproved Tours, Rebecca Taylor and SourceBooks Landmark for my gifted copy.

About The Author:

Rebecca Taylor was born to a single British teen during a February blizzard in Green Bay, Wisconsin. When she was three, her mother met and married a US Marine. Like many children of military families, Rebecca spent the next fifteen years of her life moving. From Canada to Okinawa, and then all over the United States, she attended eight different schools before graduating high school.

Given that, she didn't really understand how people managed to stay in one place for more than twelve months. So, she spent her twenties working as an international flight attendant while pursuing degrees in psychology and sociology. It wasn't until she was pregnant with her first child and working on her graduate degree in psychology that she began writing fiction.

Rebecca has since written eight novels: ASCENDANT won the Colorado Book Award in 2014, and AFFECTIVE NEEDS was a finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award in 2017. HER PERFECT LIFE was her first work of psychological fiction and was published by Sourcebooks in 2020.

Thankfully, Rebecca did eventually learn how to sit and stay. She currently lives in sunny Colorado with her husband, two teens, two dogs, two cats, two fish...there seems to be something about the number two for her. 

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Walking Among the Trees by Frank M. Oliva


Release Date: June 22, 2021 

About The Book:

After notifying the bishop that a young girl possessed by an invisible demon must be exorcised immediately, Father Nathaniel Kerrigan is shocked when the bishop insists he perform the ritual. Panicked, Kerrigan calls on his old friend and trusted mentor, Monsignor Carmichael, to convince the bishop he should use another priest instead. But when Kerrigan claims he wants out because he has no experience with the preternatural, Carmichael fears there is much more at stake than Kerrigan's letting on. As Carmichael drags Kerrigan on a dark and painful journey through a secluded nature preserve, it soon becomes clear the real reason Kerrigan is so desperate to avoid the confrontation is that the demon inside the girl has a window into his hidden past.

My Thoughts

A little girl possessed by a demon...a priest with a past- that haunts him every single exorcism...well hello spooky season read! This is the perfect time to pick up this book! I was so excited to have been invited along on this book tour!

A great debut that had me flipping the pages well into the night. The writing was superb. I am loving this creeptastic cover! It is the perfect vibe for this book.

As the plot builds and Father Nathaniel Kerrigan is asked...well basically told that he needs to be present for an exorcism of this young girl, well he is less than thrilled....I thought it was just because..well you know- it's an exorcism. However it went much deeper than that. Father Kerrigan has some inner demons of his own that he is struggling with.

I really enjoyed the backstory of what ultimately led to the secrets being revealed of why Kerrigan was so deeply distraught. Available now and a super creepy read.

My thanks to Suzy Approved Tours, Frank M Oliva and Sage Tower Publishing for my gifted copy!

About The Author:

Frank Michael Oliva is a practicing attorney and law professor from Long Island, New York. As a teenager, he worked as a receptionist at the rectory of his local parish and developed a close relationship with one of the priests, a former English teacher. Their philosophical conversations about the nature of good and evil left a lasting impression on Frank and inspired him to write his first novel, Walking Among the Trees, nearly two decades later. When he isn't busy working or writing, Frank can be found spending time with his wife and twin children, reading, or playing video games.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Sound of Wings by Suzanne Simonetti


Release Date: May 4, 2021

About The Book:

Seventy-year-old Goldie Sparrows faces declining finances, questionable health, and a late husband who torments her from the beyond. She seeks refuge in her butterfly garden, which is filled with voices and memories from long ago.

Jocelyn Anderson is a struggling writer who finds escape from her custody battle in the journal of her late mother-in-law. As she gets pulled through the pages of time, Jocelyn discovers her own husband has a hidden history she knows nothing about. Is this secret now Jocelyn’s to keep?

Krystal Axelrod is living a life she never dreamed she could have. And yet the demons of a dysfunctional childhood and mean girl culture from her cheerleading days cast their shadow over her ability to feel whole, capable, and worthy. Does Goldie hold the key to Krystal’s path to freedom?

A masterfully crafted tale of love, friendship, betrayal, and the risks we take in the pursuit of justice.

My Thoughts

The inside of this book is as beautiful as the cover. This is a story of three women that are brought together by certain circumstance in their life and they form a bond like no other.

I loved all three characters as they each had their story to tell. I was shocked as several secrets I wasn't expecting it...a good twist that I did not see coming...I definately have a soft spot in my heart for Goldie, as her story had me to glued to the pages. The characters are so well developed that I felt like I knew all three.

Of course as the cover indicates...butterflies are also woven into this story. Goldie's sanctuary is her butterfly garden.

I know that many of you are aware that there is a belief that a butterfly visiting  you is a sign of your loved one's presence. I must admit that I never put much thought into this. However, a couple of years ago I was grieving and suddenly this butterfly started circling me and wouldn't leave me alone. It literally bumped into my several times- just brushing against me. I am now a believer.

There is nothing as beautiful and as graceful as a butterfly in my opinion. A heart warming story of friendship, family and life. This wonderful story will stay in my mind for a long time.

Thank you so much to Suzy Approved Tours and Suzanne Simonetti for my gorgeous gifted copy. This cover is stunning.

 About The Author:

SUZANNE SIMONETTI grew up in the New York suburbs just outside of the city. After earning a BS in marketing, she spent several years writing press releases, until she left her corporate job to focus on her passion for crafting fiction. She lives on Cape May Harbor with her husband. When not on her paddle board or yoga mat, she can be found at the beach trailing the shoreline for seashells, scribbling in her notebook, and channeling dolphins for meaningful conversation. Find her online at Website:

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