Rx: NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA by Chanel Cleeton

For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that's been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isolated in what would seem to be an alternate time. Cleeton... Continue Reading →

Rx: REUNION by Beth Brophy

REUNION is a work of upmarket women’s fiction that tells the story of three childhood friends whose reunion leads them to dish out old secrets, admit their failures, and come to new understandings of themselves as they avoid making the same mistakes they made in their past. Despite going in three vastly different directions, each... Continue Reading →

Rx: THE DOLLHOUSE by Fiona Davis

THE DOLLHOUSE by Fiona Davis is a work of historical women’s fiction, in which the past and present are tied together by the iconic Barbizon Hotel and a handful of mysterious inhabitants that remained long after the hotel was converted into condos. Told from the perspectives of two women living in Manhattan during two different time periods,... Continue Reading →


Sarah Maine’s THE HOUSE BETWEEN THE TIDES is typical chick-lit. It's commercial women's fiction with a mysterious family saga at its core. The novel alternates between two generations of the same families—one in the 1890s the other in 2010. In the opening chapters, Harriet Deveraux travels to Bhalla Island to assess her inherited estate for renovation... Continue Reading →


MRS. HOUDINI'S RENDEZVOUS by Victoria Kelly is a haunting work of historical women’s fiction about the love shared by Bess and Harry Houdini that outlasted death itself in his greatest trick of all—communicating to Bess through a series of photographs after his premature passing. Kelly has created a compelling plot that provides insights into the Houdini’s... Continue Reading →

Rx: THE LIFE INTENDED by Kristin Harmel

When I was working in publishing, I used to take all the free books offered to me like candy. Only now I’ve found my apartment cluttered in cheap-looking galleys. In an effort to purge my bad collector’s habit, I cracked open THE LIFE INTENDED by Kristin Harmel. THE LIFE INTENDED is typical ‘chick-lit’ that will... Continue Reading →

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