Book Review: The Family Cross by Gabrielle Ash

I was excited to get a copy of The Family Cross by Gabrielle Ash from Netgalley. It didn’t disappoint.

There was something lovable about Matilda and Samson. They were complex and unpredictable. I loved reading their journey and near the end I couldn’t put the book down. I lost sleep in the best way possible.

The story twisted and turned, keeping me guessing who did what and why.

Normally I don’t enjoy reading first person books, but the author wrote it so well that I barely noticed.

I have to say, I was surprised to like a supernatural contemporary book. I usually read historical or high fantasy.

That bring said, I can’t wait to read what happens next!

Book review: Reset by Sarina Dahlan

Reset by Sarina Dahlan is the best book I’ve read this year. It’s beautifully written and has some interesting insight.

It started off slow for me, but when it got around 30% I couldn’t put it down.

The characters were complex. I especially loved Benja.

The parts about music were interesting and thought provoking.

The whole concept of Reset made me wonder if I don’t value my time. If I had only 4 years, would I make the same choices? Would I find the same people?

A part of me loved the ending, but I wish there was more of it. I want to know what happens after. Yet, sequels could end up wrecking the book’s ending.
I can’t wait to see what other stories the author has to tell.

Book Review: An Engagement Of Sorts by Alene Wecker

I found this ARC on Netgallery for a review.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s a slow burn romance with some great humor.

I didn’t think I would like Anne or Thomas, but both of them stole my heart. Their romance was sweet and it made my heart warm.

I love that it is all told in Anne’s point of view. That’s my favorite kind of romance. It keeps you guessing about what the man is thinking. She shows nice development over the course of the narrative.

The back of the book tells you what is fact and what is fiction. It’s interesting the author chose to write about some of her own ancestors. The author paid special attention to the historical details, and you can see the research that went into this.

The story and the humor reminded me of Georgette Heyer, which may be why I loved it so much.

I couldn’t put this book down! After I read it I looked up the author and found this was her debut novel! I hope I see more from Alene Wecker in the future.

Book review: Lady Rosemund books

I recently read and loved the two books in the series Rosie and McBrae Regency Myatery by Barbara Monajem.

My favorite mysteries always surprise me and these two gems are no exception. Both books kept me guessing, pulling me through them effortlessly.

I love Lady Rosemund. The author’s voice is perfect for the character. She made me laugh a lot because she was so relatable yet snobbish.

McBrae is mysterious himself. I hope more about him is revealed in the next book, and what a wait that next book will be.

I came to hate Lady Rosemund’s mom and brother, but her father is a delight. I think that’s how you identify a good writer. They make you feel.

In any case, I’m eagerly awaiting the next installment.