The Garden of Blue Roses by Michael Barsa *Review+Book Tour+Giveaway*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour!  An odd story with bits of dark humor thrown in, a mystery and an eccentric unreliable narrator built up this unique gothic fiction.  As a debut novel this was really well done and I’m excited to see what is next for Michael.  I gave this 3.5 stars!

“I didn’t trust his death.  Father was an author. He was words.  You can’t kill words.”

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The Widow’s Watcher by Eliza Maxwell *Book Tour+Review+Giveaway*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Amazon Publishing for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and for having me on this book tour!  I was pleasantly surprised by this book as I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but I ended up emotionally attached by the end and hoping that we see these characters again soon.  I give this book four stars!

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The Longest Silence by Debra Webb *Book Tour+Review*

Thank you so much Harlequin Books and TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour!  Debra Webb’s newest mystery had me hooked from page one, reading quickly along with the twists and turns.  Fast paced, dark, and creepy I rate this 4 out of 5 stars!

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The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz *Review+Book Tour+Giveaway*

Thank you so much Harlequin Books and TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and for having me on this book tour!

The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz is weird in a way that makes you unable to look away, it draws you in and before you know it you’ve devoured this dark tale in one sitting.  With definite “Flowers in the Attic” vibes this book will grab you from page one and make you question what is right and what is wrong all the way until the very end.  I rate this unique story 3.5/5 stars!

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In Every Moment We Are Still Alive by Tom Malmquist *Review+Book Tour+Giveaway*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Melville House for sending me a copy of this book for review and having me on this book tour!

Tom Malmquist writes a heartbreaking fictional story based on what he experienced in his own personal life. The grief he deals with is profound and what he has to go through in the wake of that grief is almost unbearable.  A touching story with insights into the Swedish culture, though the writing was not my favorite, I rated this book 3 stars.

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The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner *Review+Book Tour+Giveaway*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Graydon House for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour.

Following four best friends over the course of many years, this book explores hard topics such as abuse, miscarriages, and betrayal, but even more importantly tells the story of love, friendship, and family.  I give this genuine story of friendship standing the test of time 4 out of 5 stars!

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Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry *Review+Book Tour*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Harlequin Teen for sending me a copy of Say You’ll Remember Me in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour!

I will say I wasn’t sure about this book at first since it took me a while to really get into it, but by the end I was so invested in these characters that my emotions were all over the place.  I rate this beautifully touching coming of age romance 4 out of 5 stars!

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Best Friends Forever by Margot Hunt *Review+Book Tour+Giveaway*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Harlequin Books for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as well as having me on this book tour!

Do we ever truly know the people we are closest too?  Best Friends Forever explores the haunting realities of the deception and lies of those closest to us all while keeping the reader guessing until the very end, “who dun it?”  A quick read because you won’t want to put it down, I rate this thriller 4 stars!

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The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor *Review+Book Tour+Giveaway*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Crown Publishing for sending me a copy of this book for review and for having me on this book tour!

The Chalk Man is my first read of the year and I am so glad it was!  An easy 5 stars.  This fast paced mystery hooked me from chapter one and kept me guessing until the very last page.  As much as this is a mystery it also reminds us that all of our choices and decisions have consequences.  What we choose to do and to tell others has just as much impact on our lives as what choose not to do or tell.  A very important lesson wrapped up in a creepy, page turning, mystery.

“What shapes us is not always our achievements but our omissions.  Not lies; simply the truths we don’t tell.”

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Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart *Review+Giveaway+Book Tour*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Atria Publishing for sending me a copy of Little Broken Things for review and for having me on this tour!  Touching on topics of family, motherhood, and love all with elements of mystery and thrill this book kept me on edge until the last pages.  Easily rate this 4 stars!

Be sure to see the end of the review to find out about the giveaway for one free copy of this book!

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