So, I don't really agree with the 'hilarious' take everyone seems to label SIster Agatha with. It's not because you have an unfunny book in your hands--far from it! Sister Agatha is an entertaining novel, and humorous parts are def present; it's just not a guffwaf-inducing story, since the merry tone is a bit more subdued that I thought before starting it. If you ask me, it's a feature rather than a bug
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#Book Review – Brazen: My Unorthodox Journey from Long Sleeves to Lingerie; J. Haart
Interesting work, but it could have been so much better! The first section is informative enough and I like all the details Haartz providesa her reader: I never had the chance to delve deep into religious topics before, so I latched onto Brazen with enthusiasm.
#Book Review #Book Tour – 50 States; R.R. Becker
Not sure I already mentioned it, but writing short stories is a hard and often thankless job. Each story needs to be small, concise, and to the point, with interesting characters and clever plots; in a way, it takes more skill to produce them than a single book.
#Book Review #ARC – Summer at the French Café; S. Moorcroft
So, without further ado, I’ve got to say that Summer at the French Café is a peculiar one. It’s well-written, even if a bit slow here and there, and with an interesting pair of MCs. Kat and Noah have good inner voices, and they’re quite fun to follow along; maybe they should be a little more proactive though, less–less ‘life is steamrolling all over me’, but that’s a matter of personal tastes.
#Book Review #ARC – The Attic Child; L. Jaye
Jaye, however, did a tremendous job here. Her writing style is poignant yet delicate, crafting The Attic Child with slow, sure strokes. Every word has been chosen with care and delivered with a strength that leaves you staggering. Staggering while asking for more.
#Book Review #ARC – The Sweet Shop of Second Chances; H. Lynn
What a great read! First thing first, the story arc is super. Great idea, great execution, the ups and downs are well-timed, and the MC is so relatable. You end up caring about Holly within the first chapter, about her struggles and the way she responds to them. Is she a bit naive sometimes? Of course *cough cough*. Is she able to overcome her fears and go through an excellent character growth? Yes. Color me satisfied.
#Book Tour #Book Review – The Grooms Wore White; C. Lindhurst
Let me start by stating that I love the idea behind this book. It’s cute, it’s funny, and it’s well-thought-out: Lindhurst grabs some tropes and builds a story around them, using them as a starting point rather than relying on them. The latter is the easy way out, but also the mark of a lazy author; the former is trickier, but also a chance to showcase an author’s writing skills. Well done!
#Book Review #ARC #Mini Review – Here We Are… On Route 66; J. Hinckley
Travel books are comfort books. They’re there to take you on a journey–always appreciated–and show you new places. Or, old places you can’t get enough of. Here We Are… on Route 66 belongs to the latter category. I think I read a decent chunk of Route 66-related books, and I’m still coming back for more: there are so many attractions, so many cool places, and signs.
#Book Review – The Cabin Sessions; I. Blackthorn
I’ve been warned from the very beginning that The Cabin Sessions was a slow book. Other reviewers seemed to confirm it, so I wasn’t expecting anything fast-paced or ripe with action when I dived in.
#Book Review – Adonias Low; D.A. Watson
Watson doesn’t beat around the bush. The language and the setting are historically appropriate, a detail that never fails to cheer me up: watered-down or censored versions of history may be fine and dandy for some, just not for me. Accuracy is the name of the game here, what I value the most in a story like this one, and accuracy is what I got. Sweet.