Before We Were Yours — Lisa Wingate

Before We Were Yours — Lisa Wingate

Read Date: September 30th, 2019Rating: 3.5/5Format: Print Book Avery Stafford, daughter of a prominent South Carolina senator, discovers a cryptic family secret and is determined to work to the bottom of it. When Avery's dragonfly bracelet ignites a spark of recognition in a stranger in a nursing home, Avery compiles a few seemingly small details [...]

August Wrap-Up!

August Wrap-Up!

After a completely chaotic summer, I finally had a really strong reading month in August! Here are the titles I read this month: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende: I LOVE magical realism and Hispanic literature, so this was a big win for me, coming in at 5 stars! This was also my [...]

The House of the Spirits — Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits — Isabel Allende

Read Date: August 8, 2019Rating: 5/5Format: Print Book Where to begin! Frequent readers and visitors will know that I am a true lover of magical realism, specifically from Hispanic authors, and The House of the Spirits epitomizes that genre. A multigenerational saga of the Trueba family, Spirits is replete with familial trials and tribulations, hardships [...]