Montauk (Review)

Montauk (Review)

by Nicola Harrison

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Publication Date: June 4, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Hardcover: 400 Pages


An epic and cinematic novel by debut author Nicola Harrison, Montauk captures the glamour and extravagance of a summer by the sea with the story of a woman torn between the life she chose and the life she desires.

Montauk, Long Island, 1938.

For three months, this humble fishing village will serve as the playground for New York City’s wealthy elite. Beatrice Bordeaux was looking forward to a summer of reigniting the passion between her and her husband, Harry. Instead, tasked with furthering his investment interest in Montauk as a resort destination, she learns she’ll be spending twelve weeks sequestered with the high society wives at The Montauk Manor―a two-hundred room seaside hotel―while Harry pursues other interests in the city.

College educated, but raised a modest country girl in Pennsylvania, Bea has never felt fully comfortable among these privileged women, whose days are devoted not to their children but to leisure activities and charities that seemingly benefit no one but themselves. She longs to be a mother herself, as well as a loving wife, but after five years of marriage she remains childless while Harry is increasingly remote and distracted. Despite lavish parties at the Manor and the Yacht Club, Bea is lost and lonely and befriends the manor’s laundress whose work ethic and family life stir memories of who she once was. Continue reading “Montauk (Review)”

Passengers – Blog Tour (Review & Giveaway)

Passengers – Blog Tour (Review & Giveaway)

by Elizabeth Collums

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Publication Date: December 7, 2018
Amite River Press
eBook; 185 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction


During the Great Irish Famine the Ewing family made their way from their rural cottage to the village of Highland Way. Annie, the oldest daughter was left to care for her mother and younger sister after her father left to find work in Dublin.

A mysterious letter arrives from America forcing Annie, Lily, and Katy into a harrowing journey. The hand written note not only will expose deep secrets, it will also challenge the strength and fortitude of the Ewing women, leading each member into their own soul searching voyage.

Follow this extraordinary passage that begins in Ireland and leads each woman to uncover their own courage and truths in this new world. Continue reading “Passengers – Blog Tour (Review & Giveaway)”

Celebrating Jamie Beck’s new novel, The Promise of Us (Interview & Giveaway)

Happy Sunday my dear readers!

I’m so excited to team up with Booksparks today to celebrate Jamie Beck’s new novel, The Promise of Us, book two of the Sanctuary Sound series

In the Sanctuary Sound series, readers have the chance to meet three friends that reconnect in their coastal hometown to repair broken bonds and face the uncertainty of their future. The Promise of Us is the second book that will release on April 9, 2019.

 Our welcome to a lovely author so dear to us…

Jamie Beck

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Bones Don’t Lie

by Melinda Leigh

Bestselling author Melinda Leigh visits the small upstate New York town of Scarlet Falls to feature former prosecutor Morgan Dane. Following the death of her husband in the Iraq war, Morgan returns to Scarlet Falls to heal for herself and her three young daughters. But just as she starts to rebuild her life—and find love again—a new tragedy strikes putting Morgan once again in harm’s way.

Private investigator Lance Kruger was just a boy when his father vanished twenty-three years ago. Since then he’s lived under the weight of that disappearance—until his father’s car is finally dredged up from the bottom of Grey Lake. It should be a time for closure, except for the skeleton found in the trunk. A missing person case gone cold has become one of murder, and Lance and attorney Morgan Dane must face the deadly past that’s risen to the surface.

For Lance, the investigation yields troubling questions about a man he thought he knew. But memories can play dirty tricks. For Morgan, uncovering each new lie comes with a disquieting fear that someone is out there watching, because someone is killing every witness tied to this decades-old crime. Morgan and Lance follow in the shadows of a relentless killer and walk right into the cross fire.

Praise for Melinda Leigh

“Complex characters, a web of small-town relationships, and intriguing legal details keep the pages turning and add depth to the growing relationship between Morgan and Lance…” —Publisher’s Weekly on Say You’re Sorry

“This novel is a terrific whodunit tale with unexpected plot twists and a touch of romance to soften the edges. This one will keep readers guessing as they race toward the finish line hoping for answers.” —RT Book Reviews on Seconds to Live

“[I]ntelligent writing, maturity of characters and some subtle inserts of heat and humour have made me a fan of this series…” —Unstuck Pages on Her Last Goodbye