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Stories That Bind Us Review

I have not read Susie Finkbeiner’s other novel, All Manner of Things, but I have been finding a lot of new to me authors that I love lately, so I decided to give Stories That Bind Us a try. I also tend to gravitate towards books with people on the covers, but I have been finding some non-human cover books lately that I absolutely love! This one is no exception!! I am glad I decided to give it a go.
Not many books can do to me like the Disney movie Up does - makes me cry within the first few minutes/pages. Stories That Bind Us had me sobbing in the first part. While sobbing sounds bad, it also means that the story was very well written and relatable in a way that makes you feel connected to the characters. While I cannot personally relate to the situations Betty Sweet goes through (thankfully), but Finkbeiner hits a home run in guiding us through the character’s emotions and feelings.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions are my own, and I was not required to …

Standoff Review

In Standoff, Patricia Bradley takes us to a place of intense suspense. I love stories that have real life settings and take on the theme of a type of place like it sounds like Bradley’s Natchez Trace Park Rangers Series is destined to do! Character development is on par and the storyline moves great. Romance is sprinkled throughout (it IS a romantic suspense), but it is not the only focus. Dialog runs well and the reader has all of their questions answered as the story progresses.

Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish Review

Can I just say before I get started: this is like a Hallmark movie in a book!! Absolutely fantastic!
In Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish, we are introduced to Hadley and Max who are both chefs, but are polar opposites on their shows and at first in reality. Bethany Turner does a fabulous job of captivating our attention from the start.
Character development is great and progresses just fine throughout the novel.
My favorite part? The first kiss!! It caught me completely off guard and made me fall in love with the characters even more.
Hallmark needs to make this into a movie!!!