Book Review: Every Summer After

Every Summer After by Carley Fortune. My rating: 5 of 5 stars. Every Summer After is the New York Times bestselling debut by Carley Fortune. It’s a “second-chance romance” novel that marks a step out of my comfort zone into a genre that perhaps it’s still fair to say is traditionally enjoyed by women. I’ve always loved a good chick-flick, and came to this book … Continue reading Book Review: Every Summer After

Book Review: The Versions of Us

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett. My rating: 4 of 5 stars. Laura Barnett’s The Versions of Us is the story of Eva and Jim, spanning almost six decades from the moment they meet (or don’t meet) in 1958. The story follows three alternate paths through their lives, stemming from the moment Eva encounters a dog while riding her bicycle along the backs of … Continue reading Book Review: The Versions of Us

Book Review: Water Shall Refuse Them

Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy. My rating: 4 of 5 stars. When I scanned the synopsis for Water Shall Refuse Them, I knew I had to read the novel. Several themes attracted me immediately: the heatwave of 1976, the rural setting, and the folk horror of the British landscape. The unsettling tone in the first chapter quickly sealed the deal, and I … Continue reading Book Review: Water Shall Refuse Them