Author Carolyn Brown introduces the tough subject of dealing with delinquent teens in The Daydream Cabin. She posits that tough love is a valid approach to such a difficult issue. Troubled teens experience discipline and hard work at Piney Woods Academy, but they experience love and understanding there as well.
Category: Women’s Fic – Chick-lit
In Little Wishes by Michelle Adams, Once, in what now seems like a lifetime ago, Elizabeth Davenport fell in love with a young man in their seaside Cornish village who was deemed unsuitable by her father, the local doctor. Circumstances–some beyond their control and some of their own making–tore Elizabeth […]
In Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella, Ava’s life has been trundling along on a pretty good note, with her many hobbies, her wonderful friends, and her adorable beagle Harold. But her love life isn’t faring so well. Her latest dead end date–after using an online app–is enough to have […]
In In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren, The aging but still beautiful cabin Maelyn Jones and her family visit every year for Christmas in Park City, Utah, is her happy place. The snow, the festive decorations, and getting to catch up with her parents’ friends who have become her extended […]
She Gets That From Me by Robin Wells: From beginning to end, She Gets That from Me, is a sensational read that taps into the nature of love, whether blood is thicker than water, and whether we really do have the opportunity to choose who we consider to be our family.
In Sisters and Secrets by Jennifer Ryan, Just when Sierra and her two young boys were starting to rebuild their life after losing her husband in a car accident, disaster strikes again. This time it’s a wildfire that ravages their home and her job. Forced to stay with her mother […]
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman: Occasionally in life, a book will fall in your lap, for which you have utterly no expectation nor any background knowledge about, and 10 pages in, you’ll feel like you have entered a profound world of storytelling wherein your heart may stop beating if you can’t […]
Expectation by Anna Hope: Life in all its messy glory, is explored beautifully in Expectation by Anna Hope. This thoroughly well written novel is utterly and entirely about women and woman hood, friendship and sister-hood, and invariably becoming someone different or even more than what you expect.
In Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald, After helping her now former flatmates, engaged couple Maddy and Henry, move into their new home, Charlotte is beginning to realize that her life is rather dull. Not having her childhood best friend Maddy around to have a drink or talk out their […]
Carolyn Brown’s latest Women’s Fiction book, Miss Janie’s Girls is bittersweet, poignant and yet very inspirational. Miss Janie has a heart of gold, a great accomplishment given her early life with her hell and brimstone preacher father and her domineering, abusive mother.