The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals by Becky Mandelbaum – Book Review

The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals by Becky Mandelbaum is a literary fiction. The story is about The Bright Side Sanctuary in St Clare run by Mona. The story has a wonderful way of bringing a buried sensible side of the reader. Mona and her daughter Ariel whose relationship is ruined after Ariel decides to leave the sanctuary six years ago, get a second chance to fix the damage. 

Mona’s love for animals makes my heart ache. Ariel who is living a different life with Dex in Lawrence, comes back after hearing about the fire at the sanctuary. The mother daughter relationship is beautiful in a unique way. Ariel’s first love Gideon and the current love Dex who are complete opposites become friends in strange circumstances. 

The story is basically the contradiction Ariel is experiencing between her current life and her life at the sanctuary. There is love, friendship, hope, forgiveness and letting go. If you are an animal lover, this book brings new meaning to your love for animals. I loved the author’s way of putting a bigger picture in front of the reader. I totally enjoyed reading this book. 

Thanks to Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster for sharing the ARC copy with me. The book is releasing on August 4th, 2020.

The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders – Book Review

The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders is a contemporary romantic fiction. Theresa and Alessandro are a beautiful couple who come together in a marriage full of conditions. Though the chemistry between them is amazing, Alessandro feels suffocated in the marriage. Theresa who is madly in love with Alessandro tries her best to make the good wife.

When Alessandro understands that Theresa has no idea about her father’s evil intentions, Alessandro decides to give the marriage another shot but Theresa is heart broken by then. The story is beautiful and I cried a lot reading this cute story. The author definitely is on my top 10 list of favorite authors. 

The pace of the story is very smooth and as a reader, I fell in love with both the lead characters. The detailing, scenes and story line are very well executed by the author. So much love to her. A must read for romantic book lovers.

The Woman in the Mirror by Rebecca James

The Woman in the Mirror by Rebecca James is one of the best suspense thriller I read in the recent times.

Back in 1947, Alice gets a job as a governess to the twins of Winterbourne. She can’t help falling for the Captain. But before she could dream any further, the house starts playing weird games. Just like the other women before her in Winterbourne, Alice loses her sanity and ends up in an asylum.

In the present day, Rachel in America receives a letter about Winterbourne property she acquired after death of her family. Being an adopted child, she never knew her roots but always wanted to find out her lineage. She decides to go to England to find about her family. Rachel finally finds out about her family, and the curse upon the de Greys.

This is a gripping novel with amazing twists. The detailing took my breath away. I couldn’t sleep at nights and the story seemed to bring a slight shiver down my spine. Extremely well written. The female leads are incredible. A must read, I must say! The book will be up for sale from March 17th, 2020.

Special thanks to Edelweiss Plus and Minotaur Books for sharing the ARC copy with me.

Lean Against This Late Hour by Garous Abdolmalekian – Book Review

Lean Against This Late Hour by Garous Abdolmalekian is divine. I am literally trying to come up with a word that might precisely explain the way I’m feeling right now, after reading this book. I’ve read thousands of books but this one is out of this world. Each and every poem is a master piece. If the poems are so beautiful after being translated to English, I can only imagine how wonderful they would be like in the originally written Persian language. Idra Novey and Ahmad Nadalizadeh did a great job with the translation. I completed reading this book in just an hour and I re-read immediately. I cried after I finished reading the poems.

The author has described the current world where we are residing in an excellent way. Anyone who reads these poems will be a transformed person. I feel like I was reborn after reading them. I really am not allowed to say more but my heart is so full right now. I am in love with the poet.

I feel honored to be able to read this book. Thank you so much Penguin Random House Publications for sharing the Advance Reviewers Copy with me. The book is going to be published in April, 2020. I suggest every single human being to read this book without any age limit.

The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey – Book Review

The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey is a romantic fiction. Finn Walker a special agent with the Coastal Guard Investigative Services who is investigating the death of a Coastal Guard officer. Investigative reporter Gabby is hiding from a mafia leader whom she put behind the bars. Finn and Gabby who are stuck together investigate the serial deaths of the coastal guards.

Finn and Gabby love each other but remain calm in the fear of losing each other. Finn tries his best to keep Gabby safe while Gabby is a strong and brave journalist who won’t give up a story for any reason.
During the investigation, Finn and Gabby fall in danger’s way many times but their determination finally helps them unravel the suspense and the killer and also catch a big smuggling racket.

A sweet story of love, family, suspense and second chance. I loved it.