Singing Back To The Sirens by Margaret DeRitter is a beautiful book with poems that talk about the life of a woman. Each poem is an amazing representation of her desire, love, loss and grief.
The book has two parts with wonderful poems. Poems talk about different forms of love, the kind between mother and child, two best friends, and a lot more. The exploration of sexuality at an early age, falling for a friend and accepting herself are written beautifully by the author.
I liked how the author presented the frustrations of a lesbian woman when she falls for a straight woman. And that really made my heart clench. The struggles she faces from the moment she identifies her sexuality to finding her love, losing it and going through the grief are very well written in the form of poems and it is kind of incredible.
Each poem is a song sung back to the many wonderful women in her life. After all, they shaped the way she sees desire, love, pain, strength and many more emotions, thus helping her define life and evolve.
Margaret DeRitter is a promising author. She crafted the poems very well. I look forward to reading more of her works. I received this book from Librarything for an honest review.
The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler is a feast to the reader. This is a beautiful story placed in a small town in Alaska named Moose Springs. After reading this book, I so want to go to Moose Springs and have a small vacation, all thanks to the author for the wonderful details she included about the town in the book.
Graham is a local of Moose Springs who runs a cage named ‘The Tourist Trap’. He loves his small town and hates when tourists come and spoil the peace among the locals. Long time ago, he made a rule of ‘no tourist’ policy for his own dating life. But all the caution flies right out of the window when he lays his eyes on Zoey, who comes to visit the town for two weeks on a vacation.
Zoey and Graham fall hard and fast for each other. I couldn’t help but fall in love with both Jake, Graham’s pet dog and Ulysses, the town’s moose. They play a key role in bringing Zoey and Graham together. Though Graham initially builds walls to put Zoey at distance, he eventually gives in. And for all the romantics out there, there is a proper filmy ending to this story that you wouldn’t wanna miss.
There is also a little drama around the town is losing its economy and the locals completely going against the privatization of the town and its local businesses.
This book is going to be released on May 5th, 2020. A perfect read for summer. Being a traveler myself, I loved this book so much. Cover illustration by Kristen Solecki is very cute. Thank you Sourcebooks and Sarah Morgenthaler for sharing the ARC copy with me.
Run With It by ML Nystrom is the first book of A McAteer Brothers book series. I’ve read every single book of Dragon Runner MC Series by this author, from Mute to Brick and I must say, she is one of my favorite authors. I totally enjoyed every single book.
Now, after reading Run With It, I cant wait to read the next books in the series. Ms Mystrom has a way of gripping the reader from the first page till the last. This book is particularly close to my heart where she tells the story of a single mother Beverly Archer who is struggling to make the ends meet and be there for her kids all by herself. Connor McAteer is the neighbor who is always there for Beverly and her four children in every way.
It takes really long time for the both of them to look past their friendship and realize their love for each other, but, in the end, they have their happily ever after. The female leads are strong and independent in Nystrom’s novels and the male leads definitely hold a special place in my heart. The way they treat their women brings tears to my eyes. They never leave the hand of their love and family, no matter what.
Being a single mother myself, I know what it is like to raise a child all by yourselves, meeting the financial needs and emotional needs of the kids. I loved the dedication in the beginning from the author and I fell in love with her all over again. Its a beautiful book.
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.