Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

THE LADY'S GUIDE TO CELESTIAL MECHANICS by Olivia Waite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"Utterly charming and subtly subversive."
The first in a series featuring romance between women. Read full book review >
ROGUE MOST WANTED  by Janna MacGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"This installment of The Cavensham Heiresses ranks well below its predecessors thanks to a slow pace, inconsistent characterization, and implausible motivations."
An earl's daughter raised in the wilds of Northumberland must fight for her title and home with the help of a dashing lord who has sworn off love. Read full book review >

SAY NO TO THE DUKE by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"A lusty journey back to Lindow Castle with a few dead ends on the way to a deeply felt romance."
The fourth installment of a Georgian-set but very modern romance series that explores the theme of reputation versus reality. Read full book review >
SIDE CHICK NATION by Aya de León
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"An absorbing, enlightening book that exemplifies the power of good storytelling."
Everything changes for Dulce Garcia, perennial party girl and sugar baby, when she meets Zavier, a freelance journalist, on a plane to the Dominican Republic, then gets caught in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria. Read full book review >
FINDING MRS. FORD  by Deborah Goodrich  Royce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"A compelling, well-written thriller with an effective, twisty plot."
In this literary thriller, a privileged woman's life unravels when a figure from her past seeks her out. Read full book review >

AN AMERICAN DUCHESS by Caroline Fyffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"A half-baked plot with two lukewarm romances."
Cultural and societal differences challenge two women and their romantic interests in Victorian England. Read full book review >
THE TELL TAIL HEART  by Cate Conte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"In a subgenre in which dialogue and character development typically take a back seat to ailurophilia, Conte's cat cafe series (Purrder She Wrote, 2018, etc.) is eminently readable and often immersive."
A cat fancier in an island town delves into a murder that brings her own family secrets to light. Read full book review >
BAD THINGS by Nancy Bush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"A salacious mystery with a middling romance."
A string of connected murders in a small town reunites two former sweethearts in this romantic thriller. Read full book review >
DATING BY THE BOOK by Mary Ann Marlowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"Romance junkies will get a kick out of this fun, self-referential spin on just about every trope in the book."
A negative review of her book inspires an author and bookstore owner to rewrite her love life. Read full book review >
HAPPINESS, AS SUCH by Natalia Ginzburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"Another masterpiece from one of the finest postwar Italian writers."
A young man flees to England, leaving his family in shambles behind him. Read full book review >
A RAINBOW ABOVE US by Sharon Sala
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"Overwrought small-town drama relegates the romance to an unsatisfying subplot."
A construction company owner returns home and finds love with a hurricane refugee. Read full book review >
THE DRY HEART by Natalia Ginzburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"Haunting, spare, and utterly gorgeous, Ginzburg's novel is a classic of the wife-murders-husband variety."
A murderous account of an unhappy marriage. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >