Tag: Contemporary

ARC Review: Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne *Stephanie’s Review*

I was hesitant about picking up a Christmas book in September. I really like to save my Christmas indulgences until after Thanksgiving……but I’ve really been wondering about this story’s couple for too long to put it off. I picked up Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne greedy for Elizabeth and Luke’s story. I have to be completely honest. I did not want to be […]

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson *Stephanie’s Review*

I loved The Vanishing Staircase by Maureen Johnson so much! It had a typical Maureen Johnson cliffhanger which I don’t love but I’m beginning to question that stance. Not much time has passed between the two books. Stevie ends up back at Ellingham Academy but she made a deal with the devil to get there. She is assigned to work with Dr. Fenton, a woman […]

6/19 Nostalgia Read Review Round Up

Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself that these books were written in the late 80s/early 90s. Kristy means well but I found her to be pretty condescending towards Susan’s parents throughout the book. You could also tell that she was being pretty naive. Susan is Kristy’s charge through this book and Susan is autistic. Kristy makes some pretty harsh judgements about how Susan’s […]

5/19 Nostalgia Read Review Round Up

I’m really beginning to like Mallory! In Mallory and the Mystery Diary she finds a diary from the late 1800s in Stacey’s attic. Mallory makes a reader of Buddy Barrett and together they solve the mystery of the diary. Loved this book! I also really liked how Mallory worked with Buddy to make him a reader. I know that feeling and it is a great […]