Book Review: The Book of Essie: A Novel by Meghan MacLean Weir

*Thanks for the free book, @aaknopf; it’s my pleasure to be a part of your monthly book send programme and provide honest reviews for the titles chosen* There's just something so simple, yet stunning, about this cover. And the writing inside is equally as stunning, The Book of Essie is an intelligent and emotional novel. … Continue reading Book Review: The Book of Essie: A Novel by Meghan MacLean Weir

Book Review: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (Beartown #2)

Us Against You was my most anticipated read of the year, it is the sequel to Beartown (also published as The Scandal). Can a broken town survive a second tragedy? The follow-up to the international bestseller Beartown. Beartown is dying . . . Tucked in a forest in the frozen north, Beartown's residents are tough and … Continue reading Book Review: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (Beartown #2)

Book Review: The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop

Winthrop’s latest novel, The Mercy Seat, publishes June 14th. As the sun begins to set over Louisiana one October day in 1943, a young black man faces the final hours of his life: at midnight, eighteen-year-old Willie Jones will be executed by electric chair for raping a white girl - a crime some believe he … Continue reading Book Review: The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop