Genre: Contemporary Women

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Posted March 3, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are. 4.5 Stars – 4 for the overall book and 5 for the audiobook experience. A tear-jerker, several times over. Emotional historical fiction set in France, about two very different sisters and the often forgotten role of women […]

Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

Posted January 7, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

Alex Dale is a functioning alcoholic and very-part-time journalist working on a story about comatose patients. While Alex is visiting the Neuro-Disability ward at the hospital, she recognizes Amy Stevenson, a young woman who was left for dead in the woods. It was a huge case in the local media, but the perpetrator was never […]

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mckenzie

Posted January 1, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mckenzie

“We’re old enough not to care what our parents think, but somehow we do,” Paul admitted, philosophically.“That’s for sure. ” “Because they allowed us to exist. ” She had once concluded everyone on earth was a servant to the previous generation—born from the body’s factory for entertainment and use. A life could be spent like […]

Black-eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

Posted October 26, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Black-eyed Susans by  Julia Heaberlin

My grandfather once told me that God puts pieces in the wrong places to keep us busy solving puzzles, and in the perfect places so that we never forget there is a God. Fun-to-read suspense novel that takes place in Texas with an amnesiac narrator. I had a four-star time reading it. I used to […]

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Posted October 11, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

3.5? A portrait of a marriage that is held together by what can never be said. The writing was overdone at times and the first half barely held my interest, but the second half makes it worth a read. Do not go into this one expecting a thriller. …she saw on the Internet a video […]

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

Posted September 30, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

Exploration into the meaning of art and the ephemeral nature of love + a satirical look at the business of art, with a colorful cast of characters and a relatable heroine. For someone else, it could be a great life: interesting, exciting and relatively free of worry. The problem is that it doesn’t happen to […]

After You by Jojo Moyes

Posted September 30, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
After You by Jojo Moyes

Satisfying, realistic update and pleasant read, but lacks the magic of Me Before You. . . (Me Before You spoilers ahead) . . “Eighteen months. Eighteen whole months. So when is it going to be enough?” I say into the darkness. And there it is, I can feel it boiling up again, this unexpected anger. […]

Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford

Posted September 17, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford

“I think our generation is obsessed with too much. We keep wanting to trade up, and if you think about Schopenhauer, the futility of striving and the ultimate emptiness of human desires…”…Evelyn had thought the weekend in the Hamptons, at Nick’s house that he owned and didn’t rent, with her friends who had gone to […]

A Place We Knew Well by Susan Carol McCarthy

Posted August 18, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Place We Knew Well by Susan Carol McCarthy

“Life, like the sea, comes at us hard,” he could hear Old Pa saying. “It’s kindness–simple human kindness—that buffers the blows.” A family drama set in central Florida, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Wes Avery is a successful gas station owner and dutiful family man. His once meticulous wife Sarah is slowly pulling away from […]

The Best of Enemies by Jen Lancaster

Posted June 25, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Best of Enemies by Jen Lancaster

Jack Jordan, a somewhat smug foreign correspondent, shares her best friend Sarabeth with the somewhat shallow stay-at-home supermom Kitty Carricoe. Jack and Kitty have been sworn enemies since a misunderstanding during college and the rivalry has escalated out of control over the last couple of decades. When Sarabeth’s husband in involved in a fatal plane […]