Chick lit, Drama

The Lights of Sugarberry Cove by Heather Webber 

I can only start this review with what my understanding of Magical Realism in fiction. It is not the industry definition (something I could look up but choose not to do at this stage). It is when the idea of magic or 'otherworldliness is effortlessly woven into our contemporary world. This seems to be something… Continue reading The Lights of Sugarberry Cove by Heather Webber 

Historical fiction, Mystery

The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart by Nancy Campbell Allen

Normally, when I rate books like this one, a cozy historical mystery, I rely heavily on the lead protagonist's plotline to direct my rating. If I did that in case, I would have to deduct a star. The lead protagonist was extremely annoying, to begin with. Her entourage of cousins was better equipped to be… Continue reading The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart by Nancy Campbell Allen

Drama, Historical fiction

Faces in the Crowd by Feng Jicai , Translated by Olivia Milburn

I have had this book on my virtual shelf a while and was happy to finally get to it. I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did! The author has a very simplistic style, and like the drawings that precede each short story, we are given caricatures of different people in… Continue reading Faces in the Crowd by Feng Jicai , Translated by Olivia Milburn