Hue’s Reviews: The Wife Between Us

A story with potential fell flat. Flatter than a crepe on the Champs-Elysee. Plot Vanessa’s the ex-wife of Richard. He’s marrying his younger fiancee and Vanessa’s not thrilled by the news. However, she’s not quite the scorned wife and she seeks to warn Emma of what her impending marriage may mean. Who’s trusting? Who’s not?…

Hue’s Reviews: The Last Mrs. Parrish

“Do not covet thy neighbor’s spouse”. My mother shared this wisdom nugget as I grew to teach that what one covet may seem sparkly on the outside by rusty and tarnished in the dark. Ah, Mommy’s lessons come in handy, especially when they play out on the page. Plot Amber wants a better life. She…

Hue’s Reviews: Good Me, Bad Me

Gripping tale of a young teen’s desire to overcome her mother’s homicidal shadow. Meet Milly aka Annie. She doesn’t want to be her mother like many daughters. But, they share a bond that one’s actively trying to cut, while at the same time, running towards. As she awaits her mother’s trial, and stays with a…

Hue’s Reviews: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

It’s not often that I read a book, expecting one thing based on its blurb, and foreclosing on an entirely different experience. Yet, when such an occurrence sits on my doorstep, I sing its praises until my voice no longer roars. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo stole my voice and I’m happy for the…

A Chock Full of Mini-Reviews (Just Kidding Four!)

I’m reading a lot this month. For some reason, autumn kick-started a glutton of books arriving at my door, via Overdrive and my overloaded TBR (More so, the former – yay, book apps!). Perhaps, one of these books will perk your gluttony also. Peer pressure’s a constant struggle, ya’ll. Gillian Flynn screwed me. She’s done…

The French Girl/Shirley Jackson Mini-Reviews

For this week’s mini-reviews, I introduce two books with stories where everything in front of us may not be what they seem, peeling at veneers set and in need of cracking. Lexie Elliot’s tale, The French Girl’s tagline: We all have our secrets, illustrates how far some will go to protect them. It debuts February…