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Shygirl: Reading After Midnight

I will read anything I can get my hands on. Seriously.

 Most books I read are reviewed for Harlequin Junkie, but I'll have an occasional independent or author requested review that I'll post.

Currently reading

Nine of Stars: A Wildlands Novel
Laura Bickle
Primal Heat: A Paranormal Shapeshifter Werejaguar Romance (The Shadow Shifters)
A.C. Arthur

Linda Francis Lee’s The Glass Kitchen is an outstanding women’s fiction novel that really resonated with me. Anytime food, family, and romance are combined to tell the story, I’m there. Plus…look at that beautiful book cover! Simple and oh-so-welcoming.


I thought there was a wonderful cadence to the writing here, which made it easy to follow along with the scenes and especially the dialogue, with it’s mix of serious and light. And the food references/analogies! They fit the story perfectly and, quite honestly, made me hungry. ;) I found the characters were easily relatable, even Portia and her uncanny ability with food. Surprisingly, the character I was the most invested in by the end was Ariel, Gabriel’s preteen daughter. She had been through a horribly traumatic event and was doing her best to deal with it. But she was a little too smart for her own good so she wouldn’t open up to anyone as she didn’t want to give away a secret that may further change her family forever.


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