★★★☆☆ The Last Carolina Girl is Megan Church’s debut novel. Set in 1935, Leah Payne is living a happy, simple life in Holden Beach when tragedy strikes, making her an orphan. She is forced to leave the people and town that she loves to live with a foster family in Matthews, N.C.
★★★☆☆ Megan Miranda writes excellent thrillers, so I was excited to see her latest book as one of my book of the month choices. The premise centers around a group of nine high school students who traveled by van on a service trip and managed to survive an accident deep in the Tennessee mountains on their way home.
★★★★☆ We Are the Light by Matthew Quick Matthew Quick is the best-selling author of the touching Silver Linings Playbook, which was turned into a film starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. His latest book, We Are the Light, also grapples with mental health issues and features characters with broken spirits. Told solely through letters … Continue reading We Are the Light by Matthew Quick
★★★☆☆ Told in dual timelines, this historical fiction/mystery book follows the lives of the Preston family. In the early timeline, Genevieve and Robert, an American intelligence agent, are raising their three children in Bangkok.