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The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman • Magan Reviews

The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman [twitter • website] Publication Date: April 24, 2014 Publisher: Createspace Pages: 386 Target Audience: Contemporary Adult Fiction Keywords: weight and obesity, stigmas, friendship Format Read: Digital copy received from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Katie, Pixie, Ellie, and Jane are fed up with not seeing results at their weekly slimming meeting. They gossip and ignore the leader […]

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March 11, 2015 - 11:06 am

Magan - Alexa, definitely do! I enjoyed it so much. It was such a nice change of pace from my typical reading and offered a different perspective I gladly welcomed! 🙂

March 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Alexa S. - The Curvy Girls Club sounds so interesting! I’d never heard of it prior to your post, but I think I’m going to have to add it onto my list of books to check out 🙂

February 27, 2015 - 11:46 am

Magan - You’re welcome, Brianna! I really hope you pick it up and enjoy! 🙂

February 27, 2015 - 10:36 am

Brianna - This sounds great. Thanks for sharing your review.

Book Report: Nowhere but Home by Liza Palmer

As promised, friends, we’re trying to continue reading books together so we can chat about them for more Book Reports! As you’ll read below, we were highly, highly encouraged to read Nowhere But Home by some of our very favorite people. See if we agree with them about this adult fiction book! Nowhere but Home by Liza […]

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February 23, 2015 - 8:01 am

Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer | Estelle Reviews - […] Read our joint review of Liza Palmer’s NOWHERE BUT HOME […]

June 5, 2014 - 9:01 am

Big Kids Table: I MAY Be Late... But Book Bloggers Rock - […] but it just so happens I bought a copy of it on the bargain table at B&N. I adored Liza’s Nowhere But Home and I have two of Liza’s older books waiting for me at home. But I think this post reminds […]

November 4, 2013 - 5:37 pm

Alexa Y. - Another ringing endorsement for Nowhere But Home! I’m thinking I really have to get on the boat and read this one too. I loved seeing what you both thought of this story, and it pleases me that you enjoyed it too! That’s FIVE ringing endorsements for me now — and all from people I most definitely trust.

October 28, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - OH MY GOSH I LOVE THIS TO PIECES, 100000%.
Because I just loved the book so much. And I had hoped that Magan would love the book although I was a bit nervous because she’s so close to the area! YAY for reading it and loving it and this fun review style!!! I don’t think there’s anything I’d change either! I loved Cal and everything that is revealed about his character! Well, I just loved everything.

October 27, 2013 - 12:37 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I, too listened to Cassie and picked up a copy :). I love reading your bookish conversations, and this one is no exception! Super excited to read this one, especially after SO many of my trusted blogger buddies love it so much!

October 25, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Lucy - Such a fun book report! I’ve been meaning to read this book for so long. I can tell I’m going to love it. Yay for book pushers 🙂

October 25, 2013 - 8:57 am

Meg - What a fun way to review — I love it! And I really enjoyed this one, too. It was a big, unexpected surprise for me from beginning to end, and it was hard not to like and feel for Queenie. I also found the romance with Everett very believable, and I was sorry to see it end! Even months later, I can vividly remember scenes and passages… the mark of a great story. 🙂

October 25, 2013 - 8:42 am

Cassie - LADIES, LADIES! I am so so so over the moon happy that you both loved this one!!

Everything, like E mentioned was so perfect, and well researched, and it really brought the book to life for me. From the characters to the setting to the trials each person had to face, to finding a jackass [I’m looking at you, Hudson!] It was just so perfect.

THANK YOU for listening to me <3

xoxo

Estelle: All Summer Long by Susan Mallery

All Summer Long by Susan Mallery ( website | tweet ) Part of the Fool’s Gold series. Publication Date: 7/31/2012 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult Keywords: mother/daughter relationships, second chances,  stereotypes Format read: ARC from NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Charlie is used to people misjudging her, but who would believe she would have this […]

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September 7, 2012 - 7:53 am

VeganYANerds - This sounds GOOD! I haven’t read anything by this author before but you had me from the beginning of this review. I like the focus on how we treat men and women, especially based on their careers. And I am so sad that the Kindle version is not avail. for Aus

September 5, 2012 - 1:17 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I think I may have to start reading this series. Seriously.

September 5, 2012 - 12:44 pm

Estelle - Lisa, it’s the perfect time to grab a few for your eReader. The sales are awesome for both a Nook & a Kindle! I like how they are part of a series but so easily, standalone. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!!!! Let me know if you start one of these!

September 5, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Lisa - This is how I feel about the Sookie Stackhouse books – formulaic, fun, and jump right in for the sexytimes when you feel up for it. The characters are just hanging out and waiting for you. Whenever you get there.

This sounds like yet ANOTHER new series I need to start!

September 5, 2012 - 10:35 am

Tara - To be honest, you had me at “ex-butt model.” Count me in!

Estelle: Daughters for a Time by Jennifer Handford

Daughters for a Time by Jennifer Handford Publication Date: April 24, 2012 Publisher: Amazon Pages: 302 Target audience: Adult fiction Keywords: infertility, adoption, cancer, loss of parent, estranged parent, marriage Format read: ARC from Little Bird Publicity (Thanks!) Summary: This book details the emotional journey of Helen, a woman who after years of trying to […]

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September 20, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Factoring in the Price Tag: New Rating System (Rather Be Reading Blog) - […] Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg ( Amazon | B&N ) Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman ( Amazon ) Daughters for a Time by Jennifer Handford ( Amazon ) For Amazon Prime members, you can downlaud this for free! New […]

June 29, 2012 - 1:09 am

VeganYANerds - This really does sound heartbreaking, but I am a sucker for books like this and I really enjoyed your review, Estelle!

June 28, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Oh E, this one sounds really, really, really good. I always have a space in my heart for novels that focus on difficult situations, that will really touch a reader’s heart. And I will definitely be checking this one out.

As always, I love when you write reviews for adult novels. I don’t have enough of those in my life!

June 27, 2012 - 10:49 am

Jessie Marie - I recently read a book very similar to this. The stories aren’t relatable but the major themes (nontraditional families, searching for one’s biological parents, etc.) and feelings they invoked are very familiar to me. I didn’t think another book like that existed but I’m glad to hear about Daughters for a Time, a book I’d not heard about till now.

I really loved this review. Definitely got across to me that I need to read it. I don’t think fiction gets any better than real, strong emotions that take over one’s heart and it sounds like Daughters for a Time does that exactly.

Yeah, we all go for the high intensity, fast paced YA dystopians. But sometimes an adult book with real life stories between the covers is just every bit as amazing, if not more so. Thanks for bringing this to attention. : )

Estelle: Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble

Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble [ twitter | website ] Release Date: December 27, 2011 Publisher: Kensington Books Pages: 288 Target: Young adult for mature audiences / Adult fiction Format read: Paperback borrowed from library How I heard about it: The fabulous BookChic! Summary: A lot has happened during Nate and Adam’s short relationship — there’s the […]

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September 24, 2013 - 9:00 am

Just Between Us by J.H. Trumble (Book Review) - […] LGBT Format read: Paperback ARC from author. (Thanks!!) Other books I’ve reviewed by Trumble: Don’t Let Me Go | Where You […]

December 3, 2012 - 9:01 am

Fiction Review: Where You Are by J.H. Trumble - […] I wrote my review of J.H. Trumble’s Don’t Let Me Go in March, I wrote about how I kept thinking of the main characters of that story like they were […]

November 20, 2012 - 12:08 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Ten Books We're Thankful For - […] 5. Don’t Let Me Go: Oh man. This book hit me in the gut. The main character is dealing with a long distance relationship and being open about his sexuality in a school and a town that is not very accepting. The writing is powerful, but never preachy and whoa, you know you like the book when the character makes some frustrating moves and you are hanging on. I called it one of my best reads of 2012 and that still rings true. (My review.) […]

July 9, 2012 - 11:22 pm

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books That Have Flown Under the Radar - […] An engaging love story between two boys who are forced to work their relationship long distance. DLMG illustrates the pain and exhilaration that come with being who you are and letting the world know it, the difficult of young love, and the power of acceptance. goodreads / amazon / E’s review […]

June 16, 2012 - 9:29 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Wow. I’ve never heard of this book, but this review definitely makes me want to read it! It sounds like such a powerful story.

March 18, 2012 - 8:02 am

In My Mailbox Meme: Rather Be Reading Blog (Estelle) - […] Estelle: Paper Towns by John Green Estelle: The Big Kids’ Table (March) — Adult Fiction Picks Magan: Cracked by K.M. Walton Magan: Interview with Cracked’s K.M Walton Estelle: Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble  […]

March 16, 2012 - 11:48 am

J.H. Trumble - Aaah. Thank you!

March 16, 2012 - 9:22 am

Estelle - JH, THANK YOU for such an amazing book. I could have went on for 400 pages about it. I need to buy my own copy with my next Amazon shipment. It belongs on my bookshelves.

March 16, 2012 - 9:15 am

J.H. Trumble - I’m speechless. Thank you for that passionate review!

March 16, 2012 - 9:14 am

Estelle - Meg, I’m so glad I convinced you. If I can get 5 people to agree to read it today, it will be my good deed for the week. haha. Thanks so much for the comment! Made my morning!

March 16, 2012 - 9:12 am

Meg - I need nothing more than to know it’s your favorite read so far this year — high praise, indeed! These characters sound messy, imperfect and real… which is just how I like them. Great review — you definitely have me convinced!