The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

I didn’t realize (at first) that this was a modern-day retelling of Jane Eyre (which, despite good intentions, I’ve not yet read). That kind of bummed me out, because I’d ordinarily want to have read the original novel first before diving into something like this. Once I knew what I was reading, I toyed with the idea of setting it aside, but I was already so invested in the story that it would have been impossible for me to do it.

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White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

The simplistic idea that racism is limited to individual intentional acts committed by unkind people is at the root of virtually all white defensiveness on this topic.

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility

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The New Couple by Alison James

I know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I have a particular weakness when it comes to covers featuring the front door of a house. It’s just so enticing, isn’t it? Come inside, it seems to say, there’s so much for you to discover here. I simply can’t resist the temptation to find out what lies beyond that door… it’s an instant must-read for me. I can’t wait to cross over the threshold and step into the world the author has created!

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The Mother-in-Law by Karen King

It’s been a looooong time since I’ve reviewed a book, so forgive me if my thoughts come across as being a bit disorganized. To say my review skills are rusty is a big understatement! All right… here we go…

This was a compelling read, even though I knew exactly how it was going to end.

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The Good Mother by Cathryn Grant

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If Amy had to describe her life in one word, it would be ‘perfect.’ Her marriage, her home, twin daughters. She feels certain she’s the envy of her close-knit circle of friends. Everything was just as she wished it to be—until that shameless woman moved into town and had the audacity to allow her to play soccer on their soccer team. And now her daughter wanted to be friends with that woman’s child? Amy decided right then and there that Charlotte had to go… one way or another.

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