Book Reviews

I Wish You Happy by Kerry Anne King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rae runs into Kat – literally…..Kat is bicycling and turns into Rae’s car getting run over. Somehow she survives and Rae feels guilty (Kat was trying to commit suicide or so she thinks)….and then takes on the responsibility of getting her well. But Rae bites off more than she can chew – between working at the home where elderly people need her attention and opening up her home to Kat who is so dependent on her – it all becomes too much – that combination along with very little sleep leaves Rae spread out very thin.

When Kat attempts another suicide try it is time for Rae to do something about all of this responsibility she took on, along with her feelings for Cole, a crises worker helping her with Kat.

The book was interesting but dragged in certain places….but I needed to see what the outcome was in the end.



Lift and Separate: A Novel by Marilyn Simon Rothstein
My rating: 4 of 5 starsLift and Separate: A Novel

Didnt think I would love this book. Just isnt my genre – BUT I loved it. How many things can go wrong in ones life? Just ask Marcy Hammer. She thought she had a great marriage only to find out her husband is cheating on her….he’s sorry, she takes him back – then his mistress is pregnant. That isnt enough but her mom falls, breaks her ankles – finds out she has cancer! And dont get me into what her daughter is doing.

This book is so refreshing and delightful to read that I finished it in 3 days…(that’s a record for me). I would have given it 5 stars but the ending left me hanging – I wanted more and more! Cant wait for October – when her next book comes out – Pass the Brownies. Sometimes it pays to read new authors.

The First Word by Isley Robson34945564

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Fast moving, sad and romantic all wrapped up in one story. Rhys’ son is autistic; wife runs out on family and he is left to raise him. Along comes Andie, pediatric OT, who comes with baggage of her own. But makes wonderful breakthroughs with Will (Rhys’ son). When she loses her job, Rhys offers her a job as OT for his son exclusively, residing in his home. Thinking this is what she needed to block out her own rocky childhood, she accepts but things get a bit hot when they both find themselves drawn to each other – at the same time Rhys’ ex-wife returns to the family.

Great Story, looking forward to other books by Robson.