The Nanny follows Jocelyn Holt along two timelines -- as a heartbroken child after her nanny mysteriously leaves and then as young-adult widow with a daughter who's returned home after her husband's death. Upon her return, as the story is told from multiple POV's, including her mother's, it's clear that a secret is deeply buried.
In Wonton Terror, Lana and Adam are preparing to go on their first vacation as a couple. Her aunt Grace -- her mother's very "Americanized" sister -- is also visiting. On top of all of that, a food truck explosion kills a long-time friend of the Lee family.
Dim Sum of All Fears is the second book in Vivien Chien's Noodle Shop mystery series. I enjoyed the first one, Death By Dumpling and this one did not disappoint.
SYNOPSIS: Searching for Sylvie Lee Searching for Sylvie Lee is a poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge. Summary This novel opens with the disorienting discovery [...]
I received a copy of The Secret of Clouds from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. SYNOPSIS From the #1 international bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours comes an emotionally charged story about a mother's love, a teacher's promise, and a child's heart... Summary In The Secret [...]
SYNOPSIS Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light. If the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man [...]
Yara Zgheib's debut follows a young woman struggling with anorexia.
Anissa Gray's debut novel is a powerful look at the ways only family can hurt us. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls boasts a lineup of compelling women with serious, complex issues.
IF YOU LEAVE ME is an eye-Crystal Hana Kim's IF YOU LEAVE ME is an eye-opening, engulfing and heartbreaking exploration of what love means, what war does and what womanhood can feel like.
If you like books with simple language, insightful commentary about life and complex characters, read WHAT WE WERE PROMISED. A compelling, sensitive and thoughtful debut that is sure to move you, I highly recommend this novel!