The Bridal Suite by Rochelle Alers

The Bridal Suite is the fourth and final book in Rochelle Alers’ Innkeepers series. Though part of a series, this novel reads well as a standalone. Hannah DuPont-Lowell, Jasmine Washington, Tonya Martin and Nydia Santiago are a quartet of friends who, oddly enough, met and became friends on the day they were downsized from their … Continue reading The Bridal Suite by Rochelle Alers

Kings of the Castle by Naleighna Kai

Kings of the Castle by Naleighna Kai is a multicultural literary feast. This is book one of a nine book series.Books two through nine are standalones with no cliffhangers and can be read in any order. Naleighna Kai, S.L. Jennings, Martha Kennerson, J.L. Campbell, Lisa Watson, Karen D. Bradley, Janice M. Allen, London St. Charles … Continue reading Kings of the Castle by Naleighna Kai

A Sister’s Power by Cydney Rax

A Sister’s Power is the third novel in the Reeves Sisters series by Cydney Rax. Though this book is part of a series, the backstory is interwoven in a manner that made this a decent standalone. A Sister’s Power is a tale about difficult familial relationships. This novel continues the story of the five Reeves … Continue reading A Sister’s Power by Cydney Rax

Remember by Patricia Shanae Smith

Remember is the debut physiological suspense novel by Patricia Shanae Smith. Ms. Smith has acquitted herself very well in her first attempt. Portia Willows is a high school senior when her mother and younger sister, Piper, are killed in a car accident. Portia finds it hard to cope because she suffers from extreme social anxiety … Continue reading Remember by Patricia Shanae Smith

The Other Side by Trice Hickman

The Other Side is dramatic fiction by Trice Hickman. The story features three women from three different decades who share a birthday. Bernadette Gibson and Tess Sinclair are cousins. Arizona Mays works at the same hospital as Bernadette, so the women share connections beyond the shared birthday. The story is told through the alternating viewpoints … Continue reading The Other Side by Trice Hickman

Right Beside You by Mary Monroe

Right Beside You is an engaging, heartfelt work of fiction by bestselling author, Mary Monroe. The story is told through the alternating viewpoints of the central characters. Alternating viewpoints can be tricky and confusing, but Ms. Monroe handles them easily with appropriate chapter headers. Felicia Hawkins and Richard Grimes work at the same company but … Continue reading Right Beside You by Mary Monroe