Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Black Cake is Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut novel. Ms. Wilkerson starts off winning right out of the gate. Benedetta ‘Benny’ Bennett and her brother Byron aren’t on the best of terms but must deal with their mother’s death together. Will they be destroyed or delighted by the history that confronts them? Black Cake is a definite … Continue reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

The Beach House by Rochelle Alers

The Beach House by Rochelle Alers is book two in her The Book Club series. This is Leah’s story. Kayana’s story is told in The Seaside Café, and Cherie’s story is told in Along the Shore. The Beach House is well-written with a good premise and plot. However, the plot develops slowly. The characters are … Continue reading The Beach House by Rochelle Alers

Along the Shore by Rochelle Alers

Along the Shore by Rochelle Alers is book three in her The Book Club series. This is Cherie’s story, the last original member of the book club. Kayana’s story is told inThe Seaside Café, and Leah’s story is told in The Beach House. Cherie Renee Thompson is determined to rise above her low-income upbringing and … Continue reading Along the Shore by Rochelle Alers

Fear Thy Neighbor by Fern Michaels

Fear Thy Neighbor is a thrilling read by bestselling author, Fern Michaels. Alison Marshall has always lived a nomadic lifestyle, beginning as a child in the foster care system. When she discovers a cute little cottage for sale just a stone’s throw from the beach, she believes her lifelong dream has finally come true. She … Continue reading Fear Thy Neighbor by Fern Michaels

Miss Pearly’s Girls by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Miss Pearly’s Girls: A Captivating Tale of Family Healing is stunningly intense multicultural fiction by ReShonda Tate Billingsley. The four Bell sisters are called home by their ailing mother, Pearly Bell. Ever obedient to their beloved Mama Pearly, they arrive, bringing their deepest secrets with them. Can this fractured family piece together the fragments of … Continue reading Miss Pearly’s Girls by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

It’s Not All Downhill From Here by Terry McMillan

It’s Not All Downhill From Here is new women’s, multicultural fiction from award-winning and bestselling author, Terry McMillan. Sixty-eight-year-old Loretha Curry has a full life as a wife, mother, business owner and loyal friend to a diverse group of women. She doesn’t believe that life is over at sixty-five. Loretha experiences a devastating loss and … Continue reading It’s Not All Downhill From Here by Terry McMillan

Moral Compass by Danielle Steel

Moral Compass by Danielle Steel is compelling women’s fiction from one of America’s bestselling authors. Saint Ambrose Prepatory School is among the best and most distinguished boarding schools in the country. The students are from some of the finest families and the staff and administration are top-notch. After more than a hundred and twenty years … Continue reading Moral Compass by Danielle Steel

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

The Dark Side by Danielle Steel

The Dark Side is a tale of psychological suspense by Danielle Steel. Steel is the author of many bestsellers but this novel is different from her standard fare. Zoe Morgan has a difficult childhood because her younger sister, Rose, is diagnosed with leukemia and dies when Zoe is ten years old. Zoe’s mother spends all … Continue reading The Dark Side by Danielle Steel