What Passes as Love by Trisha R. Thomas (Review & Excerpt)

💙💛💙⁣⁣Are you a historical fiction fan?⁣⁣I love when a fictional story can draw you in to help you learn and understand the past, while also have you on the edge of your seat.⁣⁣What Passes as Love is the story of Dahlia Holt, mixed-race daughter of a plantation owner who passes as white to escape enslavement, … Continue reading What Passes as Love by Trisha R. Thomas (Review & Excerpt)

The Woodcarver’s Daughter by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Do you have any interesting connections to any authors?⁣⁣I met Yona Zeldis McDonough (a.k.a. Kitty Zeldis) for lunch about 2 years ago with Suzy Approved and my friend Jen, the Well Read Traveler, and found out her husband was my photography teacher in college!⁣⁣ The Woodcarver’s Daughter introduces children to a period of contemporary Jewish … Continue reading The Woodcarver’s Daughter by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Are you reading all the spooky books 👻 this month?⁣⁣This is one of my favorites of the year, and I highly recommend adding it to your list!⁣⁣Deliciously creepy and nightmarishly atmospheric, Mexican Gothic is a slow burn of epic grotesqueness and glamorous delusions, in an insanely captivating and chilling setting. ⁣⁣ “It’s Lovecraft meets the … Continue reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia