The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister | St. Martin’s Press | Book Review

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

Book Summary:

“Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won’t explain are the mysterious scents stored in the drawers that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. As Emmeline grows, however, so too does her curiosity, until one day the unforeseen happens, and Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world–a place of love, betrayal, ambition, and revenge. To understand her past, Emmeline must unlock the clues to her Read more...

Where The Forest Meets The Stars by Glendy Vanderah | Lake Union Publishing | Book Review

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

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Book Summary:

“After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises.

The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five Read more...

Montauk by Nicola Harrison | St. Martin’s Press | Book Review

Montauk by Nicola Harrison

Montauk by Nicola Harrison

Book Summary:

“Montauk, Long Island, 1938.

For three months, this humble fishing village will serve as the playground for New York City’s wealthy elite. Beatrice Bordeaux was looking forward to a summer of reigniting the passion between her and her husband, Harry. Instead, tasked with furthering his investment interest in Montauk as a resort destination, she learns she’ll be spending twelve weeks sequestered with the high society wives at The Montauk Manor―a two-hundred room seaside hotel―while Harry pursues other interests in the city.

College educated, but raised a modest country girl in Pennsylvania, Bea has never Read more...

Book Giveaway on Instagram | The Scent Keeper | St. Martin’s Press

Instagram @genthebookworm Book Giveaway

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Book Giveaway:

Hello! If you are following along on here I wanted to make sure you saw about my most recent book giveaway over on Instagram. Yesterday I talked about the highly anticipated release The Scent Keeper and I have partnered with St. Martin’s Press to give a hard copy to one of YOU!

Entering the Giveaway:

If you would like to enter you can click over to Instagram HERE.

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This contest ends tomorrow night at 8pm EST and I will be picking a winner shortly after. Good luck! <3… Read more...

The Scent Keeper Q&A with Author Erica Bauermeister | St. Martin’s Press

The Scent Keeper Q&A

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

Book Summary:

“Erica Bauermeister, the national bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients, presents a moving and evocative coming-of-age novel about childhood stories, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories capable of shaping the course of our lives.

Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won’t explain are the mysterious scents stored in the drawers that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. As Emmeline grows, however, Read more...

My 2019 Summer Reading List! | Book Recommendations

My Summer 2019 Reading List:

2019 Summer Reading

Summer will be here soon:

Hello! Can you believe it is already almost mid-May? While it is still not feeling entirely like spring over here in Vermont, the countdown is on until the end of the school year which means warmer weather will be here eventually. During the last month of school, life feels pretty hectic with spring sports and end of the year activities for the kids. It is a fun time of year but also a little exhausting!

Summer reading:

When life feels more chaotic, I am drawn to books that are engaging … Read more...

Normal People by Sally Rooney | Crown Publishing | Book Review

Normal People by Sally Rooney

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Book Summary:

“At school, Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers—one they are determined to conceal. 

A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at Read more...

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly | Ballantine Books | Book Review

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

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Book Summary:

“It is 1914, and the world has been on the brink of war so often, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia: the church with the interior covered in jeweled mosaics, the Rembrandts at the Tsar’s Winter Palace, the famous Read more...

Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come by Jessica Pan | Andrews McMeel Publishing | Book Review

Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come by Jessica Pan

Sorry I'm Late, I I Didn't Want to Come

Book Summary:

“An introvert spends a year trying to live like an extrovert with hilarious results and advice for readers along the way.

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she’d normally avoid at all costs? Writer Jessica Pan intends to find out. With the help of various extrovert mentors, Jessica sets up a series of personal challenges (talk to strangers, perform stand-up comedy, host a dinner party, travel Read more...