Confessions of a Wedding Musician Mom Book Review

Confessions of a Wedding Musician Mom

By Jennifer McCoy Blaske

Genre: Women’s fiction, chick lit, comedy

4 out of 5 stars. I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book and am voluntarily reviewing it. I really enjoyed this quick, easy read! Heather is a stay-at-home mom of two who feels like she has lost herself in the raising of her children. When she runs into an old college friend, she remembers her love of music and playing the piano. Heather decides to become a wedding musician and a series of hilarious hi-jinks follow! From a yard sale to a working as a substitute teacher, Heather is committed to raising the money she needs to get her business of this ground.

This book was just so funny and relatable. You felt like you were talking to a best friend who had a series of unfortunate, yet hilarious, events happen. I really liked the writing style and it was an extremely engaging story. I chuckled a lot! I would highly recommend this book to fans of chick lit, women’s fiction, and comedy. I would love to read more from this author in the future!

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The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart Book Review

The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart

By Anna Bell

Genre: Chick lit, comedy, women’s fiction, romantic comedy

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I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was super cute! I read it very quickly. Main character Abi is absolutely devastated when her boyfriend, Joseph, breaks up with her. She thought for sure that he was the one. When he returns her possessions, he accidentally includes his bucket lists of adventures he wants to go on and things he wants to do. Abi decides that the perfect way to get Joseph back is to do everything on his bucket list and post pictures to Facebook so he will see just how compatible they are. While completing this bucket list, Abi meets Ben, a bike shop owner who helps train her for some of the more difficult challenges. In the middle of all this, Abi starts having some challenges at work and thinks that someone is trying to sabotage her.

I really enjoyed this book. I could relate to Abi and her difficulty post-break up. She was a sweet girl with a good heart. I loved reading about all of her adventures and it definitely made me want to travel and make my own bucket list. In fact, Abi includes directions for making your own bucket list at the end of the book! Ben was just the coolest guy friend a girl could have- sweet, understanding, and hilarious. I thought that Abi really needed a best friend like her best friend, Sian. Sian was never afraid to call Abi out on her crap! I had a pretty good idea of how this story would end, but I wasn’t sure of exactly how it would get there. It did not disappoint! I would highly recommend this sweet story to fans of chick lit.

*Book cover provided by the publisher*

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The Rosie Project Review

The Rosie Project

By Graeme Simsion

A huge thanks to my blog partner, Lindsey, for giving me this book!! 5 out of 5 stars! This was a great book, just as I had heard it would be! Don Tillman appears to have Asperger’s. He processes everything logically and has difficulty reading social cues. Don knows that statistically, married men live longer, so he sets out to find a wife. He creates a complex survey to eliminate any unqualified women. During this wife project, he meets Rosie, who doesn’t meet many, if any, of the qualifications. Although he isn’t considering her as a match, he decides to help her find her biological father.

Don was a great character. Although he is “odd,” he is likeable and his actions are understandable because as the reader, you are inside his head. You are definitely rooting for him to find a suitable partner. The secondary characters are extremely diverse and interesting.

This book was engaging right from the beginning and I read it all in one evening! I can’t wait to read the sequel. This book is part romance and part romance, but it’s not a chick lit. It’s pretty much a story for everyone who doesn’t hate love. It’s very sweet and uplifting.

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The Queen Gene Book Review

The Queen Gene Book Review

Author: Jennifer Coburn

Genre: Chick lit

4 out of 5 stars! This sequel to Tales From the Crib was hilarious! Lucy and her husband, Jack, are fulfilling their dream of an artist colony. They have three guest houses in the back of their home for visiting artists. There is Chantrell, who plays the cello to encourage plants to grow. Maxime is a “pinprick” artist who moves in with his wife, Jacuqe. Randy is a very attractive glass blowing artist. Soon after the guests move in, their personalities seem to change and the place becomes a black hole, sucking everyone’s creativity. The house starts repairing itself and multiple women get injured from tripping and falling. Lucy doesn’t think much of it until someone suggests they may have ghosts. In addition, Lucy’s family visits Aunt Bernice in Florida, Lucy’s mom buys an anxious dog, Jack buys an old VW he parks on the front lawn to decorate for each season, and there is a wedding with a body painted bride. Just another day in the crazy life of Lucy and her family!

This book had less of an overall plot than the last book did. The possibility of a ghost was not brought up until late in the book. I did wish the book had a little more of a major plot to tie all of those crazy events together. However, this only detracted a little bit from the story.

Again, the story was hilarious. Lucy and Jack are calm, even-tempered main characters in the midst of some crazy events. I enjoyed reading about Aunt Bernice, Anjoli, and Kimmy and continuing their lives from the last book. I also liked some new characters we met, especially Renee. If you’re looking for a funny, laugh out loud story with a good heart, check this series out!

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Tales from the Crib Review

Tales from the Crib Review

Author: Jennifer Coburn

Genre: Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction

Wow, this book was fabulous! This was another free iBook I downloaded and I’m so glad I did! I love books that mix serious issues with fun and this book did just that.

After a series of miscarriages, Lucy unexpectedly becomes pregnant. The day she goes to tell her husband, he says he wants a divorce. When he finds out about the baby, though, he decides they should live together and co-parent, while still seeing other people. Lucy agrees to this situation, but is secretly jealous when he brings home “perfect” Natalie.

There is a lot of stuff about Lucy giving birth and adjusting to a newborn, which leads to some funny stories. Lucy’s family is also a riot. Her cousin ends up having a ceremony to marry “herself.” Her aunts say hilarious things and her mom is VERY spiritual (not religious).

My only critique is that a lot of the problems in the book were fixed way too easily and unrealistically, but I didn’t take the book too seriously, so it didn’t bother me much. I was very sucked into the story of Lucy and her husband, Jack. This overall arching plot is peppered with lots of subplots (many of them comedic). I liked this book so much, I immediately downloaded the sequel. It’s a super funny, quick, and enjoyable read!

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