Write My Name Across the Sky, Barbara O’Neal

Sam and Willow are complete opposites. Sam is analytical and designs video games for a living. Willow is a musician, taking after their very famous mother, who was a singer. At the center of their lives is Gloria, their aunt who raised them after their mother died. Each sister is facing personal issues. For me,… Continue reading Write My Name Across the Sky, Barbara O’Neal

Shoulder Season, Christina Clancy

Shoulder Season follows the very naïve Sherri Taylor as she goes from caretaker for her mother to a Playboy bunny. Clancy explores some real-world issues that are still relevant today. Some of the text made me cringe, and that was clearly Clancy’s intent. “She wanted to convince Gwen that she wasn’t racist without coming across… Continue reading Shoulder Season, Christina Clancy

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, Anissa Gray

“But how do you tell somebody what it’s like to have reality rolling in on you in waves, knocking you to your knees...” Althea is the oldest Butler sibling. She’s been through a lot, having to raise her siblings when her mother passed. But now, the Butlers are all grown up, and Althea and her… Continue reading The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, Anissa Gray

The People of Ostrich Mountain, Ndirangu Githaiga

I adore this cover 😍 We start the story following Wambũi and her life as a teen. When she goes to a boarding school, things change for the better for her. The act of going to this school is elite, and it sets her apart from her peers. We meet one of her teachers, Eileen,… Continue reading The People of Ostrich Mountain, Ndirangu Githaiga

Off the Wild Coast of Brittany, Juliet Blackwell

Off the Wild Coast of Brittany tells the stories of two sisters who have come through an unconventional and rigorous upbringing. Natalie is renovating an old inn, and it’s not going according to plan. The inn and the island are charming and carry so much history. Perhaps that history can bring these sisters together. Then… Continue reading Off the Wild Coast of Brittany, Juliet Blackwell