The Vow

The VowThe Vow by Debbie Howells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kill one man, and you are a murderer.

Amy’s fiance disappears two weeks before their wedding. Already filled with worry and grief, Amy is being hit with yet another shocking discovery, her beloved Matt has been living a double life. And miles away, Matt’s girlfriend Fiona is full of suspicion of Amy’s involvement in Matt’s disappearance.

Matt is not the only connection between Amy and Fiona. The two women have a wretched past, that both of them are trying to escape.

Great plot, I was very surprised by the turn of the events at the end. The dialogue felt a bit cheesy at times, but otherwise, it’s a smooth and entertaining read. Thank you NetGalley and Avon publisher for a free and advanced copy of the book.


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Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other CloseBig Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

“Big Friendship” is a story of Aminatou and Ann’s friendship. I found the description misleading, as I was expecting more “tips” on how to maintain friendship thru the years.

This book is basically is self biography of Aminatou and Ann. It starts with their lives after college and follows two friends thru their personal relationships and careers. Authors cover their happy and joyless moments and how they worked thru the hard times. It’s a great friendship that survived many difficulties thru the years.

I was disappointed as I expected some kind of guide, examples of how to keep the friendship versatile. And instead, I found myself reading thru a biography.


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The Silver Shoes

The Silver ShoesThe Silver Shoes by Jill G. Hall

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Two women, separated by two coasts and almost ten decades, looking for love and independence.

During one of her romantic visits to New York, Anne McFarland comes upon a pair of rhinestone shoes in an antique shop. Mesmerized by the unique shoes, Anne unable to say no to a new purchase. Once at home, our leading young lady opens a box, and besides the beautiful and shiny shoes, she finds a few more interesting items in the box that draws her attention to its original owner.

And that’s the part when Clair Deveraux makes her grand entrance to the story. The young debutant is about to make her official appearance to the wealthy New York society, after the successful event, she receives a marriage proposal, which she very much like to refuse. Clair sees a much different future in front of her, which includes further education instead of arranged marriage.

The future changes quickly, and Clair & Anne must very carefully choose the next steps that will lead them to their goals.

Loved Clair’s story, her fight for freedom, and the future only she could build by being honest, determined, and open to all kinds of opportunities no matter how difficult those were. Great character, definitely someone to admire. On the other hand, I found Anne’s character needy and whiny. Looked like all her focus was on getting a shiny ring on her finger to match her newfound rhinestone shoes.


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