Deconstructed by Liz Talley

Book Genre Block - "General Fiction" Person holding book
White library with lots of stairs and "Contemporary" text

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This story was so fun. I was captivated by the hilarious plot and the heartwarming characters!

Cricket owns an antique store filled with fabulous knickknacks, furniture, and vintage apparel. When she overhears two gossips discussing her husband’s cheating ways, she’s devastated. She needs to find proof of this on her own, and she enlists the help of her employee, Ruby. The two take off on a hilarious journey that includes revenge, friendship, and self-discovery.

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Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly

"Historical Fiction" genre card with glasses and book photo

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What a beautiful story that sweeps you up into the lives and times of the characters. We get to see this story through the eyes of three characters.

We have Georgeanna a nurse in the Civil War who is a strong, brave woman working in a male-dominated world. There is Anne-May who is the wife of a plantation owner. She is a frustrating character, but helps show the difference between the people living in the house, and those enslaved on a plantation. The third POV for this book is a woman enslaved on Anne-May’s plantation, and is sold by her.

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What Passes as Love by Trisha R. Thomas

"Historical Fiction" genre card with glasses and book photo
what passes as love cover with silhoette of woman
Book Genre Tag "Romance": A couple kissing

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was a beautiful work of historical fiction that I hope so many people pick up! The characters are well-developed and provide the reader with someone to connect with and root for! The historical timeframe was created with wonderful details that really brought me into the 1800s. I was absolutely captivated with this one, and I think so many other readers will be as well!

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