• Historical Fiction Book Review

    Malibu Rising

    Warnings: Sex, Violence My Thoughts We tend to take celebrity infidelities as a given, a form of entertainment, so much so that families are forgotten, human emotion barely feels real to the casual observer. With a flurry of people, it’s easy to get swept up, lost in the sea of celebrity worship. Malibu Rising is an ambitious family saga following the lives of the Riva family, the long-abandoned children of a legendary singer. The story begins with another celebrity scandal, model Nina has been dumped by her tennis pro husband, and as she prepares for the biggest party of the year she looks back on the past. The story shifts…

  • Book Review

    Evidence of the Affair

    My Thoughts This little novella was a surprise, told entirely in letters, the novel chronicles the events surrounding an affair and the deep hurt that the spurned spouses feel. Being a divorcee myself and having suffered through the traumatizing stress of infidelity, I found this book to be a comfort. The story explores the relationships of two very different couples, how they met, their everyday lives, and what went wrong. I appreciated the frank discussion about love and how easy it is to fall into the lull of domesticity and how it can become, quite frankly, boring. Nothing will ever match the excitement of a new relationship, getting to know…