“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are…”
This story was sweet and savory in the right ways; it gave me all the feels. For her debut novel, Jennifer Gold really created a confection to remember.
June 14th is National Strawberry Shortcake day so I had to make one of my favorite summer dishes to commemorate the day!
“In a sense, my time away from him felt like going to work, and the weekends and summer were coming home — unwinding… being myself.”
Lisa Duffy did a wonderful job highlighting the effects that war can have on not just a soldier, but that soldier’s family. There were numerous heartbreaking moments within the pages that really brought that aspect home to me.
This is truly the perfect beach read. It is entertaining, captivating and terrifying all rolled up into one masterfully told story.
“We are all ultimately unreliable storytellers of our own lives, whether we wish it so or not, whetherwe share a
“The people we most love do become a physical part of us, ingrained in our synapses, in the pathways where memories are created.” –Meghan O’Rourke, The Long Goodbye
The month of May brought with it some truly phenomenal reads and I am looking forward to what June has in store!
“Magic isn’t things materializing out of nowhere. Magic is when a lot of people all believe in the same thing at the same time, and somehow we all escape ourselves a little bit and we meet up somewhere, and just for a moment, we taste the sublime.”
“When the grief of losing [her] becomes too much, the sunsets over the ocean remind me of how her smile brightened my cloudy thoughts, and how her beauty burst forth when she smiled. In that last burst of light before dark, I can be with her again.”