© Kourtney Dyson and Kourtney's Bookshelf 2017

May 17, 2018

Thank you to Berkley Publishing for my free review copy.  All opinions are my own.

I had the highest of hopes for Kimmery Martin's The Queen of Hearts and she did not disappoint!  I stumbled across the cover reveal for this one on Instagram and it blew me away.  I didn'...

October 5, 2017

“It’s none of your business what other people think of you.”

- Marmee, The Other Alcott

The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper is a beautifully written debut novel.  I must admit that I have not read Little Women or any of the other titles written by Louisa May Alcott.  I was...

September 6, 2017

‘Every time I’ve heard those words – it’ll be okay – it never has been.’ -Milly, Good Me Bad Me

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land is psychological suspense at its best. I was sucked in from the very start of this twisted tale all the way through to the ending.  I do want to sh...

September 6, 2017

I first discovered this book on Twitter through Little, Brown and Company’s marketing campaign.  When I saw the book marketed as a cult, a ‘book cult’, I knew I had to read it.  I pre-ordered my copy and then not so patiently waited for it to arrive on release day.  Gr...

September 3, 2017

Our Salt Water Reads book club had a great August.  Our pick, Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed, was thought-provoking and gives us, along with our readers so much to talk about for the upcoming discussion on September 4th.  

Stacey Armand, (co-...

August 21, 2017

I was literally hooked on this book from the very first sentence.  Cicada Summer by Maureen Leurck is a heartwarming tale of rediscovery with a heavy dose of renovation.  This book is charming and rich with details.  Maureen Leurck provides such vivid descriptions thro...

“She associated Eden with love and tradition, a link between the generations…”

Eden, by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg is a masterfully woven tale of history, hope and desperation crossing multiple generations.  In her poignant debut, Blasberg gives you all the feels.  This...

June 16, 2017

"So much of life is just finding that balance. The balance of holding on and letting go."

Lisa Duffy's debut novel, The Salt House, is emotionally enthralling. We are able to deeply connect with each member of the Kelly family throughout the pages of their story. You fe...

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