Author Archives: Dawn | The Reading Column

Book Review: Dead Woman Walking

Hiding from a killer… Could her sanctuary be the most dangerous place of all?

Book Review: Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore

Bedazzling, addictive, and wildly clever, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is a heart-pounding mystery that perfectly captures the intellect and eccentricity of the bookstore milieu and will keep you guessing until the very last page.​

Book Review: Young Jane Young

Young Jane Young is a smart, funny, and moving novel about what it means to be a woman of any age, and captures not just the mood of our recent highly charged political season, but also the double standards alive and well in every aspect of life for women.

Book Review: The Goddesses

A mesmerizing story of friendship and manipulation set against the idyllic tropical world of the Big Island, The Goddesses is a stunning psychological novel by one of our most exciting young writers.

Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You

“Peter. Peter Kavinsky.” Even saying his name is a remembered pleasure, something to savor, like a piece of chocolate dissolving on my tongue.

Book Review: Mrs. Fletcher

“U R my MILF!”

Book Review: Careers for Women

“You all have the potential to be supersalesmen,” she said, looking forcefully around the group. “You can convince anyone of anything if you set your mind to it. And when the chairman thanks you by pinching your derrière, you smile and blow smoke in his face.”

Book Review: Throw Away Girls

The Jaycee Wilder Series Book 1

Book Review: Hello, Sunshine

“You should probably know two things upfront. And the first is this: On my thirty fifth birthday – the day I lost my career and my husband and my home in one uncompromising swoop – I woke up to one of my favorite songs playing on the radio-alarm clock.”

Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

“People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is ‘you’re safe with me’- that’s intimacy.”