The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna//Book Review

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames is, in many ways, a masterpiece. Grames follows the Fortuna family through decades of their life in old-world Italy into their new life in America. We follow Stella, the oldest living Fortuna child (who is named after her older sister also named Stella who died as a baby), until … Read More

Book Club Challenge//Remember Us

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Hi friends! We are so loving connecting with book clubs and talking about our book, Remember Us. I recently attended a newly-formed Books and Brunch club to talk about Remember Us, our characters, and our experience writing the book. IT WAS SO FUN. They asked some amazing questions about the plotlines and characters and, bonus: they fed me an INCREDIBLE … Read More

Book Club Reads and mini reviews

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So far 2019 is looking like it will be a good reading year for me. (Now that I’m out of grad school and have my brain back.) I’ve been spending more and more time making trips to our local library of late (we are LOVING that it’s four blocks from our house.) I also joined a second book club this … Read More

Books Read//First Half of 2018

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For those of you who don’t know, my goal is to read 52 books a year. I rarely accomplish this, but still I adore having goals. Between grad school, working full-time, and trying to get our book launched (publication date is January 22, 2019 – mark your calendars!), reading has often taken a back burner in life this year. That … Read More

The Heart’s Invisible Furies I Book Review

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The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne has been getting rave reviews everywhere I’ve seen it posted, so I was stoked to finally get my hands on a copy. (Thank you, library.) The whole time I was reading this book (all 850 pages of it), I was thinking, “Wow, I can’t wait to review this!” It opens with a bang:  … Read More

You Can Now Pre-Purchase Remember Us

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Hi friends! We’ve all been waiting for this day for a long time and we are ready to celebrate! You can buy our book (truly, as many copies as you want!) HERE.   If we sell … 200 copies we will get a publisher. 500 copies we will get an okay publisher. 1500+ we will get a good publisher (with … Read More

So This Is Happening…

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We have a big update coming soon so we decided to make a little video (and another video so you can see Linds too) to get us alllllll excited. So the actual update is just around the riverbend. Stay tuned! Merry Christmas from us. xo.

Small Great Things//Book Review

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I just found out that one of my most recent reads, Small Great Things, is destined for the big screen. Yes, yes, I’m a little behind on the news. Anyway, it’s starring Viola Davis and Julia Roberts, so let’s all be excited. (If you listen to the Lindsay half of us, you should always watch the movie before you read … Read More

The Hating Game//Book Review

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I know we’re supposed to be writing (and we are, promise), but we also read as much as we can to keep up the inspiration. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne is probably the sexiest book I’ve ever read. Let me be clear that  I don’t read ‘sexy’ books as a general rule of thumb. Straight romances are not my … Read More