Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill

25265721Published July 14th 2015 by Thomas Nelson

Adult, Suspense, Psychological-Thriller, Domestic-Abuse. Crime

Paperback provided by Publisher

My Rating 4.5 Stars

b009a-dad13-add-to-goodreads-button3The truth could cost her everything.

Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn’t measure up to her mother’s expectations. So when Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, the ready-made family seems like a dream come true. In the blink of an eye, she’s married, has a new baby, and life is grand.

Or is it?

When her picture-perfect marriage begins unraveling at the seams, Ava convinces herself she can fix it. It’s temporary. It’s the stress. It’s Mitchell’s tragic history of loss.

If only Ava could believe her own excuses.

Mitchell is no longer the charming, thoughtful man she married. He grows more controlling by the day, revealing a violent jealous streak. His behavior is recklessly erratic, and the unanswered questions about his past now hint at something far more sinister than Ava can stomach. Before she can fit the pieces together, Mitchell files for divorce and demands full custody of their boys.

Fueled by fierce love for her children and aided by Graham Thomas, a new attorney in town —Ava takes matters into her own hands, digging deep into the past. But will finding the truth be enough to beat Mitchell at his own game? Center of Gravity weaves a chilling tale, revealing the unfailing and dangerous truth that things—and people—are not always what they seem.

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Waiting On Wednesday #9: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights books we are eagerly anticipating.

The last WOW that I did was back in June 2014. I was working 14-16 hour days back then, so I just got back into doing this weekly meme. Plus, I had just started blogging and had to learn how to manage my time- that now included this. This week I’m waiting on Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. If you don’t know, this is a companion novel to my favorite book of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird. God, I remember reading my aunt’s copy when I was only 13 years old. I have 3 copies on my shelf. 2 are dogeared and creased beyond repair, but my hardcover that I purchased about 5 years ago is in perfect condition. Every person on the planet should read To Kill a Mockingbird. Reading that book did something to me inside, and I’ve been trying to find another one that I will love just as much. I can’t count how many times that I’ve read it.

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Gone Crazy In Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

22864816Release Date: April 21st 2015

Publisher: Harper Collins/ Amistad

Series: Gaither Sisters #3

Reviewed In Series: One Crazy Summer 

P.S. Be Eleven

Genres: Juvenile/ Young-Adult/ Historical/ Cultural/ Realistic-Fiction/ African-American/ Coming-of-Age

Format: Digital ARC

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

My Rating: 5 Stars

Find It: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of the Gaither sisters, who are about to learn what it’s like to be fish out of water as they travel from the streets of Brooklyn to the rural South for the summer of a lifetime.

Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother, Big Ma, and her mother, Ma Charles. Across the way lives Ma Charles’s half sister, Miss Trotter. The two half sisters haven’t spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising truth that’s been keeping the sisters apart. But when tragedy strikes, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she ever knew possible.

Powerful and humorous, this companion to the award-winning One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be Eleven will be enjoyed by fans of the first two books as well as by readers meeting these memorable sisters for the first time.

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