Review: The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

I love a good amnesia story, and The Upside of Falling Down was a pure delight. Clementine wakes up in a hospital in Ireland after surviving a plane crash, and she cannot remember anything about her life. She doesn’t know what she’s doing in Ireland or why she was on that plane. She panics when she learns her father has arrived from America, and she convinces a nice young Irishman that she’s been mugged and just needs somewhere to stay for a couple of days. This book was packed with wonderfully nice characters. I loved Clementine’s male nurse at the hospital, and of course Kieran, the […]

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Book Round Up: Travel Stories

Book Round Up: Travel Stories

I wrote a column in Country Woman magazine back in April/May on Travel Stories, but I never shared them here. Today I am sharing those three books along with other general fiction books centered around travel. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick This story about an older man who travels the world after his wife’s death is really sweet. He’s kind of grumpy, but he comes out of his shell and learns a lot about her past because of a charm bracelet he finds in her closet. I really enjoyed the characters and the story. It’s the perfect book for readers of all ages. […]

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Review: Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard

Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard

Wanderlove was so fun to read. The story is everyone’s fantasy I think: to throw off the structure of a guided tour and to make instant friends in a strange place. The travel descriptions were perfect – enough to give you a sense of the scenery, but not too much to lose your attention. Reading parts of it brought back memories of my own trip to the remote areas of Costa Rica when I was 21. Although that trip, a medical mission trip with my college professor, was a lot less fun than Bria’s trip. This book left me wanting to go to Belize ASAP. This book is the […]

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