I can’t wait for : Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (Can’t-Wait Wednesday)

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Tressa at  Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss upcoming books we are excited about reading.

There are so many books that I can’t wait to read!

Here is my choice for this week:

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Apples Never Fall

Expected to be published September 16th 2021 by Michael Joseph

Goodreads Description:

The Delaney family love one another dearly―it’s just that sometimes they want to murder each other . . .

If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father?

This is the dilemma facing the four grown Delaney siblings.

The Delaney family is a communal foundation. Stan and Joy are the envy of all of their friends. They’re killer on the tennis court, and off it their chemistry is palpable. But after fifty years of marriage, they’ve finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. So why are they so miserable?

The four Delaney children―Amy, Logan, Troy, and Brooke―were tennis stars in their own right, yet as their father will tell you, none of them had what it took to go all the way. But that’s okay, now that they’re all successful grown-ups. Well, that depends on how you define success. No one in the family can really tell you what Troy does, but based on his fancy car and expensive apartment, he seems to do it very well, even if he blew up his perfect marriage. Logan is happy with his routine as a community college professor, but his family finds it easier to communicate with his lovely girlfriend than him. Amy, the eldest, can’t seem to hold down a job or even a lease, but leave it to Brooke, the baby of the family, to be the rock-steady one who is married with a new solo physiotherapy practice . . . which will take off any day now.

One night a stranger named Savannah knocks on Stan and Joy’s door. She says she chose their house because it looked the friendliest. And since Savannah is bleeding after a fight with her boyfriend, the Delaneys are more than happy to give her the small kindness she sorely needs. If only that was all she wanted.

Later, everyone will wonder what exactly went on in that household after Savannah entered their lives that night. Because now Joy is missing, no one knows where Savannah is, and the Delaneys are reexamining their parents’ marriage and their shared family history with fresh, frightened eyes.

My Thoughts:

I have enjoyed many of Liane Moriarty’s novels. I am thrilled that she is releasing this novel this year. The description has me wishing I had the book in hand now. It sounds like a fantastic read and I really really can’t wait!!!

I would love to hear what books you are excited to read!

Have a great week! Happy Reading!!

BOOK REVIEW – The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

The Good Sister

Published: April 13th 2021 by St. Martin’s Press

A diabolical and compelling read filled with emotional drama that tugs at the heartstrings and entertains with its twists and turns.

Twenty-eight-year-old twin sisters Rose and Fern are completely different in both looks and personality. Fern works as a librarian. She’s not your typical librarian. She wears her hair like Princess Leia (it’s practical!) and she’s partial to bright and sparkly clothing adorned with things like rainbows and unicorns. Fern takes her job VERY seriously. However, if a patron needs assistance with the photocopiers she’ll do almost anything she can to avoid them. Rose is married and works as an interior designer. She’s quick to point out that she’s the type “who designs office spaces, not the type who chooses scatter cushions.”

The sisters spend a lot of time together. Fern has dinner at Rose’s house at least three times a week.

Rose’s husband, Owen has been in London working for the last three months. Rose was not able to accompany him. She needed to stay to help Fern. Rose has always felt the need to protect her sister. They had a difficult childhood with a very manipulative mother. Something happened when they were twelve years old that changed their lives forever. Only Rose and Fern know what really happened that day. It’s a secret they have both kept all these years.

Some people find Fern very peculiar. She has sensory issues and gets overloaded easily by bright lights, loud noises, large groups of people, and more.  She also has difficulty reading social cues. These things can make life difficult for Fern. Rose understands all of this tries to make things easier for her. Fern appreciates how much her sister does for her. That’s one of the reasons why she wants to help Rose fulfill her lifelong dream.

 “This could be my chance to pay Rose back for everything she’s always done for me.”

But things don’t always go the way we think they’ll go.

And sometimes, things aren’t always what they seem…

Will the secret the sisters are keeping finally come to light? And what if that isn’t the only secret being kept?

I loved this book!!

This was the perfect read to help me escape from reality for a while. Sally Hepworth writes about family drama in a way that’s often relatable. There were many endearing characters in this novel and the interactions between them had me laughing out loud at times.

The story alternates between Rose and Fern’s point of view and includes flashbacks to their childhood. Some things may seem obvious but I feel like the author intended it to be that way. So while I did figure out a few things early on, I was so engrossed and entertained that it didn’t bother me at all.

A clever story about family dynamics and dysfunction, manipulation, complicated relationships, and of course secrets!

I’d like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.

BOOK REVIEW – Always the Last to Know by Kristan Higgins

Always the Last to Know

Published June 9th 2020 by Berkley Books


Another terrific novel from Kristan Higgins!

Seventy-year-old, Barb Frost is at work when she gets a call that her husband, John has been rushed to the hospital.

Barb has always been good in emergencies, but she can’t believe this is happening. Barb and John have been married for 50 years. Their relationship has had its up and downs. Recently it’s become even more challenging.

The doctors tell Barb that John will need surgery to remove the pressure on his brain. The outcome is uncertain. Barb calls her daughter Juliet but holds off on calling her other daughter, Sadie. Barb is waiting for more news when John’s phone rings. The display says work is calling. Barb opens his phone and sees the screen filled with texts. She starts to read them, but a minute later she turns off the phone, shocked by what she’s read.

Juliet has a beautiful home, a great career, and most importantly, a wonderful husband and two healthy daughters. Her life is perfect, yet she is currently sitting in a closet having a panic attack. Just as the attack subsides, Juliet’s phone rings. It’s her mother calling to tell her that her father is in the hospital.

Once Juliet gets to the hospital and talks with her mother and the doctors, she calls her sister, Sadie.

When thirty-two-year-old, Sadie’s phone rings, she’s surprised to see that it’s her sister, Juliet, who rarely calls. Juliet tells her to get to the hospital as soon as possible. As Sadie drives to the hospital she chants “please don’t die“  over and over.  If something happens to her father she doesn’t know what she’ll do. Who else would be there for her? Her Mom was always so critical. Her father was always encouraging. He was the one who made her feel loved.

This family will be forever changed. As new secrets and old are revealed, will they come together or be pushed further apart?

Dysfunctional domestic family drama!

I love the way Kristan Higgins tells a story. Her stories are filled with heart and compassion and she creates characters that I can easily connect with.

The story is told from multiple points of view and I found it easy to follow. It was slow-burning, but it wasn’t long before I was completely invested in this dysfunctional family. I especially loved the friendship between Barb and her best friend, Caro. They had me laughing out loud many times. I also shed a few tears.

A heart-warming story about family, love, friendship, forgiveness, and more.

I’d like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.

Goodreads Monday – April 12, 2021

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To take part, simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off.  Be sure to check out Lauren’s blog too!!

I have quite a few books on my Goodreads TBR that I am excited to read. I thought I would pick one from my 2021 shelf and my eyes landed on….

Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens

Dark Roads

Expected publication: August 3rd 2021 by St. Martin’s Press


For decades, people have been warned about the Cold Creek Highway. Hitchhikers have vanished along it over the years, and women have been known to have their cars break down… and never be seen again. When Hailey McBride decides to run away from an unbearable living situation, she thinks that her outdoor skills will help her disappear into the Cold Creek wilderness, and she counts on people thinking that she was the victim of the killer.

One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek to attend a memorial for the victims of the highway, but it might as well be one week for the amount of pain that Beth is still dealing with after her sister, Amber, was murdered the previous summer. Beth has quit university, is lying to her parents, and popping pills like Tic Tacs. Maybe this will finally bring her peace.

When she gets a job at a local diner where Amber once worked, she connects with people who knew her sister. Beth wants to find who killed her sister and put her own life back together, but as she gets closer to the truth, she learns that there is more than one person lying in Cold Creek.

I LOVE Chevy Stevens. I’ve read all of her other novels and really enjoyed them. I was excited to see she was releasing a new novel this year. And after reading the description for Dark Roads, I was even more thrilled. I’ve just started reading it and I’m hooked.

Do you have Dark Roads on your TBR?

Happy Reading!

Have a great week!