Don’t Miss These Books Coming in January!


Do you like to switch up the genres you read?  I thoroughly enjoy a memoir, maybe a light fun novel, a deep intense thriller, a little true crime and a couple of historical fiction books, then I start all over again. This memoir, The Elephant in the Room by Tommy Tomlinson is the next memoir on my list.  I love reading people’s experiences and getting to know the lives of others.

This one is getting awesome reviews and I cannot wait to settle down and dig in!

What you need to know:

When he was almost fifty years old, Tommy Tomlinson weighed an astonishing—and dangerous—460 pounds, at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, unable to climb a flight of stairs without having to catch his breath, or travel on an airplane without buying two seats. Raised in a family that loved food, he had been aware of the problem for years, seeing doctors and trying diets from the time he was a preteen. But nothing worked, and every time he tried to make a change, it didn’t go the way he planned—in fact, he wasn’t sure that he really wanted to change.

He was only one of millions of Americans struggling with weight, body image, and a relationship with food that puts them at major risk. Intimate and insightful, The Elephant in the Room is Tomlinson’s chronicle of meeting those people, taking the first steps towards health, and trying to understand how, as a nation, we got to this point. From buying a FitBit and setting an exercise goal to contemplating the Heart Attack Grill, America’s “capital of food porn,” and modifying his own diet, Tomlinson brings us along on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery that is a candid and sometimes brutal look at the everyday experience of being constantly aware of your size. Over the course of the book, he confronts these issues head on and chronicles the practical steps he has to take—big and small—to lose weight by the end.


Most people have a complicated relationship with eating. This book explores the themes closely related to the topic of food; addiction, weight, health, self-esteem. Incredibly relatable, its a must read for those who enjoy memoirs.  Due out on January 15, 2019




A suspenseful book compared to Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door will definitely get my attention! Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks is getting a lot of advance acclaim and its the four and five-star reviews from my fellow book bloggers that made me take a look at this novel which promises to be full of twists and turns.

Here’s the full synopsis:

Charlotte was supposed to be looking after the children, and she swears she was. She only took her eyes off of them for one second. But when her three kids are all safe and sound at the school fair, and Alice, her best friend Harriet’s daughter, is nowhere to be found, Charlotte panics. Frantically searching everywhere, Charlotte knows she must find the courage to tell Harriet that her beloved only child is missing. And admit that she has only herself to blame.

Harriet, devastated by this unthinkable, unbearable loss, can no longer bring herself to speak to Charlotte again, much less trust her. Now more isolated than ever and struggling to keep her marriage afloat, Harriet believes nothing and no one. But as the police bear down on both women trying to piece together the puzzle of what happened to this little girl, dark secrets begin to surface—and Harriet discovers that confiding in Charlotte again may be the only thing that will reunite her with her daughter….


This novel is receiving lots and lots of great reviews so my expectations are high.  Other reviewers are saying Her One Mistake is chilling…gripping…riveting. Make this one of the top picks for January!

Due out on January 8 2019.




I loved Simon Lelic’s novel, The House, so its with immense anticipation that I am starting The Liar’s Room. Have you noticed how many books contain Liar in the title lately? It’s a trend! This book promises to deliver a ride of creepy thrills and nerve-wracking intensity!

Here’s the plot:

Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counselor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe.

But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She’s never met this young man before – so why does she feel like she knows him?

Then Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt.

And Susanna realizes she was wrong. 
She doesn’t know him. 


I always like books about people who reinvent themselves, those who have a secret to keep hidden, something to keep the reader guessing. If you love thrillers like I do, you will want to put this on your Goodreads list!

It’s due out on January 15, 2019



Apple of My Eye by Claire Allan needs to be at the top of your To-Read list. This utterly addicting novel will keep you up late at night, unraveling the mystery.

Eliana Hughes is seven months pregnant and having a hard time with her pregnancy. She works as a hospice nurse and loves her job but is conflicted about becoming a mother. Weird notes begin to appear, accusing her husband of cheating on her. He is spending a lot of time in London lately… are her hormones making her emotional or is there really something to worry about? Who is sending the notes?

Alternating chapters is Louisa, a disturbed young woman who is watching and planning, waiting to steal a baby. Is it Louisa who is sending the notes to Eli? And exactly who is this unstable woman?

As Eli struggles with the possibility her husband is cheating on her, her beloved mother sweeps in to take care of her and make sure Eli is all right. Under her mother’s care, Eli can relax and get the rest she needs while her mother takes care of everything else.

Here is the official synopsis:

When a mysterious note arrives for seven months pregnant nurse Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life – from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months.

As the person behind the note escalates their campaign to out Eli’s husband as a cheat, she finds herself unable to trust even her own instincts, and as pressure builds, she makes a mistake that jeopardises her entire future.

Elsewhere, someone is watching. Someone who desperately wants a baby to call their own and will go to any lengths to become a mother – and stay a mother…

If you haven’t read Claire Allan’s book,  Her Name Was Rose, get it immediately! That was a fantastic novel too.

Apple of My Eye is due out on January 24, 2019



If you want something to read now, my novel, The Blondes of Bel Air is available! Only $2.99 on Kindle. 

Looking for a cookbook to suit food allergies, this Gluten-Free, No Nuts, No Soy Low Oxalate cookbook is available now. And yes, I wrote it! Super easy recipes that can be prepared within forty minutes and uses simple ingredients, this cookbook was written with the goal of helping others who struggle with food restrictions.