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Until I Find You by Rea Frey
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Until I Find You by Rea Frey
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Length: 320 pages
Genre: Thriller
Release Date: August 11, 2020

Purple Leaf

Synopsis

2 floors. 55 steps to go up. 40 more to the crib.

Since Rebecca Gray was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease, everything in her life consists of numbers. Each day her world grows a little darker and each step becomes a little more dangerous.

Following days of feeling like someone’s watching her, Bec awakes at home to the cries of her son in his nursery. When it’s clear he’s not going to settle, Bec goes to check on him.
She reaches in. Picks him up.
But he’s not her son.
And no one believes her.


One woman’s desperate search for her son . . .

In a world where seeing is believing, Bec must rely on her own conviction and a mother’s instinct to uncover the truth about what happened to her baby and bring him home for good.

My Thoughts

**I received ‘Until I Find You’ through NetGalley and St. Martins Press, in exchange for an honest review**

‘Until I Find You’ follows the story of Rebecca Gray as she fights to recover her son after vanishing without warning.

As a single mother living with a degenerative eye condition, Rebecca already has the odds stacked against her. In addition to her health, Rebecca is also grieving the death of her husband. This makes for a daunting challenge to fight through! We are given a detailed account of everything Rebecca endures as she rebuilds a sustainable life for both herself and Jackson, her son.

Although Rebecca’s diminishing sight threatens to steal Rebecca’s independence, this never stops her from doing everything possible in searching for Jackson. Her story is an uphill climb from start to finish, and it constantly left me wondering what obstacle might roll into her path next!

This is Rea Frey’s third book, in which she writes about the lengths people would take in order to establish safety for their children. ‘Until I Find You’ not only focuses on a mother’s love, but the strong will a mother holds in her heart that deflects challenge. A mother will fight for her children, no matter how many times doubt tries to creep into her soul. This story certainly left a lasting impression in my heart!

I recommend ‘Until I Find You’ for those who enjoy stories with strong characters fighting change, when insurmountable odds are stacked against them. You will enjoy this story!

What are your thoughts about Until i Find You? Would you add this amazing book to your TBR?


Love and Light, Cathleen

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NetGalley Mini Reviews: May 9

I’m excited to share my thoughts on these digital reads!

I have two digital review copies to share with you. I received these books from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

Thank You, Miyuki by Roxane Marie Galliez
Illustrated by Seng Soun Ratanavanh
Length: 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Release Date: September 1, 2020

My Thoughts

I adored this story about a child and her grandfather bonding through mindfulness and meditation. Miyuki is fascinated with her grandfather’s morning meditation ritual, so he guides her through the process. Using real life experiences, Miyuki’s grandfather teaches her how to stay mindful while staying aware of her surroundings.
The bond between Miyuki and her grandfather is simply precious! I also enjoyed the eye-catching illustrations on every page. This would be a very useful book for children to marvel at the beauty of a spring and summer day during moments of calm!



Until I Find You by Rea Frey
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Length: 320 pages
Genre: Thriller
Release Date: August 11, 2020

My Thoughts

Rebecca’s journey in proving her son’s absence was truly intense! As a young mother handling a degenerative eye condition, Rebecca already has the odds stacked against her. The journey in finding her son adds another arduous task to an already stacked list of challenges!

Rebecca’s life turns like a tide as her condition slowly threatens to take over her life, which adds to the tension in this tale. Until I Find You had me constantly wondering what would happen next in Rebecca’s plight. It will definitely leave readers on edge!

What are your thoughts about these books? Feel free to share below!

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Friday Reads: May 8

I’m currently reading two books:

A Woman’s Place: Inside the Fight for a Feminist Future by Kylie Cheung

A huge thank you to Edelweiss and North Atlantic Books for providing me this digital copy! Kylie Cheung shares her experiences as a feminist at the forefront of the Fourth Wave. She brings to light the strong presence social media possesses to promote women’s issues, as well as the hurtful effects of mysogyny and miscommunication.

Until I Find You by Rea Frey

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martins Press for this digital copy! Rea Frey’s third novel centers on a young widow searching for her son after he mysteriously vanishes. The fact that this person is also suffering from a degenerative eye condition makes things even more interesting!

What reads do you have today? Feel free to share below!

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WWW Wednesday: April 1

WWW Wednesday was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and now maintained by Taking on a World of Words.

There are three prompts for WWW Wednesday:
–What are you currently reading?
–What did you finish recently reading?
–What do you think you’ll read next?

I purchased all of these books through Book of the Month! I love being part of this subscription service!

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
So far I’m enjoying the dialogue between Chloe and her family! The relationship between Chloe and the handyman gets off on rough ground…it’s going to be fun to find out how their link progresses!

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
I really enjoyed this story about a woman learning how to start over after the loss of a loved one. This book was equal parts emotional and lighthearted!

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
I’m glad that this book chosen for the Literally Dead Book Club! A thriller set in New York City…I’m all in!


Friday Reads: March 27

I’m starting two books this weekend. I purchased book stories through Book of the Month!

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

This story is the April selection for the Literally Dead Book Club. I’m very excited to read this one!

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Since Take a Hint, Dani Brown is coming out soon, I need to get started on the first installment!

WWW Wednesday: March 25

WWW Wednesday was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and now maintained by Taking on a World of Words.

There are three prompts for WWW Wednesday:
–What are you currently reading?
–What did you finish recently reading?
–What do you think you’ll read next?

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
So far I like reading about Lydia’s ‘dual’ life, so to speak! I’m halfway into the novel, so I suspect things are going to get pretty complicated!

Berried in the Past (Cranberry Cove Mystery #5) by Peg Cochran
Thank you NetGalley for this wonderful eARC! I enjoyed this lovely mystery novel set in small town Michigan! It was filled with an eclectic cast of characters and delicious recipes!

Out of the Embers by Amanda Cabot
Thank you Revell for the complimentary copy! I really loved reading this historical romance set in 1850s Texas. It was a heartwarming tale!

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
This book is the April selection of the Literally Dead Book Club! I’m glad that Book of the Month offered this story as one of their choices to purchase!

Friday Reads: March 20

I’m about halfway into reading ‘Out of the Embers’ by Amanda Cabot. Thank you so much to Revell Reads for sending me a copy of this book! I’m really liking this book, as it’s a blend of Historical Fiction with Romance. I’m going to post a review on this book fairly soon!

I’m also starting on ‘You Are Not Alone’ by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkinen. This is the April selection for the Literally Dead Book Club. Since I don’t have the March selection, I’m starting the April read a bit early!

Goodreads Monday: November 18

Good morning everyone!

I’m taking part in Goodreads Monday. This was started by Lauren’s Page Turners, in which you choose a book listed on your Goodreads TBR and talk about it.

This week’s post:

Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

Why I Want to Read It:

I first became aware of Rea Frey through Instagram. I enjoy her weekly posts about her book signings and inspiration for writing. When I discovered Not Her Daughter at The Strand last month, I didn’t hesitate to buy it! I’m looking forward to reading this captivating book!

I hope everyone has a good week!


August 2019 New Book Releases

I was going to write a July reading wrap-up, but the books I read were all part of The Reading Rush, and I wrote my thoughts on those amazing stories already! So, here is a post about the new book releases happening this month.

House of Salt and Sorrows
Delacorte Press
Genre: YA
Release Date: August 6, 2019

House of Salt and Sorrows is Erin Craig’s debut novel. It is a fairy tale retelling of ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’, centering around a young woman set in unraveling the mystery of her family’s immense bad luck. I received a copy through Netgalley a few months ago, and I absolutely enjoyed it!

The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre
Midnight Ink Press

Genre: Suspense
Release Date: August 8, 2019

The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre is a tale of obsession and control, as a woman sets out to solve her harrowing situation of being a prisoner in her own home. This story truly sounds like an intense read!

The Birthday Girl by Melissa De La Cruz
Dutton Books

Genre: Thriller
Release Date: August 6, 2019

The Birthday Girl tells the story of Ellie, a woman celebrating her 40th birthday with family and friends. While she achieved great success in her life, there are skeletons in her closet that threaten to reveal itself.

Because Ypu’re Mine by Rea Frey
St. Martin’s Griffin

Genre: Suspense
Release Date: August 6, 2019

Because You’re Mine by Rea Frey centers around a hard-working single mom named Lee, who leaves her son with a trusted tutor for a much deserved weekend away. A couple days later, someone is found dead, and secrets begin to unravel among Lee’s trusted friends. It definately sounds like a page-turner!

Color Me In by Natasha Diaz
Delacorte Books
Genre: YA
Release Date: August 20, 2019

Color Me In is a story of finding one’s identity in the aftermath of divorce. Neveah Levitz moves to her mother’s childhood home in Harlem, where she confronts hostility and misunderstandings about her biracial identity. I also received this book through NetGalley, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts on this story soon!

Professional Reader

‘The Gilded Wolves’/Reading Blog #1

I’m up to page 108 in ‘The Gilded Wolves’. I’ve heard many mixed reviews about this novel, plus many comparisons to ‘Six of Crows’. So far, the only resemblance I see to ‘Six of Crows’ is that there is a planned heist, and it involves a group of people. Aside from those two facts, the comparisons end there. The characters each have their own storied past, each filled with their own forms of mental and emotional baggage. It will be interesting to see how these friendships/relationships progress as I continue reading the novel.

I’m really liking the scientific, magical aspect of this Parisian landscape. It involves a complex system of Forging (manipulating solid and liquid matter to benefit the means of the user), with many rules. It does seem complicated to follow all the rules through at times, yet so far I really appreciate it.