Never Meant To Meet You by Alli Frank & Asha Youmans | Book Review

Never Meant To Meet You combines school-teacher charm with you’ve-been-schooled kind of toughness. The main character is Marjette Lewis, a late 30s Black woman who is a divorced mom of a teenager, a no-nonsense kindergarten teacher and an unwilling Weight-Watchers participant.  A week before she returns to school, she meets her next door neighbor, a…

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty | Book Review

Nine Perfect Strangers is a bit of a misleading title because the nine guests aren’t all strangers when they enter the Tranquillum wellness retreat in Australia, looking to change their lives. In fact, the guest list includes a young husband and wife pair, as well as a young woman and both her parents.  And as…