Friday, July 30, 2021

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Assigned by Paris Wynters a Caffeinated PR tour

Today is my stop on the Assigned by Paris Wynters tour a Caffeinated PR tour so sit back have a cuppa and enjoy the Showcase :)

Assigned by Paris Wynters is the third standalone novel in the Navy SEALs of Little Creek series featuring a pilot program that matches SEALS to Brides. Come check out Lucas and Riley's second chance romance. Read an excerpt, enter the giveaway and order your copy!

Assigned by Paris Wynters

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How can she become a new version of herself when she’s married to her past?

After two of his buddies found love through the military’s matchmaking program, Lucas Craiger decides to give it a shot. He’s not necessarily looking for love, just companionship and a kind, reliable stepmom for his young son. When he’s assigned to his high school sweetheart who shattered his heart, his plan for an uncomplicated relationship becomes acutely complicated.

Riley Thompson signed up for the matchmaking program because she needs a fresh start—and the health insurance. She desperately wants to build a life with a man where her autoimmune disease doesn’t define her and she can prove herself. But being matched with Lucas isn’t the new beginning she wanted. He’s the love of her life she let go when she was first diagnosed.

Lucas is determined to make the most of this second chance with Riley, but when his custody battle heats up, his new marriage isn’t the only relationship in jeopardy.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Showcase - Disquiet a Novel by ZÜLFÜ LIVANELI Translated by BRENDAN FREELY

Calling all eclectic readers who love the exotic, out of the ordinary title stop by and check out my showcase of my favorite Indie, Other Press's new release, Disquiet. A forbidden love in a foreign land.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-032-6
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 06-29-2021
Length: 176pp
Buy It: Publisher/ Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



From the internationally bestselling author of Serenade for Nadia, a powerful story of love and faith amidst the atrocities committed by ISIS against the Yazidi people.

Disquiet transports the reader to the contemporary Middle East through the stories of Meleknaz, a Yazidi Syrian refugee, and Hussein, a young man from the Turkish city of Mardin near the Syrian border. Passionate about helping others, Hussein begins visiting a refugee camp to tend to the thousands of poor and sick streaming into Turkey, fleeing ISIS. There, he falls in love with Meleknaz—whom his disapproving family will call “the devil” who seduced him—and their relationship sets further tragedy in motion.

A nuanced meditation on the nature of being human and an empathetic, probing look at the past and present of these Mesopotamian lands, Disquiet gives voice to the peoples, faiths, histories, and stories that have swept through this region over centuries.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Showcase When a Duke Loves a Governess by Olivia Drake - Unlikely Duchesses #3

Today I'm showcasing #3 in Olivia Drakes, Unlikely Duchesses, When a Duke Loves a Governess stop by and see what brings them together.

ISBN-13:  9781250174499
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 7-27-2021
Length: 320pp
Unlikely Duchesses #3
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



A stunning new Regency from beloved author Olivia Drake, When a Duke Loves a Governess...!

Tessa James has worked and planned tirelessly to open her own millinery shop. All she needs now is a loan from the lord who sired and abandoned her. The only problem is, she doesn’t even know his name. What’s a woman to do to find him but enter the aristocratic world by becoming a governess?

Guy Whitby, the new Duke of Carlin, has returned to London after years abroad to discover that his young daughter Sophy has become a wild-child known for scaring away every governess who's crossed his doorstep. When Tessa James applies for the job, he hires her in desperation despite his misgivings that she’s too bold and beautiful–and that she might be fibbing about her qualifications.

Their blooming attraction leads them on a completely unexpected path to love that neither wants to deny. But when an old enemy threatens Guy's family, their forbidden romance goes up in flames. Can they still learn to love and trust each other as forces try to tear them apart?

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Showcase - The Rocky Road to Ruin by Meri Allen

It's always exciting to start a new cozy mystery series and this one is perfect for summer because it's set in an Ice Cream Parlor.

ISBN-13: 9781250267061
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: 7 -27-2021
Length: 352
Ice Cream Shop Mystery #1
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/IndieBound



Justice will be swirled by amateur sleuth Riley Rhodes in the first in Meri Allen's brand-new mystery series, The Rocky Road to Ruin!

Riley Rhodes, travel food blogger and librarian at the CIA, makes a bittersweet return to her childhood home of Penniman, Connecticut – land of dairy farms and covered bridges - for a funeral. Despite the circumstances, Riley’s trip home is sprinkled with reunions with old friends, visits to her father’s cozy bookshop on the town green, and joyful hours behind the counter at the beloved Udderly Delicious Ice Cream Shop. It feels like a time to help her friend Caroline rebuild after her mother’s death, and for Riley to do a bit of her own reflecting after a botched undercover mission in Italy. After all, it’s always good to be home.

But Caroline and her brother Mike have to decide what to do with the assets they’ve inherited – the ice cream shop as well as the farm they grew up on – and they’ve never seen eye to eye. Trouble begins to swirl as Riley is spooked by reports of a stranger camping behind the farm and by the odd behavior of the shop’s mascot, Caroline’s snooty Persian, Sprinkles. When Mike turns up dead in the barn the morning after the funeral, the peace and quiet of Penniman seems upended for good. Can Riley find the killer before another body gets scooped?

Monday, July 26, 2021

Audible Review - Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr narrated by Thérèse Plummer

Today on the blog I'm reviewing the #Audible edition of Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr. I'm returning to Virgin River too as it's been quite a while since I immersed in Robyn's classic series and even though I missed a few titles in between I found myself right back in the thick of things with Jack and Mel and Preacher and all the rest and I got to fall in love with the stars of this book too. 
Have you checked out the Netflix original series? I'm going to start watching very soon!
Sit back and Return to Virgin River with me.

Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Release Date: 10-13-2020
Length: 7 hours-45 minutes
Virgin River #19
Source: Amazon/Audible purchase
Buy It: Audible



Number one New York Times best-selling author Robyn Carr returns to the beloved town of Virgin River with a brand-new story about fresh starts and new friends.

Now a Netflix Original Series!

Kaylee Sloan’s home in Southern California is full of wonderful memories of the woman who raised her. But the memories are prolonging her grief over her mother’s recent death. A successful author, Kaylee hoped she could pour herself into her work. Instead she has terrible writer’s block and a looming deadline.

Determined to escape distractions and avoid the holiday season, Kaylee borrows a cabin in Virgin River. She knows the isolation will help her writing, and as she drives north through the mountains and the majestic redwoods, she immediately feels inspired. Until she arrives at a building that has just gone up in flames. Devastated, she heads to Jack’s Bar to plan her next steps. The local watering hole is the heart of the town, and once she crosses the threshold, she’s surprised to be embraced by people who are more than willing to help a friend - or a stranger - in need.

Kaylee’s world is expanding in ways she never dreamed possible. And when she rescues a kitten followed by a dog with a litter of puppies, she finds her heart opening up to the animals who need her. And then there’s the dog trainer who knows exactly how to help her. As the holidays approach, Kaylee’s dread turns to wonder. Because there’s no better place to spend Christmas than Virgin River.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Showcase- The Year of Our Love by CATERINA BONVICINI Translated from Italian by ANTONY SHUGAAR

Today is another day that I'm showcasing a wonderful offering from my favorite Indie, Other Press. Today's selection was originally published in Italian and Other Press has brought it across the sea for the US to enjoy.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-062-3
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 6-22-2021
Length: 400pp
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An extraordinary story of friendship and love across class lines, this rich, evocative novel traces the history of modern Italy, from 1975 to 2013, through the fate of one couple.

Valerio and Olivia grow up together in the Morganti family’s opulent villa in Bologna, inseparable friends even though they come from vastly different worlds: Olivia, the Morgantis’ daughter, is the heir to a large industrial fortune, while Valerio is the son of their gardener and maid. Largely sheltered from the dangers rampant in the unstable Italy of the 1970s, the two share their first innocent kiss at five years old, which heralds the start of a decades-long relationship.

From Valerio having to move to a poor neighborhood in Rome and Olivia making her entrance in high society, life tries to separate them at every turn, but without success, so strong is the bond between them. Year after year they meet only for a few moments, which feel like they’re eternal, and their friendship turns into something more intense, and scary. They take different paths: Olivia travels the world looking for herself, while Valerio devotes himself to a prestigious career that doesn’t satisfy him, in a country that is quickly losing its identity in the political crises of the Berlusconi era. Still, they keep meeting again and again at crossroads in life.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Sneak Peek - Review Shadow Music by Helaine Mario

September 21st, is the release day for Helaine Mario's Shadow Music, #3 in her novels staring her concert pianist, Maggie O'Shea. Well I recently read the book and fell in love all over again with Maggie and all her friends and I just can't wait until then to share my thoughts. 

But have no fear, this is just to whet your appetite, on release day I'll be back to feature Shadow Music yet again with a special author interview and a #Giveaway. 

So sit back and enjoy my sneak peek review!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Showcase- The Lights of Sugarberry Cove by Heather Weber

Today on the blog I'm showcasing Heather Weber's latest novel featuring small town, family, falling in love and a bit of woo woo to make it all magical.

ISBN-13: 978-1250774620
Publisher: Forge Books
Release Date: 
Length: 272pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



The Lights of Sugarberry Cove is a charming, delightful story of family, healing, love, and small town Southern charm by USA Today bestselling author Heather Webber.

Sadie Way Scott has been avoiding her family and hometown of Sugarberry Cove, Alabama, since she nearly drowned in the lake just outside her mother’s B&B. Eight years later, Sadie is the host of a much-loved show about southern cooking and family, but despite her success, she wonders why she was saved. What is she supposed to do?

Sadie’s sister, Leala Clare, is still haunted by the guilt she feels over the night her sister almost died. Now, at a crossroads in her marriage, Leala has everything she ever thought she wanted—so why is she so unhappy?

When their mother suffers a minor heart attack just before Sugarberry Cove’s famous water lantern festival, the two sisters come home to run the inn while she recovers. It’s the last place either of them wants to be, but with a little help from the inn’s quirky guests, the sisters may come to terms with their strained relationships, accept the past, and rediscover a little lake magic.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Review- All The Colors of Night by Jayne Ann Krentz Fogg Lake #2

There is no author who writes in the fantasy/ paranormal genre who can hold a candle to JAK, whether she's writing in the future as Jayne Castle or in the past as Amanda Quick if you like a little woo woo with your romance she's your gal. All The Colors of Night is book 2 in her Fogg Lake trilogy so settle in for my thoughts on this fantastic book.

Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: 1-5-2021
Length: 336 pp
Source: Netgalley for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



An instant New York Times bestseller!

Two psychics plunge into a dark world of deadly secrets in this second installment in the Fogg Lake trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz.

North Chastain possesses a paranormal talent that gives him the ability to track down the most dangerous psychic criminals. When his father suddenly falls into a coma-like state, North is convinced it was caused by a deadly artifact that traces back to the days of a secret government program known only as the Bluestone Project. North knows his only hope of saving his father is to find the artifact. He is good when it comes to tracking down killers, but to locate the relic he’s going to need help from a psychic who knows the shadowy world of obsessive collectors, deceptive dealers and ruthless raiders.…

With her reputation in ruins after a false accusation, antiques expert Sierra Raines is looking for a fresh start. She turns to the murky backwaters of the paranormal artifacts trade, finding and transporting valuable objects with a psychic provenance. When North Chastain approaches her for help, Sierra takes him on as a client, though not without reservations. North represents the mysterious Foundation, the secretive organization established to police the underworld populated by psychic criminals and those, like Sierra, who make a living in the shadows of that world.

North and Sierra soon find themselves at the scene of the Incident, which occurred decades ago in Fogg Lake. The town and its residents were forever changed by the disaster in the nearby Bluestone Project labs. The pair unearths shocking truths about what happened that fateful night, but they are playing with fire—someone in town knows what they’ve discovered and will do anything to make sure the secrets stay buried.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Review- A Dog's Courage by W. Bruce Cameron

When I saw an ad from Forge Books come across my desk about this book I knew I had to read it but alas as usual life happens and although I did showcase it in June I was not able to read it in time for the blog post. So today I'm so excited to be sharing my thoughts on this wonderful book.

Publisher: Forge Books
Release Date: 5-4-2021
Length: 286pp
A Dog's Way Home #2
Source: Publisher/Netgalley for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



#1 New York Times bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron once again captures the bravery and determination of a very good dog in the gripping sequel to A Dog’s Way Home, the acclaimed novel that inspired the hit movie!

Bella was once a lost dog, but now she lives happily with her people, Lucas and Olivia, only occasionally recalling the hardships in her past. Then a weekend camping trip turns into a harrowing struggle for survival when the Rocky Mountains are engulfed by the biggest wildfire in American history. The raging inferno separates Bella from her people and she is lost once more.

Alone in the wilderness, Bella unexpectedly finds herself responsible for the safety of two defenseless mountain lion cubs. Now she’s torn between two equally urgent goals. More than anything, she wants to find her way home to Lucas and Olivia, but not if it means abandoning her new family to danger. And danger abounds, from predators hunting them to the flames threatening at every turn.

Can Bella ever get back to where she truly belongs?

A Dog’s Courage is more than a fast-paced adventure, more than a devoted dog’s struggle to survive, it’s a story asking that we believe in our dogs as much as they believe in us.

Friday, July 16, 2021

#GIVEAWAY Review-Witch of All Witches Interview with author Donna Augustine

Today I'm so psyched to be sharing my review of Witch of All Witches from Donna Augustine an author whose become a go to and my absolute favorite in the genre. Plus Donna is offering one lucky person an e-book. See below for details!

ASIN:  B096QW159P
Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Release Date: 6-10-2021
Length: 312pp
Source: Author for review
Buy It: Amazon



I went from being an outcast in Salem, to living in Xest, a world existing solely on magic. I have a good job brokering hopes and wishes, a hot boss, and a cool place to live. My life is a witch’s dream.

Except there are a couple of teensy little problems. I might’ve accidentally gotten infused with some magic that didn’t belong to me. The hot boss? I might be falling in love with him, to my detriment. If that isn’t enough, heaven and hell have finally caught up to me, demanding I return the extra magic or else. Too bad I don’t know how to do that.
Donna is offering one reader any
one e-book from her Tales of Xest series
Open Internationally
Please Use Rafflecopter form to enter
Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

#GIVEAWAY Showcase- With Neighbors Like These by Linda Lovely a Partners in Crime tour

Welcome to my stop on this fabulous tour, after you read all about it don't forget to enter the #Giveaway at the end.

With Neighbors Like These

by Linda Lovely

July 12 - August 6, 2021 Tour


With Neighbors Like These by Linda Lovely


He championed shooting deer inside the HOA’s nature sanctuary. Now his corpse is posed curbside, cradling a trophy deer head. The theatrical murder panics residents, and Ted Welch asks Kylee Kane, retired Coast Guard investigator, to help his HOA management firm calm fears. Kylee agrees. Her own mother is getting death threats over her crusade to protect the deer.


When a belligerent owner in another HOA is murdered, terror reigns. The Sheriff’s Department blames Ted for letting HOA feuds spiral into homicide. Kylee discovers links between the victims and suspects a recently-pardoned general is next. Authorities and the arrogant general dismiss her warning. Can she foil the third act in the crafty killer’s death-as-theater game or will she be the next corpse on display?

Praise for With Neighbors Like These:

"Linda Lovely delivers another twisty mystery with the perfect mix of wry humor and quirky characters. Anyone looking for a fun, fast page-turner, here it is!"
--Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“HOA communities seem deceptively safe, but the mix of gossip and politics in rule-bound groups can be a fertile breeding ground for murder. For the gutsy Kylee Kane, a fact-finding gig in South Carolina’s Lowcountry turns increasingly complex and dangerous. With Neighbors Like These offers a distinctive setting, a tenacious female sleuth and captivating suspense.”
--Katherine Ramsland, bestselling author of How to Catch a Killer

"Low Country murder, intrigue, and even a little romance abound in With Neighbors Like These. Kylee Kane is a welcome addition to the genre, and author Linda Lovely knows how to stir the pot with crackling dialogue and a tidy little mystery. Highly recommended!"
--Richard Helms, Derringer and Thriller Awards winning author of Brittle Karma

Book Details:

Genre:Traditional Mystery
Published by: Level Best Books
Publication Date: July 13th 2021
Number of Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781953789457
Series: HOA Mystery Series, Book 1
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

GIVEAWAY Showcase Silence in the Library by Katharine Schellman Banner a Partners in Crime tour

Welcome to my stop on this fabulous tour, after you read all about it don't forget to enter the #Giveaway at the end!

Silence in the Library by Katharine Schellman Banner

Silence in the Library

by Katharine Schellman

July 12 - August 6, 2021 Tour


Silence in the Library by Katharine Schellman

Regency widow Lily Adler didn't expect to find a corpse when visiting a family friend. Now it's up to her to discover the killer in the charming second installment in the Lily Adler mysteries.

Regency widow Lily Adler has finally settled into her new London life when her semi-estranged father arrives unexpectedly, intending to stay with her while he recovers from an illness. Hounded by his disapproval, Lily is drawn into spending time with Lady Wyatt, the new wife of an old family friend. Lily barely knows Lady Wyatt. But she and her husband, Sir Charles, seem as happy as any newly married couple until the morning Lily arrives to find the house in an uproar and Sir Charles dead.

All signs indicate that he tripped and struck his head late at night. But when Bow Street constable Simon Page is called to the scene, he suspects foul play. And it isn't long before Lily stumbles on evidence that Sir Charles was, indeed, murdered.

Mr. Page was there when Lily caught her first murderer, and he trusts her insight into the world of London's upper class. With the help of Captain Jack Hartley, they piece together the reasons that Sir Charles's family might have wanted him dead. But anyone who might have profited from the old man's death seems to have an alibi... until Lily receives a mysterious summons to speak with one of the Wyatts' maids, only to find the young woman dead when she arrives.

Mr. Page believes the surviving family members are hiding the key to the death of both Sir Charles and the maid. To uncover the truth, Lily must convince the father who doesn't trust or respect her to help catch his friend's killer before anyone else in the Wyatt household dies.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Tantor Audio Review of Overground Railroad by Candacy Taylor

I am so excited to bring you my thoughts on Overground Railroad by Candacy Taylor a real eyeopener for me.

Publisher: Tantor Audio
Release Date: 9-29-2020
Length: 9 hours/30 minutes
Source: Netgalley for review
Buy It: Audible



The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for Black motorists.

Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "Black travel guide to America". At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African Americans to travel because Black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or buy gas at most White-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for Black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and Overground Railroad celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. It shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Showcase- Suncranes and Other Stories Translated by Simon Wickhamsmith

Today I'm so happy to be bringing you another wonderful offering from Columbia University Press, Suncranes, a collection of modern Mongolian short stories.

ISBN-13:  9780231196772
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 7-6-2021
Length: 296pp

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Over the course of the twentieth century, Mongolian life was transformed, as a land of nomadic communities encountered first socialism and then capitalism and their promises of new societies. The stories collected in this anthology offer literary snapshots of Mongolian life throughout this tumult. Suncranes and Other Stories showcases a range of powerful voices and their vivid portraits of nomads, revolution, and the endless steppe.

Spanning the years following the socialist revolution of 1921 through the early twenty-first century, these stories from the country’s most highly regarded prose writers show how Mongolian culture has forged links between the traditional and the modern. Writers employ a wide range of styles, from Aesopian fables through socialist realism to more experimental forms, influenced by folktales and epics as well as Western prose models. They depict the drama of a nomadic population struggling to understand a new approach to life imposed by a foreign power while at the same time benefiting from reforms, whether in the capital city Ulaanbaatar or on the steppe. Across the mix of stories, Mongolia’s majestic landscape and the people’s deep connection to it come through vividly. For all English-speaking readers curious about Mongolia’s people and culture, Simon Wickhamsmith’s translations make available this captivating literary tradition and its rich portrayals of the natural and social worlds.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Showcase - Late Summer by Luiz Ruffato translated by Julia Sanches

Today I'm showcasing Late Summer by LUIZ RUFFATO Translated by JULIA SANCHES another fantastic offering from my favorite Indie Other Press.  Bussfeed's Best Summer Beach Read Pick!

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-020-3
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 7-06-2021
Length: 288pp

Buy It: AmazonB&NIndieBound

From one of Brazil’s most important living writers, a powerful reflection on the effects of isolation and feelings of inadequacy in our time.


Sick and abandoned by his wife and son, Oséias decides to go back to his hometown after twenty years away. During this time apart, he has heard about his family only through sporadic phone calls from his younger sister, Isabela. The shadow of the suicide of their sister Lígia, when she was fifteen, lingers over Oséias as he tries to reestablish contact with his siblings. Each of them is absorbed in their own world: Rosana and her obsession with fitness; Isabela and her struggle to survive; João Lúcio and his isolation. All of them are branded by loneliness, but most of all Oséias, who, misunderstood by his family members and old acquaintances, decides to put an end to his journey.

Late Summer can be read as both the realistic story of a displaced man tortured by his unsuccessful attempt to redeem his past, and as a portrait of contemporary society, in which social classes have ruptured any form of dialogue between them, and people have become rogue planets whose paths cross occasionally, risking mutual destruction.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Sophia Rose Reviews - Family Portraits by Pamela Lynne, narrated by Brigid Lohrey

Today Sophia Rose is Reviewing Family Portraits by Pamela Lynne, narrated by Brigid Lohrey

Family Portraits by Pamela Lynne, narrated by Brigid Lohrey

#2 Dearest Friends

Historical Romance

Publisher:  Pamela Lynne

Published:  4.26.21


Time:  9 hours 4 minutes

Rating: 5

Narration: 5

Format:  Audible

Source:  Author

Sellers:  AmazonAudible

ADD TO: GoodReads


GoodReads Blurb: 

In Dearest Friends, Pamela Lynne drew complex and interesting characters who joined Darcy and Elizabeth on their road to happily ever after. But, what happened after ‘the end’? Did Lydia survive her time at Rosings? Did Jane find fulfillment as Mrs. Bingley? Did Mary and Sebastian adhere to duty or allow their hearts to lead them? Follow the Fitzwilliams, Bennets, Gardiners and Darcys through portraits of their lives at two, five and ten years after the Darcys’ marriage. Their canvas is studded with heartbreaking loss, new beginnings and, through it all, the indelible bond of family.


Thursday, July 1, 2021

#MacmillanAudio Review of Preventable by Andy Slavitt Narrated by: Bradley Whitford

Today I'm reviewing the Macmillan audio version of Andy Slavitt's eye-opening behind the scenes look at how the US responded to the Covid-19 crisis and how it affected us from the top to the trenches.

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 06-29-2021
Length: 9 hours-53 minutes
Source: Publisher for review
Buy It: Audible



“Painfully good. The book could have been called, ‘Outrageous.’ The story Andy Slavitt tells is not just about Trump’s monumental failures but also about the deeper ones that started long before, with our health system, our politics, and more.” --Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal

The definitive, behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Coronavirus crisis from one of the
most recognizable and influential voices in healthcare

From former Biden Senior Advisor Andy Slavitt, Preventable is the definitive inside account of the United States' failed response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Slavitt chronicles what he saw and how much could have been prevented -- an unflinching investigation of the cultural, political, and economic drivers that led to unnecessary loss of life.

With unparalleled access to the key players throughout the government on both sides of the aisle, the principal public figures, as well as the people working on the frontline involved in fighting the virus, Slavitt brings you into the room as fateful decisions are made and focuses on the people at the center of the political system, health care system, patients, and caregivers. The story that emerges is one of a country in which -- despite the heroics of many -- bad leadership, political and cultural fractures, and an unwillingness to sustain sacrifice light a fuse that is difficult to extinguish.

Written in the tradition of The Big Short, Preventable continues Andy Slavitt’s important work of addressing the uncomfortable realities that brought America to this place. And, he puts forth the solutions that will prevent us from being here again, ensuring a better, stronger country for everyone.