Karen Newfield

Karen Newfield is first and foremost a reader, she has reviewed hundreds of books on her blog www.readingandeating.com. And, more recently, this new Keys resident has also begun writing.

BOOKS ABOUT TIME TRAVEL

The Love of My LifeBy Rosie Walsh Emma loves her husband Leo more than anything. They have a beautiful daughter and have spent the past decade building a lovely home. Emma has recently gone into remission, and the couple are often reminded of their deep connection and gratitude for her...

BOOKS ABOUT SHADY LADIES

The Lies I TellBy Julie Clark The target is a man Meg has patiently waited for over the last 10 years. She was just a girl when she and her terminally ill mother Rosie lost their home because of one man: Ron Ashton. Meg becomes a chameleon, changing her personality,...

SUMMER BOOK & FACEMASK PAIRING – KEYS WOMAN MAGAZINE

Family, history, mystery and romance. Grab one of these great beach reads, and dive in while you’re preparing, or repairing, your skin for the summer sunshine with a DIY facial masque.  “The Summer Place”By Jennifer Weiner When Ruby and Gabe announce their Cape Cod wedding plans, Sarah is surprised, but smiles...

BOOKS TO HONOR MYSTERY MASTERMIND AGATHA CHRISTIE

For more than 100 years, beloved English author Agatha Christie has filled us with thrills and chills. Over her successful career she wrote 75 novels, 28 collections, three poems, 16 plays, seven radio broadcasts and two autobiographies. She even lived a mystery of her own. Murder on the Orient ExpressBy...

BOOKS FOR THE POST-PANDEMIC ‘NEW NORMAL’

Wish You Were HereBy Jodi Picoult Diana and Finn have a plan. She will climb the corporate ladder at Sotheby’s while he finishes his surgical residency. They will marry and have 2.5 kids, a dog and a home outside the city. As their bucket list grows, the first box is...

BOOK REVIEW: ART HISTORY, MYSTERY & FORGERY

Woman on FireBy Lisa Barr After completing journalism school, Jules Roth schemes her way into the newspaper offices of Dan Mansfield, renowned investigative reporter. Dan is impressed with Jules’ gumption and gives her a chance to assist with a private matter he is researching for his close friend, designer Ellis...

BOOKS TO CELEBRATE THE LUCK OF THE IRISH

The ReboundBy Catherine Walsh  Suddenly single, jobless and homeless, Abby Reynolds finds herself on a plane to Ireland. Having spent her childhood doing everything in her power to leave this tiny village, Abby is on her sister’s doorstep at what once was their childhood home. Instantly at odds with each...

3 EXCELLENT READS TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

The Yellow WifeBy Sadeqa Johnson Pheby Delores Brown was born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia. As the daughter of a slave and her white master, Pheby is chosen to be educated and later promised freedom when she turns 18 years old. Despondent after her mother’s death, Pheby finds...

LIGHTHEARTED LOVE STORIES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

With Love From London By Sara Jio At 35, Valentina Baker never imagined she would be completely reinventing her life. After the news that Nick is having an affair sends their marriage into a downward spiral, divorce quickly follows. Valentina then receives the shocking news that her long-lost mother...

KAREN NEWFIELD: DELICIOUS BOOKS ABOUT COOKING, CHEFS & RECIPES

Finding Freedom By Erin French At an age when she could barely reach the stove, Erin French was already helping her dad at the family’s local diner. The small town of Freedom, Maine had one eating establishment, and change was not welcome. At first, Erin was mostly in her dad’s...

KAREN NEWFIELD: BAND BOOKS

Heard it in a Love SongBy Tracey Garvis Graves Layla teaches music class at the local elementary school. Recently divorced, she is finally free from a suffocating and loveless marriage. Years ago, Layla led a successful local band. Imagining her life on stage, Layla followed her dreams - sharing her...

RESOLUTION READING FOR THE NEW YEAR

Find more time for reading, try a new genre, renew your library card, listen to an audiobook, join a book club and most importantly, don’t miss these three fabulous new mysteries coming out in 2022! Reckless GirlsBy Rachel Hawkins Lux McAllister and super hot Nico appear to be the golden couple....