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 THAT MAKE US THANKFUL FOR F(READ)OM

Immigrant stories from China and El Salvador and echoes through the halls of Ellis Island. People who made the choice to leave their homes and start over in America dreaming of a better life. SolitoBy Javier Zamora Only 9 years old, Javier Zamora set out on a journey that would change...

BOOKS FOR SOME ULTIMATE FALL READING

“Luckiest Girl Alive” tells the story of a New York writer whose perfectly-curated life unravels when the dark past comes back to haunt her. Coming to Netflix October 7 Mad HoneyBy Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan Two single moms. Two high-school students. One charming New Hampshire town trying to solve...

BOOKS FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Celebrated Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month promotes the history and culture of Hispanic Americans. Books are an excellent way to better understand and support our diverse community. Check out some of my favorites! Our Last Days in BarcelonaBy Chanel Cleeton In 1964, the eldest Perez daughter, Isabel, travels...

BOOKS FOR NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH

Reasons to Stay AliveBy Matt Haig Prefer to listen? I highly recommend the audio version of this memoir narrated by the author. Many lives are touched by mental illness. You may have a family member or friend silently suffering and do not know how to assist them. You may recognize...

SHE SPIES: EXCITING & ELUSIVE CHARACTERS

Our American FriendBy Anna Pitoniak For the past four years Sofie Morse has been the newspaper’s White House correspondent. Tired of traveling frequently between DC and New York, Sofie decides that if President Caine wins a second election, it is time to move on. She leaves her position and receives...

BOOKS ABOUT SHOW BUSINESS, FROM TODAY & THE GOLDEN AGE

The Girls in the PictureBy Melanie Benjamin Known as the “Queen of Movies,” Mary Pickford was the first actual movie star in Hollywood. She won the first Academy Award and put her hand and footprints on Grauman's Theater sidewalk. Frances Marion was known as the top and highest-paid screenwriter of...

BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS YOU’LL NEVER READ

Book LoversBy Emily Henry For New York City literary agent Nora Stephens, spending time in North Carolina is not a getaway – it’s the one that got away! This successful dealmaker has lost every one of her recent boyfriends to a meet-cute not of her making. There is no way...

BOOKS TO FUEL YOUR ITALIAN WANDERLUST

Our Darkest NightBy Jennifer Robson Antonina Mazin lives with her father, a brilliant doctor, in Venice, Italy. As the Nazis close in on their little world in the fall of 1943, her father knows he must send his daughter away to safety. Antonina becomes Nina. She is “married” to Nico...

INDEPENDENCE DAY LOVE STORIES

Meant to Be By Emily Giffin Joe Kingsley is the “It” guy of the ’80s. Born into a wealthy family and carrying the memory of his father, an astronaut and American hero who perished tragically, Joe is smothered with love from his stylish, well-bred mother. With his All-American good looks, athleticism...

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...