Standalone Sunday :: 11/27/16

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, full of family fun and stuffing your faces with turkey and cranberry sauce (my fave)! It’s time for another Standalone Sunday post, so let’s get into it and see what we’ve all picked for this week.


Standalone Sunday is a feature created by yours truly where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! There’s so much focus on books that are part of a series… I thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!

Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And you’re more than welcome to use the image I created. Link to your post in the comments below or make sure you link back to this post so I can check it out and add you down below!

imageLittle Peach by Peggy Kern

What do you do if you’re in trouble?

When Michelle runs away from her drug-addicted mother, she has just enough money to make it to New York City, where she hopes to move in with a friend. But once she arrives at the bustling Port Authority, she is confronted with the terrifying truth: she is alone and out of options.

Then she meets Devon, a good-looking, well-dressed guy who emerges from the crowd armed with a kind smile, a place for her to stay, and eyes that seem to understand exactly how she feels.

But Devon is not what he seems to be, and soon Michelle finds herself engulfed in the world of child prostitution where he becomes her “Daddy” and she his “Little Peach.” It is a world of impossible choices, where the line between love and abuse, captor and savior, is blurred beyond recognition.

This hauntingly vivid story illustrates the human spirit’s indomitable search for home, and one girl’s struggle to survive.

This week I decided to go with another diverse book, Little Peach by Peggy Kern. This is a story of heartache, love, confusion, naivete, and loss… and it will have you on edge the whole time (and most likely in tears). Watching our main character, Michelle, struggle with the situation she’s in is completely heart-wrenching. It makes you think about the real life people and children who are in these same situations. I cringe just thinking about it.

I recommend this book to just about anyone… unless you’re easily offended, then I would say stay away from this one. But this is a diverse read, with characters who are POC and LGBTQ+, so if you’re looking for an emotional, diverse story and you can handle the explicit scenes… this is it!


Standalone Posts Around the Blogosphere

Laura @ Bibliofagista • Debby @ Always Booking • Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek • H.P. @ Every Day Should Be Tuesday  Lara @ The Heathen  Renee @ It’s Book Talk  Nicki @ The Secret Library  Azia @ The Uncharted Word  Misty @ Misty’s Book Space  Beth @ Reading Every Night  Lilly @ Lair of Books  Didi @ Didi Oviatt  Steff @ Little Booky Nook

Have you read this book? What are some standalone novels you would recommend? If you want to participate in this feature, link up your post in the comments and I’ll add you up top!


50 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday :: 11/27/16

    1. It really is an emotional roller coaster. You’re right about that! If you do end up reading it, I hope you love it as much as I did. I would recommend waiting till you’re in the mood though, like you said, or else you probably WON’T like it. And I don’t want that to happen! 😉

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  1. This sounds like a great book Megan. I’m trying to add more diverse and LGBT+ books onto my to-read list, my aim for next year is to have gotten through more diverse books than I did this year, so this is definitely going to be an addition on there. It sounds heartbreaking though so even though I wouldn’t say I was easily offended I may struggle through it, if that makes sense.
    Great pick for this week! 🙂

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  2. This book looks amazing!! It’s officially added to my list (probably even bumped its way in toward the front of the line… the little butter, anyways.) … Also, I just added a standalone post of my own, and will every week, this is great, I’m crazy excited!!! I hope I did it right lol, and I’d love to be added to your list 🙂 .. If you want to add another book to your ‘to be read list’ I just came out with a stand alone novel of my own its an adult thriller Aggravated Momentum …. Thanks, your book choices are amazing BTW!!

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    1. You just made my day!! Seriously! Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy this book if you end up reading it. I’ll be looking forward to your posts on Sunday’s and I’ve linked you up to my post. Congrats on your novel! I’ll definitely be checking it out. Thank you!!

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  3. Hi Megan! Did you just upgraded your blog? I noticed the word “wordpress” got dropped from your url hehe.. Congrats on the upgrade. How do you change font colors? I hope to post a standalone sunday one of these days. Somehow I am stuck on only liking trilogies lately hehe.. For one weekend, I thought about upgrading my blog too, but then I don’t know if I will have time for it. What other costs for it besides the $18/year? Do you like it better than the free version?

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    1. Yes, I did upgrade my blog! Thank you for noticing 😊 I upgraded to the Premium plan for $99/year. I didn’t know they had an $18/yr one. But anyways, I like it but not sure that it’s totally worth it unless you understand CSS web design and stuff. Which I don’t! But I’m trying to learn. Also, to change font color you have to be on WordPress on a computer or laptop. Then when you go to write a post, it’ll pop up top letting you change your font color. Beside the horizontal line and stuff. Hope that makes sense!

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      1. I found it now.. somehow it’s hidden in the “toolbar toggle icon?” weird.. I see the $99 now.. that $18 must be just for the domain. I don’t know how to build a website either.. Good luck 🙂 Let me know if you still like it down the road.. hehe..

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