Book Review for “The Seamstress of New Orleans” by Diane C. McPhail. Summary: "The year 1900 ushers in a new century and the promise of social change, and women rise together toward equality. Yet rules and restrictions remain, especially for women like Alice Butterworth, whose husband has abruptly disappeared. Desperate to make a living for … Continue reading Stitched Together.
The question this time is... As a book blogger, do you prefer to keep your personal life private and off your blog, or do you freely share those things on your blog? Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do not expect anyone to agree with anything here, and in fact, I'm certain that many … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2022 #9 – Private vs Public – #DiscussionSunday.
Book Review for “The Grand Design” by Joy Callaway. Summary: "1908: The Greenbrier has been Dorothy Tuckerman’s escape for as long as she can recall—a summer resort nestled in West Virginia where American aristocracy can just be, a retreat surrounded by wilderness, unprotected by gates . . . a place completely unlike her home in … Continue reading Greenbrier Resort.
Shelf Control is a weekly celebration hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies, of the unread books on our shelves. Lisa says: "Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more … Continue reading TCL’s Shelf Control #5 – Proulxs and Cons.
I just discovered Jana and her blog Reviews from the Stacks. Jana created this fun, monthly book meme. Now, to be fair, Jana runs a link party for this which takes place on the second Saturday of every month. But I've seen other bloggers do this as well, at different times of the month. I'm … Continue reading TCL’s #SomethingDifferentSunday – Spell the Month in Books #1!
Sign Up to Join this year's 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge Here! About the 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge The 20 Books of Summer is an annual reading challenge which is the brainchild of Cathy @ 746 Books! This year she says "I am kicking off on Tuesday 1 June and finishing on … Continue reading TCL joins the #20booksofsummer22 Reading Challenge!
Book Review for “Bloomsbury Girls” by Natalie Jenner. Summary: "Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare book store that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the general manager's unbreakable fifty-one rules. But in 1950, the world is changing, especially the world of books and publishing, … Continue reading Wrapped up in Rules.
Book Review for “The Language of Food” by Annabel Abbs. Summary: "England 1837. Victorian London is awash with exciting new ingredients from spices to exotic fruits, but Eliza Acton has no desire to spend her days in the kitchen. Determined to be a poet and shamed by the suggestion she write a cookery book instead, … Continue reading Acton up in the Kitchen.
Book Review for “The Fugitive Colours” by Nancy Bilyeau. Summary: "As Genevieve Sturbridge struggles to keep her silk design business afloat, she must face the fact that London in 1764 is very much a man’s world. Men control the arts and sciences, men control politics and law. And men definitely control women. A Huguenot living … Continue reading Painted for Intrigue.
Shelf Control is a weekly celebration hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies, of the unread books on our shelves. Lisa says: "Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more … Continue reading TCL’s Shelf Control #4 – Jonasson’s Job.