Book Review for “Mercy Road” by Ann Howard Creel. The fire that burned down Arlene Favier’s home, and killed her father, changed everything for her. Now she and her family have to rebuild their lives, but all they have left is the land where their horse farm sat near Paris, Kentucky, the few horses they … Continue reading Galloping into Danger
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Therese Walsh! Therese is one of those authors I was lucky enough to discover via NetGalley, when I was intrigued by her novel Moon Sisters. Because I enjoyed that novel, I decided I wanted to read her debut work "The Last Will of … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #23: Author, Therese Walsh
Book Review for “Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales” by Margaret Atwood According Harper’s Bazar’s the blurb on the back of this book, “Stone Mattress, a collection of nine, acerbic, mischievous, gulpable short stories, addresses themes that will resonate with anyone familiar with Atwood’s writing. Atwood’s gimlet eye and sharp tongue are turned on the ageing … Continue reading Nine Times Naughty Atwood
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author, screenwriter, and director Allison Burnett! I’ve actually known Allison for over 40 years, because he and I went to the same High School, although he graduated the year after me (his older brother Gene was in my graduating class). Now, Evanston Township (or … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #22: Author, Screenwriter & Director Allison Burnett
Book Review for “The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel” by Georgie Blalock. Being the second born in any British aristocratic household has its drawbacks, but none more than being the younger sibling of the heir apparent. This wouldn’t have been so much of a problem for Princess Margaret, except that … Continue reading Some Royalty Blues
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author and playwright David Blixt! My husband was miffed that I hadn't interviewed any male authors for this little meme of mine, but it wasn't for want of trying. I had to chase after David Blixt for quite some time before he sent me … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #21: Author & Playwright David Blixt
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Book Review for “Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor” by Rebecca Rosenberg. The Colorado Gold and Silver Rush of the late 19th century both made and broke many people. Among them was Horace Tabor, whose arduous efforts were eventually rewarded with his several successful silver mines, especially the “Matchless” mine, which was the richest … Continue reading Marriages of the Mines
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Greer Macallister! Greer Macallister is another author whose career I've been following since I became a fan of her writing with her debut novel, "The Magician's Lie." Her second novel, "Girl in Disguise" ended up getting onto my "best of 2017" list, and … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #20: Author Greer Macallister
Book Review for “The Art of Regret” by Mary Fleming. Trevor McFarquhar is an American in Paris. No this isn’t a re-imagining of the classic Gershwin musical; rather, it is a study in displacement on the backdrop of tragedy. You see, Trevor has been living in Paris since he was a boy, since not long … Continue reading A Path to Changing Gears.