A Delicious Phoenix.

Book Review for “The Chocolate Maker’s Wife” by Karen Brooks. This is the story of Rosamund, a woman who was both literally and figuratively pulled out of a gutter only to rise up as Lady Blithman, the wife of Sir Everard Blithman, who was on the verge of opening a unique chocolate house in London … Continue reading A Delicious Phoenix.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #11: Authors Heather Webb & Hazel Gaynor.

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring two authors who recently published their second collaborative novel Heather Webb & Hazel Gaynor. Long ago, when I was first blogging, I was fortunate enough to read Heather Webb's debut work "Becoming Josephine" which I called "a masterful debut novel" and I've been a fan … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #11: Authors Heather Webb & Hazel Gaynor.

Hiding Her Time.

Book Review for “Vivian” by Christina Hesselholdt. If you’ve never heard of Vivian Maier, that’s totally understandable. In fact, no one knew about her until about 2007, two years before she died, when the contents of her storage facilities were sold because she wasn’t paying her bills. What they found was a trove of her … Continue reading Hiding Her Time.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #10: Author Kate Quinn.

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Kate Quinn. Before I read "The Alice Network" and "The Huntress" I had heard of Kate Quinn, but never read any of her books. This is probably because her previous novels were set in ancient Rome, and although I enjoy that era for … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #10: Author Kate Quinn.

#6Degrees of Separation for August 3, 2019.

From "Shtum" by Jem Lester to "Kiss Me First" by Lottie Moggach. This is a monthly link-up hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. A book doesn’t need to be connected to all … Continue reading #6Degrees of Separation for August 3, 2019.

The Price of Copper.

Book Review for “The Women of the Copper Country” by Mary Doria Russell. Anna Klobuchar Clemenc (or Clements) was known as “Big Annie” but also received the moniker of America’s Joan of Arc for her leadership with the Women’s Auxiliary No. 15 of the Western Federation of Miners during the months long strike in Calumet, … Continue reading The Price of Copper.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #9: Author Mary Glickman.

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week, featuring author Mary Glickman. I discovered Mary Glickman's historical fiction work via the wonderful NetGally. Admittedly, I was curious and a bit wary of these books because they sounded like there were Jewish themes, and Mary isn't a very Jewish name, yet Glickman could very well … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #9: Author Mary Glickman.

Travels with Light.

Book Review for “Keeping Lucy” by T. Greenwood. Ginny Richardson had everything that she absolutely never, ever wanted. A big house in the suburbs, lots of money, a high-powered lawyer husband, and none of it was making her happy. What she really wanted was to live in the country, and bring up her children with … Continue reading Travels with Light.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #8: Author and Poet Kathleen Rooney.

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. These are the questions I'm asking authors to answer, as I think they'll give insight into them as people, as well as who they are as writers: If you could visit five (5) places you’ve never been, where would you go and why? Name four (4) foods or … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #8: Author and Poet Kathleen Rooney.

TCL’s 2019 Summer Bucket List Book Tag

Sorry! I should have posted this sooner! I want to thank Siobhan from Novelties for tagging me, which was pretty unexpected (I don't have all that many followers, so I didn't think that other bloggers were paying much attention to me, to tell the truth). I’m not totally sure that I have absolutely loved doing … Continue reading TCL’s 2019 Summer Bucket List Book Tag