The Eves of Winter Stories

Book Review of "A Snow Garden & Other Stories" by Rachel Joyce In this collection, Rachel Joyce connects seven stories spanning from just before Christmas Eve through New Year's Eve. Joyce not only arranges these tales chronologically, she also links them with other elements. The stories here are: Faraway Smell of Lemon - Binny wasn't … Continue reading The Eves of Winter Stories

Guest Post: Co-Authors Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks.

Weave a Murderous Web is a mystery novel by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks. In this guest post, they talk about their lives and their books.We both have a thing about New York City. Anne was born here and she never would have left except that her parents dragged her off to what was supposed … Continue reading Guest Post: Co-Authors Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks.

Women witnessing WWII

The Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton Near the end of When World War II, journalists and photojournalists from allied countries had only one thing on their minds - to be the first ones to document the victory of retaking Paris. Among them were women who braved life and limb to "make their careers" … Continue reading Women witnessing WWII

Books on the Waters

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George Jean Perdu has a bookshop in Paris, but it isn't on one of their charming streets. No, his bookshop is on a barge on the Seine. That isn't the only thing about it that's extraordinary; Jean has a penchant for finding just the right book for each of … Continue reading Books on the Waters

Imaginary Things by Andrea Lochen eBook price promotion!

Special eBook Price Promotion Beginning March 7 and through March 21, you can buy the eBook ofImaginary Things by Andrea Lochenfor only $1.99 from:Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo (USA, Canada & Australia) Imaginary Things by Andrea LochenSummary: Burned-out and broke, twenty-two-year-old single mother Anna Jennings moves to her grandparents' rural home for … Continue reading Imaginary Things by Andrea Lochen eBook price promotion!

Tell me who you love

A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale After Harry's father died, leaving him and his brother Jack orphans, Harry finds his inheritance will keep them both far from poverty. With their good education and status, they are good catches to settle down with any moderately well off Edwardian women, so that's exactly what they do, … Continue reading Tell me who you love

My 2015 Reading Statistics

This past year has been an intense one - not because of my reading, but because of my "day job" and everyday life in general. So getting away from it all with books has been especially important for me. As I wait on a book tour to publish one of my reviews, and work on … Continue reading My 2015 Reading Statistics

Teaser Tuesdays (December 1 2015)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read (or the next book on your reading list)Open to a random pageShare two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that pageBE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share … Continue reading Teaser Tuesdays (December 1 2015)

My 5 (or 8) Favorite Books of 2015

2015: The Year of the "Tied for #X Place" Books Despite the fact that there are two books published in 2015 that I haven't even begun to read (Patrick Gale's A Place Called Winter, and Therese Walsh's The Last Will of Moira Leahy), being dyslexic, and considering the length of my present reading list, I … Continue reading My 5 (or 8) Favorite Books of 2015

A well-punctuated road-trip

It's. Nice. Outside. by Jim Kokoris John Nichols isn't doing very well. He's 50-something, divorced and unhappy with his job, so with his two daughters no longer at home, his whole life surrounds his 19-year-old autistic and mentally disabled son, Ethan. What's more, as much as John loves his son, it's getting harder to handle … Continue reading A well-punctuated road-trip