Category Archives: Books

Jane Austen’s First Love, by Syrie James – Excerpt #1 – Holiday Blog Tour Stop

When the opportunity to join this tour was announced I jumped on it as I am interested in anything inspired by Jane Austen.  Oh and it didn’t hurt that to date I have read everything written by Syrie James.  This … Continue reading

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A Love Story Across Time

I was instantly drawn to the cover of THE WIDOW’S WALK by Robert Barclay from WilliamMorrow Books.  But my affection for this book only grew as I read the story within. Elizabeth Canfield, a woman who fell to her death … Continue reading

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A New Poirot Mystery

“The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery” by SOPHIE HANNAH from WilliamMorrow was long-awaited at our house.  It is a rare book that my other half and I fight over but he stole this one, hid it and now … Continue reading

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War Has Two Faces Endearingly Captured by Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr has crafted a book that is chapters and chapters of short stories somehow melded together into a story about WWII. Expressed through two characters on opposite sides of the war, it provides a window into the history and … Continue reading

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A Second Helping from Hazel Gaynor – Cover Reveal

I had the chance to read the first novel from Helen Gaynor about the Titanic https://poofbooks.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/a-titanic-memory-the-girl-who-came-home/, that too had a beautiful cover. Next up from Gaynor is A MEMORY OF VIOLETS and it too has a cover that will catch … Continue reading

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Another in A Series of Delicious Novels

Earlier this year I read my first Jenny Colgan novel The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris and I ate it up one chocolate treat at a time. I jumped at the chance to join the Sourcebooks Landmark book tour for … Continue reading

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On Your Mark, Get Set – Q & A with Deborah Harkness

A CONVERSATION WITH DEBORAH HARKNESS Author of the Book of Lost Souls Triology Book Three out Tuesday, July 15 2014   Q: In your day job, you are a professor of history and science at the University of Southern California … Continue reading

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A River of Time Controlled by Feelings

Bee Ridgeway has crafted a story of politics, historical dimensions, trust & mistrust and love but all the while captured my interest with time travel right in the core of THE RIVER OF NO RETURN.  An 18th century Lord is … Continue reading

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A Bit of Magic in A Garden of Secrets

THE MEMORY GARDEN by Mary Rickert from Sourcebooks in an old run down Victorian outside of town lived Nan and her daughter Bay.  Bay is not Nan’s biological daughter in fact she was left at her door when she was … Continue reading

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ONE HUNDRED NAMES by Cecelia Ahern

If you are a serial Cecelia Ahern reader and appreciator do not miss her latest, ONE HUNDRED NAMES.   Journalist Kitty Logan has been trying to get up the strength to visit her dying publisher/mentor and friend in the hospital … Continue reading

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