Category Archives: Novel

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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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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Dark Dark Tale in the Time of the Bard

I love book covers/art that is not a secret but I often do not think twice about the title.  With this novel DARK AEMILIA I was drawn to the title but expected something more.  I think the title was far … 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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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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Linda Francis Lee Knocked Me Out With THE GLASS KITCHEN

Three Cuthcart sisters growing up in Texas: Portia, Olivia and Cordelia. Out of the blue the girls learn that Portia has a gift and it is one that has been passed down generation after generation in the family. The gift … Continue reading

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Oh How I Love a Vintage Read

VINTAGE by Susan Gloss from William Morrow is that perfect start to the summer reading season novel.  Once you visit Violet Turner’s vintage clothing store Hourglass Village in Madison, WI. you will want to stay. Things are very good for … 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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