Tag Archives: Penguin Books

Clever Book that Holds Many Cures

THE NOVEL CURE FROM ABANDONMENT TO ZESTLESSNESS: 751 BOOKS TO CURE WHAT AILS YOU  by Ella Bethoud and Susan Elderkin from Penguin Books is a Physicians Desk Reference but for novels.  Completely jealous that Bethoud and Elderkin thought of this … Continue reading

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A House With Special Gifts For Its Guests

THE HOUSE AT THE END OF HOPE STREET by Menna Van Praag published by Penguin Books was a delightful surprise.  Although, the cover blurb by Sarah Addison Allen (“SAA”) author of LOST LAKE, and a host of other books I … Continue reading

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The Woman Behind Napoleon

Before BECOMING JOSEPHINE by Heather Webb from Plume Books I never though I had any interest in the woman who partnered with the arrogant and eccentric Napoleon  but how wrong I was. This novel although mostly based in on historical … Continue reading

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Darkly Magic and Strangely Wonderful

Last year I was enticed to read CITY OF DARK MAGIC by Magnus Flyte published by Penguin Books.  It was definitely a favorite read and I was elated to learn the story was continuing.  To walk down memory lane just … Continue reading

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Mysteries That Take You To The South of France

DEATH IN THE VINES is the third installment of Verlaque & Bonnet Provençal Mystery series. The town of Aix-en-Provence in the South of France is charming on its face but wine is disappearing and the body count is growing. The policeman … Continue reading

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Blog Hop – A HUNDRED SUMMERS

It is my turn to celebrate the release of A HUNDRED SUMMERS by Beatriz Williams on May 30th. My quote is from page 325: I think the cover of this book is exquisite and was thrilled to be able to … Continue reading

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Love From a Different Angle

THERE ONCE LIVED A GIRL WHO SEDUCED HER SISTER’S HUSBAND, AND HE HANGED HIMSELF Love Stories By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya Translated with an Introduction by Anna Summers This was a departure from anything I had known or thought I could be … Continue reading

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