fiction

The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons: Should You Read It?

Fiction
The Girls of August

Okay, I have to admit I had never completely read any of bestselling author Anne Rivers Siddons’ novels when I chose The Girls of August although I had started a couple of her earlier novels. My mom has been a long-time fan of her work but when I was younger I always found her writing […]

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We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas: A Masterful Debut Novel

Fiction
We Are Not Ourselves

I can see why it took Matthew Thomas ten years to write We Are Not Ourselves. This is such a complex novel with so much depth and so many layers that it boggles my mind that it is his debut novel. My hat is off to Mr. Thomas. It is the story of family and […]

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The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank: Life As a Hurricane

Fiction
The Hurricane Sisters

Having lived for two years in Charleston a few decades ago, I immediately gravitated toward Dorothea “Dot” Benton Frank’s novels. I knew those people and, while living on the West Coast at the time, it gave me just enough of a taste of the South to make me feel nostalgic. The Hurricane Sisters is the […]

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The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
The Fortune Hunter

Is there a little girl out there anywhere who doesn’t want to be a princess at some point in her life? Even when we realize that isn’t going to happen to 99.99% of us, we still on some level wonder what the life of royalty is really like. Bestselling author Daisy Goodwin indulges our curiosity […]

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The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell: Do All Families Have Secrets?

Cross Cultural
The House We Grew Up In

Lisa Jewell is an internationally bestselling author well-known for her chick lit novels In the UK and Europe. The House We Grew Up In could be called women’s fiction, although it has a much broader message, but I don’t believe it’s chick lit. It’s the story of our families and how they shape us, not […]

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The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness: All Souls Trilogy Book #3 Review

Bestsellers
The Book of Life

I love finding a great author like Deborah Harkness and I love even more finding a great series, like the All Souls Trilogy. The Book of Life is the third novel in this wonderful series. The only consolation to my knowing it’s the last book is the fervent hope that Ms. Harkness will begin writing […]

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