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Aunty Lee’s Delights by Ovidia Yu: Book Review & Giveaway

Crime Story
aunty lee's delights

I love reading novels about other cultures and Singapore has fascinated me ever since some friends told me what it was like to travel there. Aunty Lee’s Delights: a Singaporean Mystery is by award-winning Singapore author and playwright Ovidia Yu. This is the first time it’s been published in the U.S. but Yu’s mysteries and […]

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Parlor Games by Maryka Biaggio: Con Woman or Smart Cookie?

Fiction
Parlor Games

I’m always interesting in how women navigated the world during times when they had no apparent power. When I saw Parlor Games, a debut novel by Maryka Biaggio, I was intrigued. Here was a woman on trial in 1917 for being a con woman. Was she or was there a double standard in place? I […]

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The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman: Book Review & Giveaway

Events
The Midwife of Hope River

You know by now that I can’t resist a good novel about the Appalachian Mountains area, so I could hardly wait to snap up The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman. Patricia Harman is a midwife, so I had my fingers crossed that would lend this novel more authenticity. If you like historical fiction […]

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City of Women by David R. Gillham: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
City of Women

When I saw the book cover and title for City of Women by David R. Gillham, I was intrigued. When I read the publisher’s brief description for it, I knew I had to find a copy. I’ve read a lot of novels about World War II, most of which center around men who went to […]

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Imperfect Bliss by Susan Fales-Hill: Book Review & Giveaway

Events
Imperfect Bliss

We’re participating in the Summer Lovin Giveaway Hop. To celebrate this hop, our giveaway is Imperfect Bliss by Susan Fales-Hill. This novel is a very funny and touching contemporary send-up of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. If you’re looking for a summer read that is funny and has bawdy romantic elements then this one might […]

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Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
Glow

When the publisher’s rep approached me about reading and possibly reviewing Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli, all she had to tell me was that it took place in the Appalachian Mountains and I was hooked. Glow tells the story of at least four generations in an Georgia Appalachian Mountains family, spanning the years from 1836 […]

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