A Perilous Undertaking

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn I originally thought this was part of a trilogy, but then I heard an interview with Raybourn and learned that the 4th book was released in March of this year, the 5th will be released March 2020 and she is currently working on the 6th.  This is exciting news... Continue Reading →

Radium Girls

Radium Girls by Kate Moore I tend to do most of my blogging about books I enjoyed.  This book has me completely confused. I don’t think I really liked it, yet I find myself wanting to talk about it! The premise - It’s a true story, which makes it even more disturbing. Woman working as... Continue Reading →


Celine by Peter Heller This is my 2nd Peter Heller book.  Early this summer I read The River. I didn’t really care for it, but I did like Heller’s writing.  The River has been touted as many people’s favorite of 2019. I thought Heller did a great job painting a picture of the setting and... Continue Reading →

Cranberry Wine

Cranberry Wine? My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Bar Harbor, Maine.  We managed to time our visit in-between high season (summer) and the 2nd high season (autumn leaves).  The weather was brisk, but we were able to walk to town from our Bed & Breakfast and enjoy all the quaint shops and... Continue Reading →

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte This was my 100th read of 2019.   Some people are intimidated by the idea of reading books by the Bronte sisters, possibly because we were forced to read them in school and therefore, we think they must be too academic to read for fun.  However, that’s not true, especially when... Continue Reading →

A Curious Beginning

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn I love a strong and spunky female character and that is exactly who you meet in A Curious Beginning! Veronica Speedwell is a unique woman for Victorian England.  Smart, sassy and quick witted, this lepidopterist (butterfly collector), travels the world and knows that the only use she has for... Continue Reading →

The Bookman’s Tale

The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett Who doesn’t love a book about books?  This one was interesting… The Premise:  The story is told in 3 timelines.  In timeline #1 we meet Peter Byerly, an antiquarian bookseller, in 1995.  He is reentering life after losing his wife. He finds an old book that may prove (or... Continue Reading →

Happiness for Beginners

Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center If you enjoyed the outdoorsy-ness of The Force of Nature, but want something a bit more positive, check out Happiness for Beginners!  It’s Wild by Cheryl Strayed meets Eat Prey Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. While the title sounds like a self help book, it’s not. It’s simply a feel... Continue Reading →

The Force of Nature

The Force of Nature by Jane Harper This is a re-read for me.  My library’s book discussion group chose this book for our October read.  As a rule, I have not been a big fan of re-reading books because there are just too many great books .  Why “waste” time re-reading something I already read?... Continue Reading →

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