Winter Street

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand I was so excited when I learned that Hilderbrand wrote a Christmas series!  Hilderbrand is known for her summer-y Nantucket stories. They are often feel good books that touch on all the emotions.  Her characters are real, flawed and lovable and I think I read something by her every summer.... Continue Reading →

5 Winter Reads

5 Books I’m Gonna Read (5BIGR) - WINTER ‘19-20 What 5 books will I definitely be reading this winter?   I will be re-reading Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher.  This was one of my favorite reads of 2018! I definitely want to dive into Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand.  In fact I am hoping I can... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

A Secret History of Witches

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan Tis the season of the witch, is it not?  It seems witches have been a common theme in many of the books I’ve read this month, but since I like to choose my books based on the season, I suppose it’s not all too surprising.  I find... Continue Reading →

The Witch’s Daughter

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston This is the third book in a row with ‘Daughter’ in the title!!  It seems my book choices do that. I often find commonalities between books I’m reading, even though the books come to me in different ways.  Sometimes it’s something obvious like the title, other times it’s a... Continue Reading →

The Clockmaker’s Daughter

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton I love a story told in two distinct timelines.  In The Clockmaker’s Daughter, you have the current story of Elodie and the historical story of what happened at Birchwood Manor in 1862.   The Premise:  Elodie finds an old satchel containing a portrait of a woman and a sketchbook.  As... Continue Reading →

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