Heretic’s Daughter

The Heretic’s Daughter  by Kathleen Kent Superstition… Salem Witch Trials… Perfect October read. The Premise:  Sarah’s mother is very knowledgeable in the use of herbs.  She is often sought out to help in difficult births. The family members of the sick come to her for advice.  She is an esteemed member of the community...until she... Continue Reading →

Caramel Apple Martini

I love to read seasonal books, and I love to drink seasonal drinks! This drink is great because it's only 2 ingredients and no matter what ratio you blend, you will get a delicious cocktail. Caramel Apple Marini 3 oz Apple Cider 1-3 oz Salted Caramel Vodka Cold: shake over ice and serve. Hot: warm... Continue Reading →

The Turn of the Key

The Turn of the Key By Ruth Ware When it comes to fall reading, I do like my books to be a little darker and Turn the Key didn’t disappoint.  The premise: Rowan happens across and ad for a live-in nanny.  The salary puts her current income to shame, so she decides to apply.  She... Continue Reading →

The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice

The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice By Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, Allyson Charles A book of three short stories, all set in a Maine town called Moonbright.  At the intersection of Pumpkin and Spice (two streets in town), you’ll find Bellaluna’s Bakeshop, where occasionally magic love potion-y cookies are sold.  This is the Halloween version... Continue Reading →

Camino Island

Camino Island by John Grisham Recently my husband and I took a long road trip.  While I am an avid audio book listener, he is not.  However, we decided to find a book that we would both likely enjoy, get it on audible and listen to it on the 10 hour car ride.  John Grisham... Continue Reading →

The Valedictorian of Being Dead

The Valedictorian of Being Dead  by Heather B. Armstrong The subtitle “The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live” sure gets your attention, doesn’t it? Heather Armstrong is a Mommy Blogger.  I had never heard of her until someone mentioned this book to me. I feel that may have actually allowed me to enjoy... Continue Reading →

The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo This is not a book I would have typically chosen, although I definitely would have picked it up and admired the beautiful cover! This book came to me as the September pick for the book discussion group at my local library.  Set in Malaysia in the 1930’s, it is... Continue Reading →

The Gifted School

The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger “Wise and addictive...a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud page-turner and an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class.”  -The New York Times Oh the drama… Four families, all vying to get their children enrolled in a new school for the gifted.  What could go wrong? It may not come as a surprise... Continue Reading →

Fall TBR List

My Fall TBR List I am a seasonal reader for sure.  As we roll into Autumn, I can’t help but crave books about school, books set in fall, creepy books, etc.  It’s time to let the light summer reads go and dive into something a little darker. What books am I thinking about reading this... Continue Reading →

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