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 →

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 →

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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