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 →

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 →

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 →

Summer of ’69

Summer of ‘69 by Elin Hilderbrand I guess this is my official last book of summer reading.  The weather is still warm, but there is definitely a change in the air, signalling summer is done. I love Elin Hilderbrand.  Her books usually have great characters, are often set in Nantucket (or similar areas) and they... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Moon

Beyond the Moon by Catherine TaylorPublished by The Cameo Press LTD, London Today I finished Beyond the Moon, a book that was published just a month ago.  I received a free e-book from Netgalley, in exchange for my review. So what did I think?To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect from this.  After... Continue Reading →

Beneath A Scarlet Sky

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan I borrowed this book from a coworker, just before leaving for vacation. I enjoy a good piece of historical fiction, and this one was close to being biographical.  Since it took place in Northern Italy, it was a perfect pick for one of my Italian-vacation reads! I read... Continue Reading →

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles has been on my TBR list for awhile now. I have heard so many great things about it that I was concerned it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. In the end, I wasn’t sure if it did. This book has been described as “beautifully written”...it is. The... Continue Reading →

Modern Girls

Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown A while back, I put my name on a list to win this book for my Book Club (known as “The Ortho Literary Society”). I was chosen and Jennifer Brown sent signed copies of her novel for every member of our club, and what a gift it was!  Modern... Continue Reading →

The Gown

I spent Memorial Day weekend with friends and family, trying to sneak as much time as possible with this book!  It’s a piece of Historical Fiction that I wouldn’t have bothered to pick up of I hadn’t heard someone talk about it.  Now I’m returning the favor, hoping someone else picks it up and enjoys... Continue Reading →

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