Plenty of Tension, Lots of Love The nice thing about this sequel to Sons of Blackbird Mountain is that in the first book we met all the principle characters, and we already love them or hate them. (The series would be best read in sequence.) Now Joanne Bischof deepens the story. Four years on, Daughters of … More Book Review: “Daughters of Northern Shores”
This is how I like to get my history lessons: alive and breathing in historical fiction, characters jumping off the page and into my heart. Laura Frantz is particularly adept at bringing history and characters to life—I know—I’ve read all ten of her books. Her last three books, A Moonbow Night, The Lacemaker, and now, … More Book Review: “A Bound Heart” by Laura Frantz
This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart was published in 1964 but is as gripping now as it was fifty-four years ago. Lucy Waring, a so-so actress licking her wounds from a flop on the London stage, visits her sister, married into a wealthy family with an estate on the Greek island of Corfu. It seems … More A Mystery in Corfu
Because I’m a writer and you’re a reader—you’re reading this after all—I have a question for you. Well…three. What do you like to read? What are you currently reading? What’s your favorite book?
Part review, part discourse on the topic at hand, here’s what I thought of Anna Quindlen’s bestseller. Ordinarily, I’m not a fan of nonfiction, but Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is worth a read. Quindlen writes with candor about the experience of growing up and growing old(er) as a Baby Boomer woman. A confused generation of … More To Baby Boomer Women