The Book of Longings

I’ve been a Sue Monk Kidd fan since before she started writing fiction and I’ve loved watching her transformation as a writer. I’ve had The Book of Longings on my iPad for a while. I’m not sure why I didn’t […]

Blind Tiger

The books that I tend to read with shapeshifters have always been more Urban Fantasy than Paranormal Romance. I wouldn’t have had this book on my radar except that I saw it mentioned on Twitter. That tweet talked about a […]

The Extraordinaries Series

The Extraordinaries Series   This is an unusual series.  It uses the tropes of Regency Romance but places them in a world where some people have Talents.  I would describe these more as historical fantasies with romantic plots. In Burning […]

Warriors Don’t Cry

You’ve seen the pictures of the Little Rock Nine being escorted into the school by soldiers and the famous picture above of the angry mob around Elizabeth Eckford. What I never heard about or considered was what happened after they […]

The Lost Vintage

Purchase Links HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble I’ve read Ann Mah’s nonfiction about french food while traveling through France, so I jumped at a chance to read her fiction about a vineyard in Burgundy. This book was inspired by stories of what […]

Resistance Women

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble This book chronicles the lives of different women living in Germany who find their lives and liberties slowly constricted as the Nazis seize control. They include an American expatriate married to a German […]

Westside

  Purchase Links HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble I was pulled in by the world building of this book from the first page.  The Westside of Manhattan has fallen under some type of spell or curse or something.  […]

Bringing Columbia Home

I clearly remember aimlessly watching the news that included in passing a brief mention of the landing of Columbia.  There was a pause and then the notification that they had lost contact with the shuttle.  I remember my then husband […]

The Gown

I love historical fiction that pulls you in from the beginning. This is the story of two women from very different backgrounds who meet in the embroidery workshop of a dress designer in London immediately after World War II. Ann […]

Tony’s Wife

You know what you are getting into if you’ve read this author previously.  This is the story of an Italian family told from the time the protagonists are teenagers until their deaths.  The writing is sparse.  Small pieces of time […]