Confession. This post was supposed to say something like “two months in a row.” And that would have been back in April! Then it became, “In the same week.” Yesterday, I thought it would be “Two Days in a row.” But no. Never to do things the ordinary way, I would be the one who just happened to Continue Reading
A Love Letter? What’s In It For You?
I opened the missive with fear and more than a little trepidation. After all, it isn’t often you get a letter with bold, beautiful script and sealing wax on the back. From an admiral in the Royal Navy! EEEP! Have you ever broken the seal on a letter like that? Talk about ominous. And a bit Continue Reading
5 Reasons to Read These Wonderful Austen-Inspired Novellas
A few months ago, I got an email from my “Regency expert.” The woman I go to with any Regency question. Her question? Did I want to take a look at her Mansfield Park inspired Christmas story? Let’s see… my favorite Austen heroine and her misunderstood sweetheart? YES! I’ve been waiting for Continue Reading
What Book Is So Fantastic That I Read It Twice in a Row?
Prince Edward Island Dreams. Well titled. The page rustled as I turned to read the last words. Satisfying—not just in that everything worked out the way I thought it should, but the deeper, richer elements coming together at the right moment… not just some moment. I set it down, my thumb swiping Continue Reading
What Do Arrows & a Sewing Lesson Have to Do With Murder?
A swath of fabric cut across my bedroom at an odd angle, but that angle ensured that I could stretch it all out. With painstaking precision, I pinned every last piece to the fabric, disgusted at the enormous waste stretching out before me. The pattern called for three and a half yards. I’d Continue Reading
3 Reasons to Love A Ruby Glows & Why You Might Not
A cold, blustery morning—or maybe a balmy summer evening. The day of the week, month of the year, season? It never mattered. From as young as I can remember, a new book meant a few hours lost in early 20th century Brooklyn, the prairies of Kansas and North Dakota, River Heights… In short, a Continue Reading
Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano: my thoughts
“Cash… for the merchandise. Cash… for the button hooks. Cash for the fancy goods. Cash for the soft goods. Cash-for-the-noggins-and-the-pickin’s-and…” The opening to Music Man. My husband and I sat there staring at the screen, just waiting for something interesting to happen. The “think” system. Continue Reading
What I Thought of Just the Way You Are
Laugh out loud humor combines with stick-your-head-in-the-freezer kisses in this novel of romance, faith, and a little historical mystery." Never has a book endorsement left me more panicked at what I’d gotten myself into. Seriously? I chose a book with “stick your head in the freezer kisses?” Who Continue Reading