Recently I had the very great privilege of attending the 8th Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai to hear Chris Cleave speak FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME EVER IN PUBLIC about his new novel, Everyone Brave is Forgiven. Based on his grandparents’ experience of World War II in London and throughout the Siege of Malta, I think I simply must just read again after … Continue reading Look for it soon: Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Available March 29th: Sawbones by Melissa Lenhardt ***3/5 stars-liked it Billed as Outlander meets the Civil War, Sawbones certainly has the medicine and the violence. Recommended readers: If you like an independent female protagonist, and if you like westerns, this one is for you. Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 characters 3/5 plot 3/5 overall 4/5 steaminess … including violence REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: Complete with a woman doctor … Continue reading Available March 29th: Sawbones
Available March 22nd : The Summer Before the War ****4/5 stars-loved it From the author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, a charming novel about a coastal English village on the cusp of great change at the dawn of Great War. Recommended readers: readers of WWI fiction anglophiles Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 characters 4/5 plot 4/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: Beatrice Nash is orphaned, penniless, and prettier … Continue reading Review: The Summer Before the War
Available March 22nd: Just Fall by Nina Sadowsky ***3.5/5 stars- I guess I liked it…it kept me up all night… From the writer of the Wedding Planner, a terrifying sexy thriller. Really. Recommended readers: If you like a fast-paced murder-mystery-thriller, If you like stories that keep you guessing and reading past your bedtime, And if you like things like Gone Girl, this one’s for you. Here’s my Rankings: 3.5/5 for … Continue reading Coming Soon: Just Fall
Available April 5: The Railwayman’s Wife: A Novel ****4/5 stars-loved it Emotional and thoughtful, The Railwayman’s Wife will break your heart. Recommended readers: Post War literature Fans of slow-building, emotional reads Looking for something deeper from your book Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 characters 4/5 plot 4/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: The Railwayman’s Wife is a touching, emotional read that will break your heart with a thoughtful smile. A … Continue reading Review: The Railwayman’s Wife
Available April 5: Chasing the North Star: A Novel ****4.5/5 stars-loved it A fabulous novel of a young slave’s journey to freedom. It’s simple and lyrical … how literature should be. Recommended readers: Fans of American Lit If you like simple, plain prose If you are a fan of Charles Frazier (Cold Mountain) Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 characters 4/5 plot 4.5/5 overall 4/5 steaminess … some graphic insinuations REVIEW FROM BOOKS … Continue reading Chasing the North Star
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Available March 8th: The Travelers by Chris Pavone ****3.5/5 stars- really liked it Just an everyday experience in the life of a travel writer: becoming an international spy overnight. Recommended readers: If you like fast-paced thrillers, If you like stories that keep you guessing, And if you like spy novels, this book is for you. Here’s my Rankings: 3.5/5 for characters 3.5/5 for plot 3.5/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS … Continue reading Coming Soon: The Travelers