An Icelandic Christmas Eve

According to the BBC, Iceland has more books and writers per capita than anywhere else in the world, with the Christmas traditions to prove it. In fact, it is said that one in ten Icelanders will publish a book, and their nod to the Christmas season is complete with a book festival in the days leading up to the holiday for the sole purpose of gift giving (and reading, apparently.) … Continue reading An Icelandic Christmas Eve

Review: Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow is available now *****5/5 stars Amor Towles does it again with prose, plot, and characters who grab hold and won’t let go.  Need a gift this Christmas?  This is it. Recommended readers: Fans of Rules of Civility and Eve in Hollywood Russian history and literature aficionados Anyone who revels in both great writing and great storytelling Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 for characters 5/5 … Continue reading Review: Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow

Coming January 10th: The Second Mrs. Hockaday

Coming in January: The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers ****4/5 stars-loved it A young bride accused of murder must fend for herself and her farm during the Civil War. Recommended readers: If you like letter format novels, and if you like romantic and historical suspense, this one is for you. Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 characters 4/5 plot 4/5 overall 4/5 steaminess, including violence REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:   … Continue reading Coming January 10th: The Second Mrs. Hockaday