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

The Paris Wife: A Review (Or, why I like historical fiction about famous people)

Available Now: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain *****4.5/5 stars- loved it and probably stayed up all night reading and developing real feelings for… real people? Real fictional people?  Real people portrayed fictitiously? A journey into Hemingway’s Paris, from the perspective of his first wife, Hadley. Recommended readers: If you dream of Hemingway’s Paris and loved A Moveable Feast if you love Hemingway, if you hate Hemingway, if you … Continue reading The Paris Wife: A Review (Or, why I like historical fiction about famous people)

Jane Austen’s First Love

Available August 5: Jane Austen’s First Love ****4/5 stars Dare I say it?! It’s as if Miss Austen is writing it herself and giving us a glimpse of what she’ll soon write in her classics – Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility. Recommended readers: If you love all things Jane Austen… If you ever wondered what inspired Jane Austen’s writing. Did we mention Jane … Continue reading Jane Austen’s First Love

Fiction Review: Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore

Available August 5: Secrets of the Lighthouse: A Novel *****5/5 stars The epitome of a summer read, Secrets of the Lighthouse is a mystery romance with a true depth that makes you breath with the characters. Santa Montefiore is brilliant! Recommended readers: If you like a little suspense with your romance… if you have ever dreamed of escaping the your long lost relatives in Ireland… … Continue reading Fiction Review: Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore

Review: A Sword Upon The Rose

Available June 24: A Sword Upon the Rose (Hqn) ***** 5/5 stars A Sword Upon the Rose is impossible to put down with the perfect mix of history, romance and intrigue. Recommended readers: If you like a solid plot of war and politics tied in with your romance If you like historical romance with Highland heros Here’s my Rankings: 4.5/5 for characters 4.5/5 for plot 5/5 overall Note: Steamy … Continue reading Review: A Sword Upon The Rose

Fiction Review: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Rules of Civility: A Novel on sale now *****5/5 stars It’s New Years Eve, on the dawn of 1938. A chance encounter in a Greenwich bar leads Katey Kontent on a ride to the top of New York Society with the engaging Tinker Grey—but will he stay there with her? Recommended readers: For anyone who enjoys getting totally lost in a time and place of … Continue reading Fiction Review: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles