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You Should Be Reading May 2018

I hope you had the chance to join us for our monthly l-i-v-e event on Facebook in April. Last month's readings were from my Valley Memories book and we had lots of fun. I also read a poem by author Sammy James, a talented young woman from California who is a member of my Facebook [...]

By | 2018-05-06T15:12:17+00:00 May 6th, 2018|General Observations|0 Comments

The Bookshop On The Corner by Jenny Colgan

What’s a girl to do? When the library where Nina Redmond works is closed due to budget cuts she is faced with the prospect of finding a new position. With the city’s central library going digital and turning into a more computerized interface with its patrons, Nina is woefully unqualified for re-employment. But Nina has [...]

By | 2018-05-05T18:59:38+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

What A Difference A Duke Makes by Lenora Bell

Mari Perkins misses her appointment at Mrs. Trilby’s Agency for Superior Governesses thus losing a position she’d been promised. Finding herself near penniless, she overhears that a certain duke’s children have sent yet another governess packing. Miss Perkins presents herself on the duke’s doorstep. She proceeds to become a most clever governess and soon has [...]

By | 2018-05-05T18:28:05+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

It’s Hard Out Here For A Duke by Maya Rodale

American-born James Cavendish is a simple man who has spent his life breeding horses and raising his three sisters. When he receives word that he has inherited the title of Duke of Durham, he reluctantly agrees to travel to England with his sisters. But before he arrives in London and accepts his new role and [...]

By | 2018-05-05T17:58:15+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Scandal Of It All by Sophie Jordan

Graciela, Duchess of Autenberry, has been a widow for more than ten years; because of her Spanish heritage she has been snubbed by London society for so long that she rarely ventures out. But she is young and after such an extended period seeks only a short interlude, a single night, in the arms of [...]

By | 2018-05-05T17:51:19+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Ocean Liner by Marius Gabriel

With a passenger list that includes celebrities of the day (Toscanini, Stravinsky, Fanny Ward, Rose Kennedy and her children) along with a young Nazi, the American ship SS Manhattan sits at the pier in Le Havre, France in 1939. "Cousins Masha and Rachel Morganstern board the luxury liner bound for New York, desperate to escape [...]

By | 2018-05-05T15:53:17+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Courage of The Heart by Christine Chatterton

This is the story of Haidee Wilson and Maurice Chatterton. It is the beginning of a love story that spanned almost seventy years. Courage of the Heart concentrates on the period from 1915, through World War I, through 1923. "Based on letters found in the house of her husband's grandmother, Christine Chatterton has masterfully crafted [...]

By | 2018-05-03T23:31:42+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Changing Things Up – Life Changes

As I come into the final stretch of my life I find that there isn't enough time to do all the things I still want to do. With my 70th birthday literally around the corner, I need to sit back and re-evaluate my priorities. The time for changing things is coming: my health is changing as [...]

By | 2018-04-30T02:38:37+00:00 April 27th, 2018|General Observations|1 Comment

Live Facebook Video Reading

I will be broadcasting L-I-V-E on Facebook the evening of April 25. Time of broadcast is 9:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. (Please adjust start time for the time zone in which you live.) This month I will be reading from my book VALLEY MEMORIES. Also I'll be providing an update on my newest work [...]

By | 2018-04-13T17:02:02+00:00 April 13th, 2018|General Observations|0 Comments

Death of a Movie Star by Timothy Patrick

For all of its elegant veneer, Hollywood is a nest of vipers. The queen of the vipers is none other than Lenora Danmore, an eighty-seven year old diva of the first water intent on remaining forever young and beloved. To accomplish this, Lenora is ready to put the finishing touches on her interactive museum. But [...]

By | 2018-03-10T21:48:15+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments