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The Curse of the Ancestors by Roy Aronson

Set in the south of Africa, The Curse of the Ancestors is the coming of age story of Jamie James. We meet the boy from Cape Town as he is about to embark on a two week vacation to visit his father, a wildlife veterinarian living on a fame preserve in Nelspruit, a plane ride [...]

By | 2018-07-14T17:45:53+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Welcome July – Month of Many Faces

Hello Readers and Friends - Welcome to July 2018. In addition to being the seventh month of the year July holds many distinctions. Below is a list of causes and interests associated with the month of July:   While we're all stuffing ourselves with hot dogs, ice cream, and blueberries as we read our Farmer's Almanac [...]

By | 2018-06-30T18:33:18+00:00 June 30th, 2018|General Observations|2 Comments

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