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The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall-Smith (Book Review)

With able-bodied young men off to fight in World War II, the tasks of keeping Great Britain fed and clothed falls to civilians. Every inch of available land is planted with some kind of crop. Valerie Eliot works as a land girl – helping out on a nearby farm doing the heavy work for an [...]

By | 2018-08-29T22:49:46+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Wake Me After the Apocalypse by Jordan Rivet (Book Review)

Author Jordan Rivet has struck it out of the ballpark once more in Wake Me After the Apocalypse. As a comet named Brandon speeds toward Earth, the days until mankind’s extinction are truly numbered. Even with eight months until impact there is little that humanity can do: avoidance of this tragedy is impossible. Although the [...]

By | 2018-08-26T20:52:37+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter (Book Review)

We Were The Lucky Ones is a saga of familial love and hope in the face of terror and destruction. What I liked: a Jewish family torn apart by World War II; their trials and tribulations; an almost global setting; familial love. What I didn't like: the fact that it truly happened (names were changed) [...]

By | 2018-08-18T16:20:06+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

Have you ever wished you could find a little out-of-the-way café with a sea view? Have you ever wished to travel to Scotland? This gem of a book by author Jenny Colgan will bring your wishes to fruition. We first meet Flora, a young law clerk, as she goes about her hassled life in busy [...]

By | 2018-08-06T06:14:12+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

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

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