Monthly Archives: August 2018

It was beyond evident you’d never fit readily into any man’s life… “A Conspiracy in Belgravia” by Sherry Thomas

The second of “The Lady Sherlock Series” did not disappoint. (I reviewed the first in the series here).  I come to these books with zero knowledge of  Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock. I am only familiar with the ex Mr. Madonna’s Sherlock … Continue reading

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“…so alone, twice captured, carried away on the flood of the world” News of the World by Paulette Jiles

I’m on a roll with really, really good books lately. This is a good thing, but makes the review part more tricky.  My reviews for books that move me tend to be sort of bland. I think that I am … Continue reading

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We were such a fierce little tribe. “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett

My parents got divorced when I was  9. I was an only child but my father’s second wife had kids from a previous marriage. After their marriage, my father moved to the other side of the country.  For me, that was … Continue reading

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And she can hear, louder than the quaking leaves, which side will lose by winning. “Overstory” by Richard Powers

I have been sitting on this review for a while. It is always more difficult for me to write reviews for books that really move me. This is a meaty book full of WORDS and IDEAS and large number of … Continue reading

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..things that everybody wants: to be successful, to have friends, to be loved. To be seen. “One of Us Is Lying” by Karen M. McManus

Full disclosure before you read this review: I cracked this book open on the heels of a very meaty, thought-provoking NOVEL of many, many pages. I haven’t reviewed that one yet, but it’s coming. Having wrapped my brain around something … Continue reading

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I want a pain I understand instead of the one I don’t. “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate

My mother and I are both readers, but only once in a while do we recommend a book to one another that we like. She skews towards easy beach multigenerational sagas and anything by Nora Roberts. I generally do not. … Continue reading

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Where exactly have you spent these past three years, my Lord? Among some Amazon tribe? “The River of No Return” by Bee Ridgway

After disappearing from a battlefield in 1812 Spain, Lord Nicholas finds himself in a London hospital 200 years in the future.  Under the instruction of an organization called The Guild, he is whisked away to a retreat in the Chilean … Continue reading

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