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L is for Literary Fiction #AtoZChallenge

by Donna Huber For the A to Z Challenge, I'm discussing different book genres/categories. Each day, I will give a few details about the...

February 16, 2019

Remembering Rosamunde Pilcher 1924 - 2019

by Susan Roberts

Rosamunde Pilcher

"Rosamunde Pilcher, a British writer whose romance and generation-spanning novels like “The Shell Seekers” regularly made best-seller lists and were turned into television movies and mini-series, died on Wednesday in Dundee, Scotland. She was 94." ~ The New York Times

“Rosamunde Pilcher was groundbreaking as she was the first to bring family sagas to the wider public. Houses full of secrets, families full of lies, beautiful settings, page-turning plots,” said novelist Katie Fforde, who is president of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. “With The Shell Seekers she changed the face of romantic fiction.” ~ The Guardian

February 15, 2019

The Haunting of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish ~ a Review

by MK French

Wanting to leave behind memories of her former marriage after her adult daughter moved away from home, Hannah moved to Edinburgh. Now she and her colleagues are tour guides, leading visitors through Henderson Close. They act out and recreate stories of ghosts and murder, which is fun for Hannah until it starts to feel all too real. There is a figure that seems to appear and reappear, odd happenings in the estate, and a girl with no face. The old legends of Henderson Close now feel all too real.

February 14, 2019

How to Experience Death for Beginners by Jessica Branton ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

When I was a teenager I probably would have loved this dark and angsty tale. I think my teen-self would have overlooked the bit of paranormal (I didn't read fantasy as a teen).

February 13, 2019

Game of Thrones and The Woman in White

by Alison DeLuca

cover of A Game of Thrones

I've fallen hard for Game of Thrones lately. At the same time, I'm rereading The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Called a 'perfect murder mystery,' TWIW is a novel about marriage, betrayal, and murder.

February 12, 2019

Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

I'm always on the lookout for cozy mysteries to read and since this one featured a librarian as the amateur sleuth it sounded like the perfect read.

February 11, 2019

The Curiosities by Susan Gloss ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

It's been a long wait for a new book by Susan Gloss but I am happy to tell you that the wait is over and the new book is fantastic! It has everything needed to make a good novel - great characters, friendship, loss, and love plus the added descriptions of paintings and sculptures.

February 10, 2019

The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

Since discovering Rhys Bowen's cozy mystery series Her Royal Spyness, I've been trying to read all her other books. Last winter, I read my first stand-alone novel by her, The Tuscan Child (read my review) and loved it. So when I saw The Victory Garden on Netgalley, I knew I had to read.