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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 th...

March 30, 2024

The Mystery Writer by Sulari Gentill ~ a Review

by Donna Huber


When Theodosia Benton abandons her career path as an attorney and shows up on her brother's doorstep with two suitcases and an unfinished novel, she expects to face a few challenges. Will her brother support her ambition or send her back to finish her degree? What will her parents say when they learn of her decision? Does she even have what it takes to be a successful writer?

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March 29, 2024

A Botanical Daughter by Noah Medlock ~ a Review

by MK French


In Victorian London, Simon works long hours on taxidermy while Gregor works with exotic plants. When Gregor buys a strange fungus with signs of intelligence, he wants to develop it. He dreams of honors from the Royal Horticultural Society, but his plant-beast named Chloe needs a recently deceased corpse to grow on. Adding Chloe to the household adds complications as they try to hide her existence. She's growing well in the greenhouse, but where will the experiment go?

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March 28, 2024

To Do or Not to Do the April #AtoZchallenge

by Donna Huber


I'm debating on doing the A to Z challenge this year. It's been a few years since I've done it but I'm not sure it's worth it.

March 27, 2024

Is it Women's Fiction or Romance?

by Susan Roberts


It's often difficult to assign a genre to some books.  The last three books that I read were described as women's fiction but I found them closer to romance novels.  This definition from Romance Writers of America cleared up the question for me:  The Romance Writers of America organization defines women's fiction as, "a commercial novel about a woman on the brink of life change and personal growth. Her journey details emotional reflection and action that transforms her and her relationships with others, and includes a hopeful/upbeat ending with regard to her romantic relationship."  How do you differentiate the two genres or do you think that there is a big overlap?

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March 26, 2024

Sincerely, the Duke by Amelia Grey ~ a Review

by MK French


Miss Edwina Fine must find a husband before the ton discovers her secret; it's already bad enough that she has red hair, green eyes and is one of triplets. She jumps at the proposal that arrives in the mail. Rick, Duke of Stonerick would have enjoyed bachelorhood a lot longer, but a recurring illness reminded him that he must have an heir. His marriage proposal leads him to meeting Edwina, and sparks fly. The marriage doesn’t seem like an inconvenience, but he's still hiding his illness. Will that cost him future happiness?

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March 25, 2024

The Woman with No Name by Audrey Blake ~ a Review

by Donna Huber



1942. Though she survived the bomb that destroyed her home, Yvonne Rudellat's life is over. She's estranged from her husband, her daughter is busy with war work, and Yvonne—older, diminutive, overlooked—has lost all purpose. Until she's offered a chance to remake herself entirely…

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March 24, 2024

The Lady with the Dark Hair by Erin Bartels ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts


The Lady with the Dark Hair
 is a book about art and artists.  It's a dual timeline story with plenty of art in both time periods - paintings, pigments, and artists.  It's apparent that the author did significant research into the details of the art world in the late 1800s and art history in general.  It was also interesting to meet and get to know some of the female artists of the time period.

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