Category Archives: Book Challenges

Book Review: Longhorn

Author: Jo Baker Publisher: Knopf, 2013 Format: Audiobook, Narrated by Emma Fielding Longbourn is the title of this book. If you are a Pride and Prejudice fan, you’ll recognize Longbourn as the setting for Jane Austin’s famous novel. The author, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Spider Woman’s Daughter

Author: Anne Hillman Publisher: Harper Collins 2013 Format: Audiobook, Read perfectly by Christina Delaine My husband and I “discovered” Tony Hillerman’s books back in the 1980s when we were driving back and forth between our home in the Kansas City … Continue reading

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Book Review: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspeare

Author: Jacqueline Winspeare Publisher: Penguin Group 2003 Format: Audiobook read by Rita Barrington Earlier this year I read the latest book, A Dangerous Place, in this Maisie Hobbs series. It was the twelfth book in the author’s series, but I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The purpose of the More Diverse Universe Challenge is to draw attention to authors of color. As you can see, I’m a few days late in celebrating my second author in this challenge. (See my post celebrating Zora Neale Hurston HERE.) … Continue reading

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Book Tour: Murder and Other Natural Disasters

Author: Lida Sideris Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc. September 2015 Why I Read This Book: I do subscribe to this theory: You can judge a book by it’s cover. I do it all the time without picking loads of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling

Author: Robert Galbraith (Pen name of J.K. Rowling) Publisher: Mulholland Books 2013 Format: Audibook narrated by Robert Glenister Why I Read This Book: It was a book club selection, but I told myself I’d read only the first chapter. I … Continue reading

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Book Review: That Chesapeake Summer by Mariah Stewart

This is the sixth year in a row Mariah Stewart has given us a touching summer romance set in the small town of St. Denis. Thanks to her previous nine novels, I already know most of the prominent citizens. I … Continue reading

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A Summer Reading Classic: Coming Home by Rosamund Pilcher

For years my summer reading always included a novel by Rosamunde Pilcher. Her character-rich stories always took me off to the English countryside to meet interesting people who would soon become my friends. Now that the author is no longer … Continue reading

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A Golden Age Mystery: The Sussex Downs Murder by John Bude

Originally Published in 1936, Re-published by Poisoned Pen Press in 2015 There isn’t much I enjoy more than reading mysteries written during the Golden Age of Mystery, the time period between the two world wars. It’s the reason I’m so … Continue reading

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Book Review: Madame President

Author: Nicolle Wallace Publisher: Atria Books, April 28, 2015 Genre: Literary Fiction Nicolle Wallace is one of the co-hosts on TV’s The View. Ms. Wallace has also been a communications director for George W. Bush and an advisor to Sarah … Continue reading

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