Two sisters who see the world in very different ways are forced to go out into it together in this story of the Roaring Twenties. Rose is comfortable running her father’s household after their mother’s death. She relishes the orderliness of a kept house, and felt their nightly rituals of gathering in the drawing room […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Julia Elliston is orphaned in an age where women were owned. Matrimony is her only escape from an anonymous guardian shipping her off to Scotland and life as a servant. Edward was to be her salvation, but he had become a priest. Lady Foxmore became her only hope of finding a husband before it was too […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In the remote regions of 1920’s Russia, Kolya has just deserted his post in the Red Army. Tired of being separated from his family and tired of the unending brutality of war, he has loaded the body of his dead brother on horseback and is fleeing home to his village. But that is only the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pirates and haute cuisine on the open seas? I really couldn’t have imagined a more fun read for my 4th of July weekend road trip. Eli Brown’s Cinnamon and Gunpowder is a foodie version of Pirates of the Caribbean by way of Simone de Beauvoir. While that might not sound terribly fun, just trust me. […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab asks the perennial question: how far would you go to give yourself super powers? It’s a question that weighs heavily on the minds of Victor Vale and his roommate, Eli Cardale/Ever. Extremely intelligent, competitive, and more than a little bit emotionally disturbed, these two young men are top students at Lockland […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Beekeepers Ball is the second novel in the “Bella Vista Chronicles” by Susan Wiggs. (The first is The Apple Orchard.) In this novel, Isabel Johansen is planning the opening of her cooking school on her family estate in Sonoma County, CA. She plans to use locally grown produce as well as the honey and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
I must say this is not my ordinary type of read, but the plot kept me wondering. Why would anyone kidnap a woman, tattoo her whole back side with what looks like a map, and then set her free? The City Under the Skin is made up of shady characters, all with their own […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Harper Flynn is a bartender at an LA club when gunfire erupts and a fire breaks out–and she watches helplessly as her boyfriend is gunned down and the police detective trying to save her is buried under the rubble of the collapsing building, along with 2 of the gunmen. The gunmen are killed, but the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Philip McBride died 20 years ago. Three people are convinced it was their fault, but no one is talking about it. Jake and Kate Barnett have kept secret their shared involvement in Philip’s death. Each one is trying to earn forgiveness in the live they now lead. However, when a horrendous crime comes to the back […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.