In her newest addition to her Blue Heron series, In Your Dreams, Kristan Higgins has created a sweet, funny and entertaining romance. Emmaline Neal, a police officer in Manningsport, has been invited to her ex-finacee’s wedding. In order to avoid looking pathetic, she needs to bring along a date. Jack Holland, who runs the Blue […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
This Sunflower eLibrary downloadable audiobook has been a delight to listen to. Akira Macauley runs a sheep ranch and has prayed for help. But when God sends her a half starved convict she questions his answer and reminds God that she really could use someone that knows something about sheep. The Shepherd’s Voice is about forgiveness and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tired of reading fiction and nonfiction? Why not add a little drama to your life by reading a play. It just so happens that two heavy hitters of the American theater celebrate birthdays in October. Eugene O’Neill ( October 16, 1888-1953) received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936. His work also won the Pulitzer Prize […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Your attention, please. The National Book Award Finalists have been announced just in time for your Fall reading list. Commence enjoyment. Fiction Finalists: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabin Alameddine All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Redeployment by Phil Klay Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Lila by […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Legions of Jan Karon lovers have been waiting nine long years for her to continue Father Tim stories. Somewhere Safe with Someone Good: The New Mitford Novel is out and well worth the long wait. Although, each of her books is best read in sequence, each story can be appreciated for all of its charm […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today is Columbus Day, and October is Italian Heritage Month. What better why to celebrate than by delving into one of the many mystery novels from scenic Italy. Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Salvo Montalbano is an honest, decent, and loyal police officer in fictitious Vigata, Sicily. Montalbano has his own way of doing things. His bosses […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
This complex and touching novel explores many issues in the telling of the story of Daniel and his partner Matt, men who are enjoying their relationship and lives in Northhampton, Mass. All things change with a phone call–Daniel’s twin brother Joel and his wife have been killed in the terrorist bombing of a cafe in […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party is a short, amusing addition to Alexander McCall Smith’s stand-alone books. It takes a departure from his series locations of places like Botswana and Scotland and surprises us with a character from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fatty O’Leary is a likeable, obese antiques dealer with a loving wife. Betty buys them plane tickets […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Cordell Logan returns in this third book in the series, Voodoo Ridge, by David Freed (Flat Spin and Fangs Out are the first two books .) As Cordell and his ex-wife Savannah are flying over the Sierras to Lake Tahoe, to re-marry after several years apart, he spots the wreckage of a plane in a […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
I have taken some long walks. I walked in Canyonlands in Utah, Konza Prairie (of course), and even a bit of the Appalachian Trail. There is something about walking through a place, taking the time to see, hear, and smell what is there. And there’s nothing like the sense of accomplishment at the end. My […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.