The Nearness of You by Amanda Eyre Ward

The Nearness of You by Amanda Eyre Ward

While the cover of the book is pretty, I chose to read this book, The Nearness of You by Amanda Eyre Ward, because I had read one of Ms. Ward’s previous books, The Same Sky, back in June of 2015 (see review HERE) and I enjoyed it. The story of The Nearness of You is […]

#Wintervention The Housekeeper by Suellen Dainty

#Wintervention The Housekeeper by Suellen Dainty

Is it cold where you live? I live in Florida and “cold” for us is 50 in the winter.  In fact, 50 calls for boots, long sleeves, pants and possibly a sweater or a jacket.  It also calls for staying inside and reading a good book or two (or three or four)….. As part of […]

Book Spotlight: The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

Book Spotlight: The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

Samantha Whipple is used to stirring up speculation wherever she goes. Since her eccentric father’s untimely death, she is the presumed heir to a long-rumored trove of diaries, paintings, letters, and early novel drafts passed down from the Brontë family—a hidden fortune never revealed to anyone outside of the family, but endlessly speculated about by […]

#FRC2016 – Small Admissions: A Novel by Amy Poeppel

#FRC2016 – Small Admissions: A Novel by Amy Poeppel

Today’s book is one from the Booksparks 2016 Fall Reading Challenge, of which I have honored to be included.  Today’s book is from the December list and the “Course Title” for this book is “Keeping Up Appearances 101”, and the Department is “Women’s Fiction Studies”. Kate Pearson’s life is a hot mess. Her boyfriend – […]

#FRC2016 – We are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly

#FRC2016 – We are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly

When I saw this book as one of the BookSparks 2016 Fall Reading Challenge, I was interested in reading the book just based on the cover since I hadn’t ever heard of author, Meg Little Reilly. The main characters are Ash and Pia, who are a young couple who moved from their old life in New […]