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Convergence ~ When Books, Music, and Life Come Together

I suppose as humans beings mature reach major milestones, they may become more inclined to reflect on their lives. As 40 approaches, that’s certainly become more and more true for me. I don’t want to dread the inevitable. I know it’s simply a waste of energy. It cheats one from enjoying the present. The present, […]

#258 ~ The Song of Hannah

The Song of Hannah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy Published by: Penguin Group Published on: August 2005 Page Count: 304 Genre: Historical Fiction / Biblical Fiction My Reading Format: Review copy sent to me by the author Available Formats: Paperback, eBook Challenge Fulfillment: This novel meets one of the criteria for the What’s in a Name? 3 challenge […]

#131 ~ The Jewel of Medina

The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones A’isha is a 6 year old girl who, after her parents betrothed her to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, was required to remain in her family home until she had her first menstrual period.  For an adventurous girl such as herself, she is tortured by the limitations placed […]

#129 ~ War on the Margins

War on the Margins by Libby Cone When France fell to the Nazis during WWII, the Channel Islands fell as well, despite the fact that they were a part of the British Commonwealth.  Jersey, the Southern-most of the three islands, is the setting of Libby Cone’s novel about the way in which the Channel islands […]

#116 ~ Bible Illuminated: The Book (New Testament)

Bible Illuminated: The Book I have now had my copy of Bible Illuminated for two weeks and I absolutely love it.  The PDF copy that I mentioned last month did not do it justice, but it did give me a good indication of how it would feel and read.  It is the same size as […]

#110 ~ The Other Queen

The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory I had been awaiting the publication of The Other Queen since I finished reading The Virgin’s Lover in October of 2007.  As time progressed and got closer to its September 16th release, my anticipation kept growing.  Finding out that I would be seeing Philippa Gregory in person just a […]

#105 ~ Sisters of Misery

Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelly Hall A special thanks to Andi from Andi Lit for sending this to me for review.  Her lack of reading time was truly my gain. Maddie Crane has everything her mother ever wanted, she has a prestigious New England last name and is a member of the Sisters of […]

Literate Housewife Spotlight October

Several months ago, when I was compiling the list of books I’ve reviewed for this blog, I found some that I had forgotten all about.  That doesn’t necessarily meant that I didn’t enjoy them.  They just didn’t stick with me.  There were others that easily remembered and know that they were read and raved about […]

#94 ~ Castaway Kid

Castaway Kid: One Man’s Search for Hope and Home by R.B. Mitchell In Castaway Kid, R.B. Mitchell revisits his childhood spent in an orphanage just outside of Chicago and the impact that had on his life. He is the only child of two parents who were very mentally ill. His father incapacitated himself during a […]

#92 ~ The Four Seasons

Four Seasons, The: A Novel of Vivaldi’s Venice by Laurel Corona Earlier this year I read and reviewed The Venetian Mask by Rosalind Laker. I enjoyed learning about Venetian history and about the Pieta specifically. So, when I was offered the opportunity to read The Four Seasons, a novel about the Pieta and Venice during […]