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#133 ~ The Sister

The Sister by Poppy Adams, read by Juliet Mills Virginia Stone, a 70 year old spinster, lives alone with her moths at Bulburrow Court, her family’s mansion.  She is an eccentric old woman who grew up during WWII and its aftermath.  She is peculiar, most especially about time and tea.  To say she is set […]

#122 ~ The Art of Social War

The Art of Social War by Jodi Wing Stacy Knight was at the top of her game the evening that her “I HEART New York” campaign was announced toward the end of Rudy Giuliani’s reign has mayor.  She sparkled as a member of his administration and, based upon the reception of her PR campaign, had […]

#117 ~ Janeology

Janeology by Karen Harrington Janeology, Karen Harrington’s first novel, opens after Jane, young mother of toddler twins, who suffers from depression following a miscarriage, turns manic and drowns her son Adam and nearly drowns her daughter Sarah as well.  This novel, however, does not tell this story from Jane’s perspective.  Instead, it is told from […]

#113 ~ Capote in Kansas

Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story by Kim Powers It is my great honor and pleasure to be the host of Kim Powers’ last stop on his absolutely fabulous book tour for Capote in Kansas, which is sponsored by TLC Book Tours.  For more information on this tour, please click on the TLC logo to […]

#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 […]

#100 ~ House and Home & My 100th Review Contest

Today I have the great pleasure of hosting Kathleen McCleary on her House and Home book tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours.  I very much appreciate the invitation to participate in this tour as well as the opportunity to read Kathleen’s novel.  Please click on Kathleen’s name below to visit her website.  Click on the […]

#85 ~ Aberrations

Aberrations by Penelope Przekop When tragedy strikes during a child’s infancy and childhood, how much should that child’s parent reveal to the child and when? The main character of this novel is Angel, the only daughter of an attorney and a budding art photographer. When Angel’s mother dies while she is an infant, her father […]

#61 ~ Eleanor vs. Ike

Eleanor vs. Ike: A Novel by Robin Gerber Robin Gerber was once asked while giving a talk about in conjunction with her book, Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way, if Eleanor Roosevelt ever did anything wrong. Ms. Gerber’s response was, “Yes, she should have run for president.” From that question and her own response, Eleanor vs. […]

#57 ~ The Tea Rose

The Tea Rose: A Novel by Jennifer Donnelly I heard about this book and ended up reading it somewhat by chance. I was reading through the postings on and saw a posting about The Winter Rose coming out. They were excited to get a chance to read it. A few days later, I got a […]