#491 ~ Pardonable Lies

Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear Published by: Picador Published on: June 27, 2006 Page Count: 384 Genre: Mystery/Historical Fiction My Reading Format: Hardcover copy borrowed from my public library Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook Previous Reviews: Maisie Dobbs and Birds of a Feather Summary from the Publishers In the third novel of this unique and […]

#481 ~ The Ruins of Lace

The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony Published by: Sourcebooks Published on: October 2, 2012 Page Count: 336 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by the publisher for consideration. Available Formats: Hardcover and eBook Special Note: Come back on October 19th for a special guest post from Iris Anthony and an […]

#358 ~ Trespass

Trespass by Rose Tremain Published by: W. W. Norton & Company Published on: October 2010 Page Count: 253 Genre: Gothic Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased using a gift card Audiobook Published by: AudioGo Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Audiobook Length: 9 hours 51 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook and Audiobook ~ paperback version due in October […]

#331 ~ French Leave

French Leave by Anna Gavalda Published by: Europa Editions Published on: April 2011 Page Count: 144 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by the publisher for consideration Available Formats: Paperback Background I am the oldest of five children. My next closest sibling is my brother Rob, who is 4 years younger than […]

#205 ~ Sunflowers

Sunflowers by Sheramy Bundrick It is widely known that Vincent Van Gogh suffered from mental illness.  If a person knows anything about the man, it’s that he cut off his ear for a woman.  Who was that woman and why did Van Gogh do what he did?  Sheramy Bundrick explores these questions in her first […]

#151 ~ Foreign Tongue

Foreign Tongue: A Novel of Life and Love in Paris by Vanina Marsot Anna is running away from Los Angeles and the debacle that was her relationship with an actor boyfriend who began cheating on her the moment the clock started ticking on his fifteen minutes. As a result of her dual French/US citizenship and […]

Thursday’s Thoughts ~ What I Would Study

When I finished grad school back when 1999 wasn’t history, I swore I would never – EVER – go back to school.  I was tired of papers, classes, exams, forced reading of textbooks, etc…  This week’s Thursday’s Thoughts topic is like kismit with it’s timing, though.  For the first time in 10 years, I really […]