#490 ~ Parlor Games

Parlor Games by Title by Maryka Biaggio Published by: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Published on: January 15, 201 Page Count: 352 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: eGalley provided to me by the publisher for consideration Available Formats: Hardcover and eBook My Review May Dugas just sees herself as a woman in pursuit of her […]

A Weekend in Michigan

This weekend the whole clan took Friday off and flew to Michigan in order to celebrate the First Communion of my best friends children, Abby and Ethan. Although both girls have flown before, this will be the first flights they will remember (Emma has memories of her flight to Chicago when she was 4, but […]

The Diversion by Ryan Dodde II M.D.

In recent years, Grand Rapids, Michigan has hosted a wonderful celebration each fall called ArtPrize. Artists from all over the world display their art all throughout the city. Natives and tourists alike are invited to explore the city and vote for their favorite pieces. This past year, my cousin Ryan submitted a bronze sculpture called […]

#376 ~ Motor City Shakedown

Motor City Shakedown by D. E. Johnson Published by: Minotaur Books Published on: September 2011 Page Count: 352 Genre: Noir Crime Fiction My Reading Format: Hardcover review copy sent to me by the publisher so that I could participate in the book tour. Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook Today it is my great pleasure to be […]

#350 ~ The Paris Wife

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain Published by: Random House Published on: February 2011 Page Count: 320 Genre: JHistorical Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased with Audible credits Audiobook Published by: Random House Audio Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Audiobook Length: 11 hours 21 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook and audiobook My Review Hadley Richardson lived a […]

#329 ~ Born Under a Lucky Moon

Born Under a Lucky Moon by Dana Precious Published by: William Morrow Published on: February 2011 Page Count: 419 Genre: Women’s Fiction My Reading Format: Review copy sent to me by the publisher for consideration Available Formats: Paperback and eBook My Review Jeannie Thompson, a marketing executive for Oxford Pictures in Hollywood, has a problem. […]

Interview with Dana Precious

I had the great good fortune of talking to Dana Precious, the author of Born Under a Lucky Moon earlier this year. It was a new, fun experience for us both. We were both pretty new to the whole Skype experience. On top of talking with someone that far away and seeing them, it was […]

Guest Post from Dana Precious, Author of Born Under a Lucky Moon

When I first discovered Dana Precious and learned that she grew up in Muskegon, MI, I knew had to get in touch with her. I wanted to know how growing up in Michigan impacted her writing and she graciously agreed to write a guest post for The Literate Housewife Review. When asked about how growing […]

Ready, Set, March!

I passed by my nightstand this morning and fully took in the stack of books there waiting for me.  The other day I kind of stacked up what’s to come and seeing it this morning made me want to write a post about them.  I did a little research (because I’m meme challenged) and discovered […]

Sunday Salon ~ To D.C. and Back

I finally got my pictures back from my trip to D.C. earlier this month. I wish that I could say they were worth the wait, but they were most definitely not. I forgot to bring the digital camera with me, but was “lucky” enough to have an unused, cheap disposable camera I got at a […]