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Random Dream Post for 11.11.11

I had the most random and crazy dream just before my day began. It has absolutely nothing to do with reading, books, blogging, or anything pertaining to reality, but please indulge me. I have the urge to write it out and that’s what I’m going to do. Why I don’t have the urge to write […]

#370 ~ If Jack’s In Love

If Jack’s in Love by Stephen Wetta Published by: Amy Einhorn Books Published on: September 29, 2011 Page Count: 368 Genre: Literary Fiction My Reading Format: ARC copy sent by the publisher for consideration Available Formats: Hardcover and eBook My Review It’s the late 60s in Virginia and Jack Witcher is an 11-year-old boy who […]

Snow Day!

Today much of Virginia is getting socked with what is for us our third snow storm this winter.  The first storm hit about a week before Christmas and the second one hit last Saturday. Last week’s storm kept the girls out of school until yesterday. Today is a snow day for all of us since […]

The Sunday Salon ~ Winter Joy

What a beautiful day we’re having today in Roanoke, VA.  Fat, wet flakes of snow are falling so fast at times that Emma keeps saying, “It’s a blizzard!”  I don’t know about that, but we’ve gotten between 2 and 3 inches of snow here thus far today.  When I look out of the window, I […]

#143 ~ Soul Catcher

Soul Catcher by Michael C. White Soul Catcher is the story of Augustus Cain, a man who is lost to himself and his society.  He spends his time drinking and gambling.  When he finds himself with debts he is unable to pay, he is forced to revert to his one distinct talent – catching runaway […]

#124 ~ Midwife of the Blue Ridge ~ Book Review and Giveaway

Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins Maggie Duncan lost her family as a very young girl during a massacre between the British and the Scottish.  Her destiny falls into place when she helps a injured man find his way home to his wife, Hannah.  Hannah, a midwife and local healer, realizes almost instantly […]

#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 […]

#90 ~ Sweetsmoke

Sweetsmoke by David Fuller This novel, written by screenwriter David Fuller, tells the story of Cassius Howard, the carpenter slave owned by Hoke Howard, a Virginia tobacco farmer. A series of tragic events transformed Cassius from his place Hoke’s favorite and it cost him dearly. The only bright light in the entire situation was the […]

#64 ~ Devil Water

Devil Water by Anya Seton They say the devil’s water, it ain’t so sweet You don’t have to drink right now But you can dip your feet Every once in a little while “When You Were Young” by The Killers Devil Water tells the story of Charles Radclyffe and his daughter by a secret marriage, […]

#63 ~ Through Tempest Forged

Through Tempest Forged by Barbara Passaris This novel tells the story of Paul and Elizabeth Rogers as they watch and guide their children grow up and get married as the country is on the brink of the Revolutionary War. The Rogers have three daughters and two sons and live on a plantation that Paul and […]