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Book Review: ‘The Determined Heart’ by Antoinette May

*4 out of 5 stars* When I saw a historical fiction novel based on Mary Shelley I knew I had to read it. So I was very pleased when I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. … Continue reading

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Fragile Glass

Quite like my subject matter here, I am prone to endless musings that nobody wants to hear and I am relatively sure that no one will read. But as this blog often becomes a dumping ground for the inner workings … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Everybody Rise’ by Stephanie Clifford

It’s sort of rare that a book comes along that allows the reader to both like and despise the main character but Stephanie Clifford carries it off pretty damn well with Evelyn Beegan in ‘Everybody Rise’. It was a highly … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Bitter Greens’ by Kate Forsyth

(**** 1/2 of five) I have nothing but good things to say about this book, except for some shaky parts towards the end. It mixed a bevy of my favorite things together, boiled them in a cauldron and somehow made it … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Tsarina’ by J. Nelle Patrick

(**** of five) Good god, I loved this book. I gave it four stars, which I think is the correct number, but if I was going on how much I loved it I would have given it five. I loved … Continue reading

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Book Review – “The Garden of Dead Dreams” by Abby Quillen

(four of five stars)       Sometimes I find myself thinking about writing review while wearing two hats. The hat that sat through oh so many creative writing workshop courses in college and the hat (I imagine a sort … Continue reading

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Book Review – ‘The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls’ by Anton DiSclafani

three of five stars This was sort of a difficult book to give stars to. There were parts that were wonderful and parts that were simply not. I will admit, I initially picked this up because of the word “camp” … Continue reading

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