Juliet By Anne Fortier

 When I read a review of this book on ‘Goodreads’  I had to have it. I mean seriously, how does one forget a title like ‘Juliet.’  I read a few excerpts at the book store and I was hooked.  I’ve loved the story of Romeo and Juliet for quite some time, um, not so much in…

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

I am a huge fan of ‘Like Water for Chocolate’, so this book really appealed to me. Let me tell you though, If you are averse to fairy tales/fantasy or magical realism, this is not the book for you.  I loved that this story was original and multi layered  simultaneously. The story belongs to Rose;…

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Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

What a well written book this was. I had not heard of the author until I read this wonderful book. Most of you know I am a wee bit obsessed with Colin Firth, er.. you’ll see where I’m going with this.. The author of this particular book also wrote ‘The Girl With The Pearl Earring’…

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They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky…

What a wonderful eye opener this book was. If you have not read it, it is a must. I was told it was depressing but truly, it is not. Co-written by Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng , Benjamin Ajak, with Judy A. Bernstein, it is a harrowing, inspirational, and warm true story about three lost boys…

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Mummy’s Indulgent Reading….

I Recently read  ‘Something Borrowed’  by Emily Griffin. It was perfectly light, sometimes funny, but slightly predictable. The story begins with Rachel, a 30 yr old New York City lawyer,  looking to change her single girl status but unable to do so because she is still in love with her college crush Dex. Small problem…

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Reading Gabaldon…

My modus operandi has always been to read everything that is ever given, recommended, or suggested to me and then to twice read what I have in my library. When my friend handed me Diana Gabaldon’s ‘Outlander’ I was delighted, slightly skeptical and er, extremely interested to say the least. The 1000 page saga began…

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Resurrection by Tucker Malarkey….

I enjoyed ‘Resurrection’ by Tucker Malarkey in that very feminine, ooooh love me a good European themed book type of way and I could not put it down. I didn’t expect it to be good but It was. It sort of grabs your attention not in the immediate sense of the word however, but as the book progresses,…

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Beside a Burning Sea – By John Shors

Although this is Shors second work of fiction, I read it last. Maybe that wasn’t such a great idea. I think the other books appealed to me far more than this World War II centered story line. Don’t get me wrong, for his writing his still brilliant, lyrical almost, right down to the beautiful ‘Japanese…

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John Shors writes tenderly

Dragon House made me feel so many things all at once that I had to write to John and tell him. I was so touched that he wrote back immediately, and even that he considered replying me. He was completely down to earth and friendly. He told me he is working on his next book…

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Book Review: The Botticelli Secret By Marina Fiorato

It was a slow start for me; I must admit Fiorato’s lengthy prose, bawdy language and a somewhat gruesome beginning did not have me at “Florence looks like gold and smells like sulphur.” Yet, when you throw in Sandro Botticelli, ‘La Primavera’  that most famous work of art and mix in the Italian renaissance, you’ve…

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