Book Review: Of Ocean and Ash by A.R. Draeger

Today, I’m happy to share my review of Of Ocean and Ash by A.R. Draeger. Be sure to read to the end of the post for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD! While I did enjoy the book and it was an easy read, there were a few weak areas. Of Ocean and Read More

Book Review: the Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber

The Anatomist’s Wife, the first book in the Lady Darby Mystery Series by Anna Lee Huber, is a quick-paced mystery series set in Scotland. I enjoyed this first book and plan to read the rest of the series. First, a little about the book: Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has Read More

Book Review: Farewell to Prague by Miriam Darvas

Had I read Farewell to Prague by Miriam Darvas even two weeks ago, it might not have resonated with me as much as it did. Even though WWII ended 70 years ago, the plight of refugees is just as relevant today. Farewell to Prague’s description is as follows: Farewell to Prague is a memoir set against Read More

Book Review: No Comfort for the Lost by Nancy Herriman

On Monday, Nancy Herriman, the author of No Comfort for the Lost, did an author interview with me. I am very grateful that she stopped by! Be sure to check out what she had to say.  I recently checked out the first book in Nancy Herriman’s new mystery series set in old San Francisco, No Comfort for the Read More

Book Review: The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

I have read several of Philippa Gregory’s book – not all of them, but a good many; The Taming of the Queen is one of her best. I think that Gregory’s writing has gotten better with time. Even though she has said in interviews that her Wildacre trilogy is her favorite set of works, I Read More

Comic Review: Thor 2014

The following contains spoilers for Thor 2014-Present.  When Marvel announced in 2014 that the new Thor would be a woman, the Internet kind of melted down. After all, Thor has always been a man, his name is Odinson! But Marvel and the creators behind the new series stood their ground. Series writer Jason Aaron emphasized, “This Read More

Book Review: Echo by Lorena Glass

Echo is the first book in a new fantasy romance series by Lorena Glass. The description is as follows: Echo is the story of two lovers who are under a curse (the story will bear this out). One of them always loses the other, tragically. But the two of them learn to beat the curse: Read More

Book Review: And Only To Deceive by Tasha Alexander

And Only to Deceive is the first book in the Lady Emily Mystery series by Tasha Alexander. It looks like there are 10 books and 2 novellas in the series so far. The description for And Only to Deceive reads as follows: For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy Read More

Book Review: Shanty Gold by Jeanne Charters

On Monday, I hosted an interview with Jeanne Charters about her debut novel Shanty Gold. Here is my review. I loved Shanty Gold. The description of the book is: In 1849’s famine-ravaged Ireland, thirteen-year-old Mary Boland is found lying mostly dead on the side of the road to Cork Harbor, Queenstown, Ireland. She just buried Read More

Book Review – A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert

This weekend, I devoured A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert. I think I started it on my Thursday morning commute and finished it by Sunday night. I loved it for many reasons and highly reccomend it. About the book: The Little House books, which chronicled the pioneer adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, are among Read More