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The Power by Naomi Alderman

Just this week Oprah made a speech at the Golden Globes Award Ceremony that grabbed headlines all over the world. In it she envisioned a different kind of world for women and   said: So I want all the girls watching … Continue reading

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Best Books From 2017- A Year End Wrap Up

I know! It is 2018, and here I am still talking abut 2017. But I wanted to highlight some of the best books I read last year to tempt you into reading some great books during this next year. So … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! (Almost!)

Hopefully, you are taking a little bit of well deserved break and looking forward to New Year’s Eve plans with family and friends. I am! I want to thank each one of you for following my blog and responding when … Continue reading

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The Glorious Impossible by Madeleine L’Engle With Illustrations by Giotto

It is almost Christmas again. if you are like me you are probably frantic with all the last minute details as you wait for your family to gather.  So in the midst of all that let me offer something that … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

I discovered Louise Penny and her wonderful Inspector Gamache earlier this year and was enchanted by her insightful and soulful writing. In reading The Beautiful Mystery I was enchanted all over again. This is certainly a series to read and … Continue reading

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In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

I admit that I have been going through a low grade Downton Abbey withdrawal. I have tried to fill this void with other period dramas but somehow they just don’t get at that little knot of longing for haughty Mary … Continue reading

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P.S. From Paris by Marc Levy Translated by Sam Taylor

Sometimes you just want to read a story about two people who fall in love. Not a Nicholas Sparks kind of love story, but a more realistic, contemporary, complicated story about two imperfect people who find each other. Well, voilá, … Continue reading

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