Category Archives: Romance

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I needed a feel good, uplifting, “everything will turn out fine” kind of book recently. Not surprising, given the events of the last few weeks.  I was looking through my “To Read” list and this book with its quirky title … Continue reading

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To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

It is rather risky to recommend a book that you have not read so I am greatly relieved and can now say without any reservations that Ivey’s, To the Bright Edge of the World is a wonderful book and I … Continue reading

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My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

As I have confessed previously I am stubborn about reading books that come highly recommended.  It seems like my interest exponentially decreases by the amount of praise a book gets. Yes, I acknowledge I have a problem! So when I began … Continue reading

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Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

On March 30, 1924, on what was known then as Mothering Sunday, Jane’s life changed dramatically. It was a gorgeous day, more like June than March and the Nivens were having the cook pack a large picnic hamper in anticipation … Continue reading

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Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Books about war are often peopled with characters who are unbelievably courageous or ignominious cowards right from the very beginning, cheating the reader of knowing why they became that way. In Everyone Brave is Forgiven, however, Cleave sets up a much … Continue reading

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Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

You cannot help but be intrigued when the first sentence in a book is: “Of all my many murders, committed for love and for better reasons, the first was the most important.” But when a book really delivers on the … Continue reading

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Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati

In December of 1792, Elizabeth Middleton and her brother arrive in the American colonies to join their father in the small village of Paradise, New York. After their mother’s untimely death, Elizabeth and Julian, as young children, had been sent … Continue reading

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