Renting a farmhouse in northern Vermont for 4 days is a perfect opportunity to see what lies on a stranger's bookshelves. Down many a winding road and off every beaten path was the driveway to the farmhouse. Rustic and grand at the same time with its wraparound porch and wavy glass windows it is everything… Continue reading Vermont Bound: Adventures in Someone Else’s House Part 1
The Queen’s Vow C. W. Gortner I was really excited to read this after reading The Last Queen, Gortner’s novel about Queen Juana the last queen of Castile. Gortner’s knowledge of how the Spanish court operated during that time, its policies and traditions woven into a story about the life and reign of Queen Isabella,… Continue reading Review The Queen’s Vow
The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding Jennifer Robson One of my favorite places to go and lounge is the local book store. I can peruse the shelves for hours as I sip my latte and fill up my favorite canvas bag full of goodies that will hopefully transport me beyond the small town… Continue reading Review: The Gown
Michelle Moran 2009 From My Bookshelf The story begins at the end of Cleopatra’s reign of Egypt. The story of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony is one most are familiar with. Michelle Moran take us as readers into the aftermath of their death as lived through the eyes of their eleven year old daughter Cleopatra Selene,… Continue reading Review: Cleopatra’s Daughter
Here I sit in all my summer glory, lounging poolside in a chair with my feet up. A big floppy hat on my head to protect my face from the sun. A cup of iced tea and some fresh strawberries next to me to snack on. The smell of sunscreen mixed with chlorine is in… Continue reading The Poolside Read
Bill Dedham & Paul Clark Newell Jr 2013 Kindle Reading From the second sentence, I was hooked. A guy who starts off house hunting and stumbles on a castle owned by a woman so reclusive few have ever spoken to her. A woman who rubbed elbows with some of our Nation’s own royalty. A woman… Continue reading Review: Empty Mansions
There is a story told in my family about a little girl who would wedge herself between the dryer and the wall. She would then close the folding doors, a quilt over her lap with a book in one hand, flashlight in another and read. Read until bedtime. Read beyond bedtime. Read until her mother… Continue reading Getting to Know Me…
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