Because the truth is, the Old West wasn't any more glamorous than Medieval Times. But for those of us stuck in a modern, electric world, it makes for wonderful escapism. It's for this reason that I loved John J. Jacobson's All the Cowboys Ain't Gone.
On an October morning, a Klansman confronts seventeen-year-old David Walker at a hidden oxbow lake where he has gone to hunt. David accidentally kills the man and hides the crime. His determination to protect his family from reprisal drives him far from home and into manhood.
2020 has truly been a year of great fiction for me, with stories that have truly moved me. Perhaps because of the tumultuous times, I've found refuge and solace in fiction. Filled with richly crafted characters and constant affirmations of faith, Joanna Davidson Politano's The Love Note is a gift for both inspirational and historical fiction lovers.
I've never considered myself a feminist. I was raised in a conservative household, and never questioned women's traditional roles. As an adult, I still believes there's honor to be found in the domestic arts. But when I married, I kept my maiden name. I'm not a good cook, so my husband does most of our... Continue Reading →
Happy Monday, y'all! I'm bringing yet another fantastic book rec from the lovley folks at Lone Star Lit Tours, Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm. For the record, I absolutely love receiving books in the mail. As an author, I am fully aware of all that my fellow authors sacrifice to send physical copies to... Continue Reading →
Welcome back, everyone! It's been a few weeks since my last bookish post. LSBBT took a mini-break. I've also been scrambling to get my four-year-old ready for PreK (and battling mild freak-outs.) My birthday also passed this month, the eighth birthday I've spent without my grandma. You see, I was born on her birthday, and... Continue Reading →
Once upon a time, people took other people's word at face value. They genuinely sought to help their fellow neighbor out. Now we might call those people too trusting, and maybe they were? Surely there's always been ugliness in this world. This much stands as true today as it was in the Southern U.S., at... Continue Reading →
It's time for another dazzling five-star review, y'all. Trust me when I say I do not adore every book I read. What I have become quite proficient at, over the years instead, is when to say no. I say no to books I don't think I have the chance to love or appreciate. I always... Continue Reading →
Sometimes a good book carries you right where you didn't know you should be going. It's ironic, the journeys we can take alongside our characters. I savored Rio Ruidoso, over the past month, while also dealing with some real life struggles. As I've been forced to regroup and double down in my work, I craved... Continue Reading →
Hey everyone! While I normally post book reviews on my book blog, SilverWoodSketches, I've decided to move over bookish posts here instead. All thanks to Google's recent cutbacks, and the fact I'm book blogging a lot less this year. Why? Because while last year I wanted to reconnect with the current Indie world and meet... Continue Reading →