Happy March, everyone! I hope you're all doing well and continuing to stay healthy and safe. This past month has been so full of ups and downs, both close to home and far away. I spent much of the first part of this year looking after my little guy (and myself) as we traded illnesses.... Continue Reading →
Happy Thursday, friends! Despite this past crazy year and half, I can honestly say one of my greatest enduring comforts has been books. No matter how chaotic, or awful, or overwhelming life can feel at times, I have found escape in the worlds and characters my fellow authors create. One of the reasons I decided to... Continue Reading →
Reading Under the Bayou Moon was something of a revelation for me. Having grown up visiting relatives close to the Louisiana border, I often heard my family talk about Cajuns. I'm sorry to say most of what was said was unflattering, unkind, and not anything I would repeat here. Such things were so often said,... Continue Reading →
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.
Imagine a world where the works of Jane Austen and John Hughes spontaneously collided. If you're a fan of the 80s and the exquisite banter between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, I beg you look no further than A.K. Pittman's Pudge & Prejudice.
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.
Let me preface this review by stating here and now how pleasantly surprised I was by Comfort Foods. Several times while reading, the author spun the usual tropes on their heads. The romance was slowburn perfection, the town felt like a real place, and the banter was superb. Needless to say, I am officially a Kimberly Fish fan and look forward to discovering her other works!
Happy November, y'all! It's hard to believe we're approaching the end of 2020. But I think we can all agree that we reach out to 2021 with a pinch of hope, and a measure of relief. The holiday season is coming like a freight train, and for most of us with little ones, the Santa... Continue Reading →
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.
Buckle your sword belts, don your capes, and get ready to join me on an epic ride into a world of good vs. evil, gnomes, pegasi, gargoyles, and more! This was exactly the fun read I needed, and a wonderful break from Stephen King's The Stand. More on my Spooky-Month reads later 😉 Today I'm... Continue Reading →