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 →
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 →