historical fiction

Book Review: The Paris Orphan By Natasha Lester

THE PARIS ORPHAN By: Natasha Lester Published: September 3, 2019 Publisher: Forever/Hachette Book Group Historical Fiction My book club received copies of this book as part of the GalleyMatch with The Bookclub Cookbook. We chose this as our August/September read and spent the day junk/antique shopping and eating at a small-town pub, where we discussed…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – September 2019 Edition

A monthly round-up of mini reviews featuring books I read for my own enjoyment.
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – July/August 2019 Edition

Today is one of our very last days of summer around here. Patrick leaves Sunday to head back to college and then leave with his cross-country team for a quick camp before school starts. Bennett moves into to his dorm on Wednesday. Reagan starts her freshman year of high school on Friday. This next week…
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My Summer Reading List

Summer is here….even if the weather doesn’t make it feel like it. Of course we haven’t had the “official” first day of summer, but in our house, when school is over, summer begins. Today is our daughter’s last day of school. I’m still riding a charter bus across the country to Florida with the high…
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Books that Came My Way in April and May 2019

First of all, thanks to all of you for understanding my need to step back for a time. Thanks to the publishers, the publicists, and the authors for supporting my decision and giving me the time I needed to focus on other things. My dad is home and is improving more than we dreamed to…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – April and May 2019 Edition

I wanted to briefly pop in and update you on what I’ve been reading. Some of these were review books and others are some oldies that have been on my list for awhile. Between visiting and caring for my parents and preparing for graduation, I’ve found reading to be an important escape. I’ve enjoyed every…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – March 2019 Edition

I’m trying to read more books that I choose for my own reading enjoyment. Not for review, but because I’ve been wanting to read them or they caught my attention. Most of them have been talked about ad nauseam or have been on my to-read list for a long time so they don’t really need…
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Books that Came My Way in February 2019

This is my monthly roundup of books that were added to my shelves in the last month. I also share an update with you on other things going on in my life. The basketball season ended a little sooner than we had hoped for our team. But lots of memories were made and we will…
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Books that Came My Way in December 2018

This is my monthly roundup of books that were added to my shelves in the last month. I also share an update with you on other things going on in my life. Oh, December….you always fill my heart with joy but the days go by much too fast. There was so much to enjoy in…
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Favorite Books of 2018 – A Top Ten and Some Fun Reading Stats

I’m always amazed when I look over the list of books I read in a year. Every year the number seems to get bigger, the type of reading becomes more diverse, and a few favorites always stand out. In 2018, I read 132 books. That is the highest ever for me. But, I’ve also been…
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