Monthly Archives: June 2013

Enjoying The Briton

Okay, okay, I know.  I’ve been on a Catherine Palmer kick.  I think I’ve been in the mood for light reading because I recently injured my foot and am suffering from other various forms of ill-health.  Nothing that won’t pass, … Continue reading

Posted in Simply for Fun | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Courting The Courteous Cad

The Courteous Cad is the third book In Catherine Palmer’s Miss Pickworth series.  I didn’t get to read the second one yet because it was checked out.    This one tells the story of Sarah’s younger sister Prudence. Prudence is … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Fiction, Simply for Fun | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Romancing The Affectionate Adversary

As I have expressed before, I enjoy a clean romance.  Catherine Palmer, a Christian writer, is always a safe bet: no bad language, no sex scenes, just a fun story of people falling in love.  With so many tragic things … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Fiction, Simply for Fun | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Enduring The Last Night at the Ritz

The introduction of this book intrigued me.  Nancy Pearl from NPR explained that The Last Night at the Ritz has been a friend maker for her.  She wrote, “This innate friend-making potential that books have is especially true (and somewhat … Continue reading

Posted in Interesting... Very Interesting | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sapphira and the Slave Girl

Book reviewing can be a brutal business.  It’s all subjective, and my opinion is not your opinion.  What speaks to one person will be lost on another.  Tastes can vary so widely that reviews can, at worst, discourage readers from … Continue reading

Posted in Interesting... Very Interesting | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spotlight on Freckles

Recently I discovered that A Girl of the Limberlost was written as a sequel to Gene Stratton Porter’s Freckles.  So many of the characters from Freckles were referenced that I decided I had to read it.   When I didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in A Great Read | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?

I love really good children’s books.  To be a good children’s book it must have an engaging read aloud style story and fun pictures that draw interest.  I guess this is actually the description of a good picture book, but … Continue reading

Posted in Not Just For Kids | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment