Monthly Archives: September 2014

Kissing Christmas Goodbye

Kissing Christmas Goodbye is the sixteenth or seventeenth Agatha Raisin book written by M.C. Beaton.  I know you are wondering why I say sixteenth or seventeenth.  Shouldn’t I know?  According to Wikipedia it is the seventeenth.  According to the book it … Continue reading

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Fortune’s Children Examines the Rise and the Fall of the Vanderbilt Family

Ward McAllister said that it took three generations to become a gentleman.  As Mrs. Astor’s cohort and guide to the highest of high society of New York City during the Gilded Age, he always had the last word when it come … Continue reading

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A Moment in Time

In a recent post I bemoaned the fact that Tracie Peterson’s book A Sensible Arrangement ended with so many cliff hangers.  I wanted to know what happened, and I was positive that my library didn’t have a copy of the next book.  … Continue reading

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

I recently finished reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.  It’s a captivating story of two girls who are bound in a laotong relationship in 19th Century China.  One is the daughter of a rich man, and the … Continue reading

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Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day

Will wonders never cease!?!  My library actually did have a copy of Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day, and it was available when I went.  Hooray for me! Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day is the latest novel by Ann B. Ross.  It … Continue reading

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Gawgon and the Boy

By now you are probably well aware that I occasionally read children’s books for pleasure.  Sometimes I read old favorites, and other times I find new (to me) books.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I grew up reading … Continue reading

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The Skeleton in the Closet

The Skeleton in the Closet is my favorite M.C. Beaton book yet.  I read several Agatha Raisin books during the summer and came to the conclusion that they are more or less the same book with a few different plot … Continue reading

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