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The Wind Done Gone

The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall is a parody of Gone With the Wind.  It takes the main characters of Gone with the Wind and shows them from another point of view, a point of view so haunting that … Continue reading

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The Modern Sense and Sensibility

So everyone knows I’m one of Jane Austen’s biggest fans.  And almost everyone knows I tend to be critical of her imitators; some fan fiction is better never written.  So why do I insist on reading books that annoy me? … Continue reading

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The Intrigue Isn’t So Intriguing

A while back I read a book by Marion Chesney, named The Banishment, about a family of six daughters who lose their childhood home because of their father’s gambling.  It was a standard historical romance.  Girl wants home back so … Continue reading

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Second Thursday Circle

The last trip to the library was quite productive.  I knew my husband was going to be out-of-town so I stocked up on books to read at night when the kids were in bed.  I branched out and checked out … Continue reading

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The Week Before the Wedding is Something Else

This is the first time I have ever read anything by Beth Kendrick.  I thought the blurb for her novel, The Week Before the Wedding, sounded interesting so I checked it out.  I mean, Emily is scheduled to marry a … Continue reading

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Reviewing Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

I read Joyce Magnin’s Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold.  It’s the first book by Joyce Magnin that I have ever read.  I did not really enjoy it all that much, but that may be because I read it after the irrepressible … Continue reading

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Helen of Pasadena is So So

Several months ago I read Elizabeth the First Wife by Lian Dolan.  I enjoyed it quite a bit and looked forward to reading Helen of Pasadena.  When I finally saw it at the library I snatched it up and safely … Continue reading

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