Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg

"When someone has died, it's a lot harder to get rid of something they gave you - everything has terrible value". What would you do if a loved one died and left you one final gift? Helen Ames was struggling to cope with the unexpected death of her husband Dan, when she found out he'd... Continue Reading →

Lords of Two Lands

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite series and themes. Lords of the Two Lands trilogy (1998 -2000) by Pauline Gedge The Hippopotamus Marsh: Lords of the Two Lands, Volume One The Oasis: Lords of the Two Lands, Volume Two The Horus Road: Lords of the Two Lands, Volume Three A chronicle of... Continue Reading →

One by One

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie was the first book to captivate and enlighten me onto the joys of reading.  This murder mystery, in my opinion, is the ultimate who-do-it. Ten people, each with a questionable past, are lured onto a secluded island by an unknown assailant with unknown intentions.  One by one... Continue Reading →

Prepare to be scared

Long before there was Twilight there was Salem's Lot by Stephen King.  I read this book in the summer of 1976 when I had a summer job with the Regional Library system. (hmm - can you tell the impact it had on me. I remember when I read it). I discovered Stephen King that summer.... Continue Reading →

‘Tis the season

With less than 8 months till Christmas, I thought I'd mention Lorna Landvik's latest novel 'Tis The Season!.  A 26 year old socialite Caroline Dixon sets out to atone to all the people she has managed to alienate with her drinking over the years.  In particular there were 2 people she wants to make amends... Continue Reading →

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