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Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper by...

<i>Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper</i> by Hilary Liftin

  Y’ALL. I ate this book up with a big fat spoon. I saw it on a tweet from Curtis Sittenfeld and followed the Amazon link. When I read the description, my mouse trigger finger immediately went to “buy”. Movie Star By Lizzie Pepper is the fictional tale of a Hollywood starlet drawn into a romance […]

The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of ...

<i>The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile</i> by C.W. Gortner

  The Queen’s Vow is the latest book in my on-going project of trying to read as much as I can about women leaders throughout history. I am slowly realizing, as I move through adulthood, how little I know about the women who have gone before me that have shaped the world. I know more […]

And the Mountains Echoed by Kh...

<i>And the Mountains Echoed</i> by Khaled Hosseini

  And the Mountains Echoed is a complicated story that starts with a journey across Afghanistan and follows the ramifications of that journey over the following fifty-odd years. It’s a different kind of novel than I normally read – not just because I don’t normally indulge in Afghani fiction. I’m more used to straight narratives […]

Madam President by Nicolle Wal...

<i>Madam President</i> by Nicolle Wallace

Madam President is a fast-paced, tightly wound narrative about three women – POTUS, SECDEF and the Press Secretary – before, during, and after an international crisis of terrorism on American soil. Recommended for people who like political behind-the-scenes narratives, interpersonal relationships and political intrigue. I thought the book would focus much more on the attack itself […]

The Guest Cottage by Nancy Tha...

<i>The Guest Cottage</i> by Nancy Thayer

Nancy Thayer’s The Guest Cottage is a delightful novel set on the picturesque island of Nantucket where a divorcee and widower find love as their families meld together. I have never read anything by Thayer before – but in reading the reviews on Goodreads this is a very typical example of her work. It’s an enveloping […]

The Story of Us by Dani Atkins

<i>The Story of Us</i> by Dani Atkins

  Dani Atkins’s book The Story of Us, is billed as “women’s fiction” (a category title I loathe) with romantic and suspense elements. The back copy is compelling; one week away from her wedding to Richard, Emma meets Jack and her world is upended. In the first chapter, we discover that Emma is on her […]

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