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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week, I went back to an old favorite: Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate.  The cleverness of it, the beauty of the language, the humor, the characterization, never ceases to delight me. And, of course, Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a bit of theme reading, so I picked up Agatha Christie’s Hallowe’en Party,…

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The History of Halloweens Past….

Many a year ago (aka 2013), I wrote my one and only Halloween book.  That book was The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, set around general October spookiness and vampire legends in the autumn of 1805. But did they have Halloween in the Georgian era?  And what about vampires? Here, for your amusement, are the…

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THE GOWN Winner

The winner of my ARC of Jennifer Robson’s The Gown is… Shelly Olson! Congrats, Shelly!  If you let me know where to send it, I’ll pop the book in the mail to you. Stay tuned for another give way next Monday. Happy Halloween!

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Monday Give Away: THE GOWN

For all those suffering withdrawal from The Crown, for this Monday’s give away, I bring you… Jennifer Robson’s The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding! Here’s the official blurb: From the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week I had the privilege of getting to live in late Victorian England with the scandalous Lady Randolph Churchill via Stephanie Barron’s latest novel, That Churchill Woman, which tackles the scandalous life of Jennie Jerome, the American heiress who married the younger son of the Duke of Marlborough (also the mother of Winston Churchill).…

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SUMMER WIVES Winner

The winner of my ARC of The Summer Wives is… Doreen Lamar! Congrats, Doreen! If you let me know where to send it, I’ll pop your book in the mail to you. Stay tuned for another give away coming up next Monday!

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Monday Give Away: THE SUMMER WIVES

As the weather gets frosty, who else could use a bit of summer?  This Monday’s give away is my writing sister, Beatriz Williams’s, The Summer Wives. Here’s the official blurb: New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings us the blockbuster novel of the season—an electrifying postwar fable of love, class, power, and redemption set…

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Monday Give Away Winner

The winner of my ARC of Tana French’s The Witch Elm is… Angel Wells! Congrats, Angel!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Stay tuned for a new give away coming up tomorrow!

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Don’t you love it when you rediscover old books and they are just as much fun as you remember? Back in my teens, I went through a big fantasy phase (bring on the pseudo-medieval intrigue!) and used to haunt the fantasy/sci-fi section of the 86th Street Barnes and Nobles, looking for covers that looked more…

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Monday Give Away: THE WITCH ELM

Full disclosure: there’s no witchcraft involved in Tana French’s new stand alone, The Witch Elm, but there is the usual magic of her writing: beautifully drawn characters, a setting so vivid you’re sure you’re there, and a wonderfully twisty plot. Here’s the official description: From the writer who “inspires cultic devotion in readers” (The New…

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