Lady Audley’s Secret

“Surely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea. The most feminine and most domestic of all occupations imparts a magic harmony to her every movement, a witchery to her every glance. The floating mists from the boiling liquid in which she infuses the soothing herbs; whose secrets are known to her alone,Continue reading “Lady Audley’s Secret”

Miracle Creek – Review

“We all have thoughts that shame us.” Miracle Creek, Angie Kim This simple statement reveals a truth about human nature. None of us are perfect and those moments of frustration, anger, fear, loneliness—the list is long—can spark a chain reaction of events we never expected. Are we so consumed by our own lives and challenges,Continue reading “Miracle Creek – Review”

Ask Again, Yes – Review

“We repeat what we don’t repair.” — Ask Again, Yes, Mary Beth Keane Thank you to the publisher, Scribner Books, Dart Frogg Company and the author for a complimentary copy of this book. What do you think? Are we bound to make the same mistakes, further compounding them, when we don’t get to the heartContinue reading “Ask Again, Yes – Review”

Villette -Review

“Lucy, I wonder if anybody will ever comprehend you altogether.” Dear Charlotte, I thought it would be a good idea to write a letter to you about Lucy Snow, the heroine in your book Villette. To say Jane Eyre and Lucy Snow are completely opposite characters is an understatement. You have a very large readership;Continue reading “Villette -Review”

My Cousin Rachel – Review

“That was the infuriating thing about a woman. Always the last word. Leaving one to grapple with ill-temper, and she herself serene. A woman, it seemed, was never in the wrong. Or if she was, she twisted the fault to her advantage, making it seem otherwise.” When Philip’s best friend and older cousin Ambrose, delaysContinue reading “My Cousin Rachel – Review”