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”

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”

Books By the Cup Café – Lakewood Book Tour

Welcome to Books By the Cup Café (BBTCC). Thank you Amistad Books (publisher) for the free review book. Thank you Amoda Tea for today’s featured tea. Book: Lakewood by Megan Giddings (MG) available today, March 24, 2020, in the US Featured Tea: Mint Green Chai, sencha green tea beautifully balanced with cardamom, ginger, and clove.Continue reading “Books By the Cup Café – Lakewood Book Tour”

2019 Reading Recap & 2020 Ambitions

Life has been busy, so it’s taken most of January 2020 to wrap up my Best of 2019. I’ll link them here ICYMI. Best Classics Best Fiction Best Nonfiction Best Audiobooks Now that’s finished, I can recap and reflect on my 2019 reading year. 2019 Reading Stats GoodReads goal read 52 books. Total books readContinue reading “2019 Reading Recap & 2020 Ambitions”