Monthly Archives: August 2016

Books, books, and more books…

Final series recommendation for August, and I’ve saved something special for last, my dears–Sarah Caudwell’s Hilary Tamar series. If you haven’t read these books, I hardly know how to describe them; they are unlike anything else I’ve ever found. Witty, … Continue reading

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A lamentation

Some writers are just taken too soon, and that is a heartbreaking fact. Kate Ross, author of the Julian Kestrel series, died in 1998 at the age of 41. Because of her tragically young death, there are only four books … Continue reading

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Beach Party a go-go…and another series to rec!

One of my favorite cozy mystery series is the Southern Sisters set by Anne George. Set in Birmingham in the 1990s, the books feature retired teacher, Patricia Hollowell, and her unforgettable sister, Mary Alice. They are warm and funny, and … Continue reading

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From tiny acorns, grow mighty oaks…

Time to catch up, chickens! First, if you haven’t dropped by the Contest page on the site lately, DO. Every month we’re giving away entire book club sets of signed paperbacks. (And you can find the reading guides for each … Continue reading

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Tonight!

I’m back–and with a FUN announcement: I have a Twitter chat with the incomparable Lyndsay Faye! (Y’all may remember that JANE STEELE was one of my favorite reads of 2016.) We’ll be talking books and badass heroines, so join us … Continue reading

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