REVIEW: {The Bride Wore Blue} by Mona Hodgson


A couple months ago, I mentioned The Bride Wore Blue as an upcoming release for May 2012. Thus, you can imagine my excitement when it popped up on the Waterbrook Multnomah review list. Obviously, I had to read it, since I had already reviewed Book 2 last year. Maybe someday I’ll actually get around to […]

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Teaser Tuesday: She Would Do Anything to Prove Herself


Vivian Sinclair heads out West to join her three sisters and hopes to find success as a fashion designer, but will she live up to her family’s expectations? “Monday. She’d been gone from Maine for nearly two weeks and had arrived in Cripple Creek almost a week ago, but in many ways, today felt like […]

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YA Fiction Alternatives for Teen Girls


Let’s face it, it’s hard to be a teenager. But it’s even harder to find reading material for them, especially girls. The most popular YA fiction promote vampire-loving werewolves, hybrids, and magical realms frequented by witches and warlocks. Talk about way beyond Nancy Drew and American Girl! Of course, these are creatures of fiction, so […]

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5 Types of Readers…As Told By Their Bookshelf


Oh my goodness, I seriously do this. You too? If you really think about it, a quick glance at a bookshelf can explain a lot about the owner, and start conversations you might not have otherwise had. Here are five major categories to help you define your hostess’ likes and dislikes. And they are all […]

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REVIEW: {A Sound Among the Trees} by Susan Meissner


Finally, a new review is up! Last week was just one of those weeks were something was going on every single night. Anybody know what I’m talking about? So, lest we forget what reading is all about, let me share with you my thoughts on a well done spot of fiction. — Holly Oak holds […]

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10 Surprising Facts from Bill O’Reilly’s {Killing Lincoln}


As I was reading through Killing Lincoln, there were so many times when I said, “Wow, I didn’t know that!” In the hopes you are just as fascinated with history as I am, I thought I would share some of these facts with you. — 1. President Lincoln was continually warned about his possible assassination. […]

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REVIEW: {Killing Lincoln} by Bill O’Reilly


Murder, mystery, and politics. Sounds like a compelling fiction novel, doesn’t it? But Killing Lincoln is hardly a fabrication……well, almost. Fox News show host Bill O’Reilly, along with historian Martin Dugard, dive into the untold history surrounding Lincoln’s assassination. These authors will take you back to a time when the country was at its most […]

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REVIEW: {The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck} by Kathleen Y’ Barbo

The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck

Families of monumental wealth hold significant appeal to Viscount Alex, but the outlandish behavior of Miss Charlotte Beck most certainly does not. When Charlotte’s father proposes a marriage agreement between the two, she never anticipated all the strings attached to such an offer. The young heroine insists on attending a university to secure a position […]

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