My Top 10 Auto-Buy Authors

I guess everyone has a list of those authors they automatically buy without even look at the description. I know I do. Those authors have proven to me multiple times that I’m going to enjoy everything that is written by them. And with no exceptions, I get each and every book they publish. So, being…

10 Ridiculous Reading Facts About Me

Hey guys, wanted to share some personal information and reading facts about myself. So you can get to know me a bit better, although I think my reading choices can tell a lot about me. Hopeless romantic, history lover and daydreamer. Here are some fun reading facts about me, some of them seriously weird so…

Review: The Letter by Kathryn Hughes

“They’re just weeds, love, they don’t belong anywhere.’ Her granddaughter stuck out her bottom lip and furrowed her brow. ‘That doesn’t seem very nice. Everything belongs somewhere.” 1973 When Tina married Rick, she thought she was the luckiest girl in the world, but as soon as the wedding ceremony was over, she realized how blind…

Review: The Look of Love by Sarah Jio

“Amour vit en avant.” Two days before Christmas Eve, Jane Williams receives a mysterious letter, saying she has a gift to see love. In order to be able to love and be loved in the future, she must discover six types of love before her thirty’s birthday. Jane is very skeptical about the message until…

Review: The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café by Mary Simses

“I guess that’s the lesson in all of this-not to be eighty years old, looking back on your life, wondering if you made the right choice or how your life might have been different if you’d done one thing and not another.” Just before Ellen’s grandmother Ruth died, she asked her to deliver a letter…

Review: Sea Change by Karen White

“…Being a mother is like being a gardener of souls. You tend your children, make sure the light always touches them; you nourish them. You sow your seeds, and reap what you sow.” Ava Whalen has visions about people she cannot know; a midwife Pamela living in early 1800’s, struggling to take care of her…

My Favorite Classics

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte First reading Jane Eyre is where my addiction to reading began. I can’t even count how many times I’ve re-read this novel and don’t want to imagine how many more times I would. There is something so enchanting about the story of a poor orphan who grew up in a…

Review: The Time Between by Karen White

  There is how we were before, and how we are now, and the time between is spent choosing which doors to open, and which to close. One of the times when I stay up late into the night to finish the book. How can a novel be so heartbreaking and yet so faithful? Eleanor’s…

Review: The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe

  I know I can’t change the past. Not my mistakes or the mistakes of others. But I can begin by changing me. Dora, Carson, and Harper used to spend all their summer in grandma’s beach house the Sea Breeze, on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. Now they have grown up and had their own lives…

Review: Time Is a River by Mary Alice Monroe

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.  – Henry David Thoreau Just as she recovered from a breast cancer…

5 Movies About Writers

I like watching biographical movies, mostly of famous writers and authors. So, curious to see where they get the ideas and the inspiration for the amazing masterpieces they create.  So, here below, are few of my all-time favorite movies and one TV series about some of the most talented and inspiring people in literature. Have a nice…

7 Best Vacation-on-the-Beach Books

Although it’s fall and everybody pulled out their plaid throw ups, fluffy socks and studied some new PUMPKIN-EVERYTHING recipes,  it’s still sad to let go of the summer. In case you guys want to keep summer around for a bit longer, here are some of my suggestions for nice and summery reads.   A Single…