Review: The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

Twenty-seven-year-old Josie lives her too quiet and monotonous life in North Carolina. She is used to be ordered around by her bossy mother, to the looks and whispers when she is in the town and to the solitude. She doesn’t have friends or boyfriend. Her only refuge is her stuffed with candy and delicious treats…

Review: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Some people don’t know how to fall in love, like not knowing how to swim. They panic first when they jump in. Then they figure it out. The novel follows two very different sisters who get together after many years under the same roof and have to learn to be a family again. Somehow, they…

Review: A Long Time Gone by Karen White

We are born to fight the bends and curves of our own rivers, pushing back that which will not give, understanding where we are meant to be only when we let go and let the river take us back tot he place where we began. Vivien Walker left home in Mississippi nine year ago, running…

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…