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 at 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…

10 Favorite Fall Movies

Fall is a perfect season for cozy evenings in, watching some of your favorite movies. Here are my top 10 movies I like to watch during this romantic time of the year. ☂ The Time Traveler’s Wife They met when she was six and he was thirty-six. They got married when she was twenty-three and…

Review: Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Lara is going through a difficult time; her boyfriend Josh broke up with her, her new business is not going very well, there is a stock of unpaid bills waiting for her in her apartment, an almost empty bank account. If that is not enough, she is forced to attend a funeral of her great-aunt…

Fall TBR – Classic Edition

Fall is also a good time for me reading classics since I’m in a kind of more serious book mood in fall. So, here are some classics I wanted to read for so long but always postponed. Check out the Part 1 of my Fall TBR.   Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy Independent and…

Fall TBR

  Fall is here! My favorite season. Obviously, every season is special in its own way but fall stands out from the crown for me. There is something so very charming and romantic about the color change and the fresh crispy air, misty mornings and warm spicy drinks, harvest and new beginnings. I always feel…

Review: Second Star to the Right by Mary Alice Monroe

This book is pure magic! Have you ever wished your favorite fairy tales were true? Imagine one of the characters is your neighbor and you can talk to him anytime you want! Fey and her children Maddy and Tom running away from their past and finding a shelter in a beautiful Victorian house.  The house…