July Books and Reading

Another eclectic month of reading fiction and non-fiction. I am working my way through a long reading list that I've had for several years. Up first, a very difficult to find book by one of my favorite authors, Liz Trenow. I loved it, and should have just ordered one on Amazon years ago instead of …

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Fiction and Quilting Book Reviews

This month was a mixed bag of really, really good, and really disappointing. I found two books that I enjoyed more than anything I have read in quite some time, both with a psychological aspect that made the stories fascinating and difficult to put down. So, let me begin with the not so great and …

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Quilting Fiction

Continuing the series on fiction with sewing and quilting themes, today we look at books with quilting as the main theme. These books are in the genre of women's fiction, kind of a catch-all category of stories about real life, life challenges and family dynamics. One of my favorite series in the genre of women's …

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Book Review – The Violets of March

This is a wonderful story, with an interesting premise.  Emily's marriage is over.  Joel is moving on with someone new, so she decides to visit her aunt on Bainbridge Island in Washington state.  It is the perfect getaway, putting an entire country between Emily and New York to begin healing her broken heart.  The descriptions …

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Book Review – Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

A delightful book with just a touch of magic, as a woman comes to life again after the death of her husband. Kate has been 'asleep' for a year and allowed her controlling mother-in-law to take over her and her daughter Devin's lives.  On the morning movers are to come to move them out of …

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Bread Alone by Judith Hendricks – A Book Review

Is there anything more cozy than the aroma of baking bread? No matter if it is wheat, sourdough, white or whatever your favorite, that wonderful scent of rising yeast and browning crust makes my mouth water.  I really love sneaking the end piece as soon as the bread can be sliced, crusty and crackling. Just …

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