An absolutely adorable debut novel from Susan Gloss, Vintage is the kind of book you’ll enjoy whether you’re sitting in the house on a rainy day or on the beach soaking up some sun. Gloss’ use of descriptive language brings to life the women and the city of Madison, Wisconsin. At times I was so caught up in the story that I didn’t want it to end and I’m desperately clinging to the hope that the book will become a series.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
You’ll have to suspend your imagination to read and enjoy Cecilia Ahern’s The Time of My Life, but I can almost promise you, it will be worth it. In a whimsical read that I was at first unsure about, Ahern introduces us to Lucy Silchester. Lucy seems like a typical young woman in that her days are pretty routine. She goes to work, comes home to her cat, eats dinner, watches TV, goes to bed and starts all over the next day. But Lucy’s life takes a turn for the better - or worse, depending on how you look at it - when she starts receiving invitations to meet with her life.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Why would anyone leave the bright lights and big city feel of Los Angeles for a small, “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity,” town in southern Louisiana? If you’re Charley Bordelon, it’s because you’ve inherited eight hundred acres of sugarcane land from your late father; land you didn’t even know existed before his death. Far braver and more confident than most, Charley takes on the farm, doubters and her own fears.
Friday, April 11, 2014
The British have such interesting names. While we may think names like Finella or Jemima are dated, they happily embrace them. So it is that the lead character of Stilettos & Stubble is named Persephone.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
It has occurred to me that I have no close woman friends with whom to share confidences, fears, lusts, dreams. I am keeping an entire area of woman thoughts tucked away with no outlet or possibility of exchange! - Pearl Cleage