Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees

The story begins in 1881 with Louisa, a recognizable figure by  now thanks to Little Women and Little Men, boarding the Boston train for Bellows Falls, Vermont, where she would then rent a Rockaway to travel the rest of the … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

  First Chapter, First Paragraph has a new host, I’d Rather Be At The Beach, you can reach here.  Easy to participate.  Include your book title and author, a picture of the cover, and quote the first (or first two) … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Cold Mourning by Brenda Chapman

Cold Mourning is the first in a series of mysteries featuring Stonechild and Rouleau by Brenda Chapman, a Canadian author who lives in Ottawa.  It was the second book I’d read by Brenda and I recommend you read them in … Continue reading

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Sunday Reblog: I used to…

Originally posted on Sacred Touches:
**Images found on the Internet; collage created by Natalie

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On My Bookshelf, June 22, 2018

I recently attended the book launch for an Ottawa author, Brenda Chapman‘s 4th book in a series called A Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery.  It was an interesting experience — never attended a book launch before — and I thoroughly enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Shipping News, Book & Movie

I had bought the movie based on Annie Proulx‘s book (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award) because I had missed it at the theatre and had heard it was good.  (Also, I don’t have to be … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

First Chapter, First Paragraph has a new host, I’d Rather Be At The Beach, you can reach here.  Easy to participate.  Include your book title and author, a picture of the cover, and quote the first (or first two) paragraph(s) … Continue reading

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