Category Archives: Opinion

The Magdalene Scrolls by Barbara Wood

The Magdalene Scrolls (1978) is an historical fiction novel I’ve been wanting to read for quite a while — partly because of the lure of ancient scrolls themselves and partly because of the idea of archaeology uncovering ancient things and what they … Continue reading

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Cozy Read Wednesday: Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café by Max Lucado with Eric Newman & Candace Lee

Today’s Cozy Read, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café, is written by Max Lucado, a New York Times best-selling author whose themes are usually based in Christian/spiritual searching, along with Eric Newman and Candace Lee.  The title has several implications … Continue reading

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Hope Has Two Daughters by Monia Mazigh

Hope Has Two Daughters is an historical fiction story which takes place almost entirely in Tunis, Tunisia.  It is the story of two revolts at two different times in history, the first — the Bread Riots of 1984, the second … Continue reading

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Cozy Read Wednesday: The Guest Book, A Sunset Beach Novel (#2) by Marybeth Whalen

Today’s Cozy Read is from Marybeth Whalen‘s Sunset Beach series, The Guest Book (book #2).  This is an especially poignant story as the main character, Macy, has been drifting and pretty messed up ever since her father died 10 years ago, … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Magdalene Scrolls by Barbara Wood

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: The Case of the Killer Divorce by Barbara Venkataraman

Welcome to Mystery Monday.  Today’s feature is the second book of the Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection by Barbara Venkataraman.  The first of the series, Death by Didgeridoo, was reviewed here and while each is a standalone story, the first fills … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Here I Come

Originally posted on On The Road with Ms. M.:
Well, I’m dusting off my dig hat and unpacking my Tilley vest but this time it’s not an archaeological dig I’m going to — it’s a mission to Costa Rica with…

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