Thoughts on “The Last Nude” by Ellis Avery

The Last Nude by Ellis Avery came to me through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program. It came out last month. About the Book: Young Rafaela Fano is struggling to carve out a life for herself in 1920s Paris when painter Tamara de Lempika spots her out walking one day and recruits her as a model. It […]

Thoughts on “Original Sins” by Peg Kingman

I received a copy of Original Sins by Peg Kingman from LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program. About the Book: The year is 1840. Slavery is in full swing in the South and the abolitionist movement is gaining momentum. Grace MacDonald Pollocke is a newcomer to America, having grown up in Scotland, India, and China. Try as […]

Thoughts on “Road from the West” by Rosanne Lortz

I received a copy of and read Road from the West by Rosanne Lortz as part of a tour for Historical Fiction Virtual Blog Tours. About the Book: Tancred has been raised a knight. So when he turns away from a crucial battle, his fellow knights are puzzled. Tancred will not be swayed, refusing to […]

Reading Buddies Wrap-Up: “Sea of Poppies” by Amitav Ghosh

Just a quick note: Be sure to vote for your November Reading Buddies pick in the sidebar if you haven’t done so already! I’ll be announcing November’s book next Friday. Now, on with the Reading Buddies wrap-up for Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh! It was certainly a long book, and it took me nearly […]

Reading Buddies Discussion: “Sea of Poppies” by Amitav Ghosh

Welcome to the Reading Buddies discussion for Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh! This book has been on my list ever since a bookstore patron at my old store recommended it to me very strongly. I’ve even had a copy for the past year and a half; it was one of the literary souvenirs I […]