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Lords, love, and the curse…

Just finished an excellent romance novel with a fascinating plot and fully fleshed out characters.   A Scottish witch, a noble Lord, and a duke’s daughter are all intertwined in this tale of The Chattan Curse.  LYON’S BRIDE by Cathy Maxwell. The … Continue reading

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Love and Scandal

Just finished reading two very different romance novels:  Toni Blake’s WILLOW SPRINGS and Karen Ranney’s A SCANDALOUS SCOT. WILLOW SPRINGS by Toni Blake takes place in Destiny, Ohio in the present day.  The main character, Amy Bright, is the best … Continue reading

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NY Times Bestseller…Laura Lippman

Just finished reading this mystery novel THE LAST PLACE by Laura Lippman, a Tess Monaghan novel. “Lippman pushed the edges of the traditional private eye novel… THE LAST PLACE is the first place readers should turn for a superior story.”  … Continue reading

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Winter Garden

Just finished a romance book you may like. WINTER GARDEN by Adele Ashworth. Julia Quinn says  it is “Exquisitely written and brimming with emotion.” Lisa Kleypas says “Adelle Ashworth is a thrilling discovery.” In this Avon romance set in southern England in … Continue reading

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After the Abduction

New York Times Bestseller AFTER THE ABDUCTION by Sabrina Jeffries is for “anyone who loves romance” says Lisa Kleypas.  “Her wit and passion will enthrall you.”  says Christina Dodd. Romance novels are one of the best-selling genres and I am … Continue reading

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WENCH…a good read…

Just finished reading WENCH, a novel by Dolen Perkins-Valdez.  Excellent book. Situated in Ohio, a free territory before the Civil War, Tawawa House is an idyllic retreat for Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their enslaved black mistresses.  … Continue reading

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Who is Ayn Rand, part 2

In 1951 (the year I started college) Ayn Rand moved to New York City, where she gathered a group of admirers around her.  Jokingly designated “The Collective”, it included future Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, a young student, Nathaniel Branden, … Continue reading

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