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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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Last week down…this week up…

My life has been a little blurry this last week.  I developed double vision.  Could only see the world through one eye.  Finally got in to see my doctors this past Monday.  Primary care doc ruled out a brain tumor … 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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Celebrate the 10%!

This last week has been one I don’t want to repeat.  My bedroom was invaded by a nest of yellow jackets.  My dryer died.  My internet/cable tv/phone service kept going offline.  Yikes! However, there is light at the end of … Continue reading

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Tea Roses

The French Revolution signaled the demise of French domination over European taste, and when the royal factory of Sevres lost both direct state subsidies and extravagant royal commissions, British potteries stepped into the vacuum.  One particularly noteworthy firm was Coalport, founded … Continue reading

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