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Letters From Home – Book Review...

Letters From Home – Book Review & Giveaway

Morgan studied the flow of the cursive penned on the pages. The feminine loops and curls had managed to seep beauty into this masculine, war-plagued existence. But her words, her words were what truly moved him. Their kindness, their elegance. And all in a message he so desperately needed. In the aftermath of battle, it […]

Mailbox Monday – Febuary 28, 20...

Mailbox Monday – Febuary 28, 2011

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Sandra and Laura at Library of Clean Reads. Be sure to visit their blog today to get links to participants’ mailboxes and to leave your own link. Next week this meme moves to I’m Booking It. I found a wealth of bookish delight […]

Sunday Salon – February 27, 201...

Sunday Salon – February 27, 2011

February 27, 2011 Here we are, the last Sunday in February – how did the month go by so fast!?? We’ve been blasted with a winter storm here in Northern California which dumped more than two feet of snow on us in about 24 hours. It is beautiful outside with the pines heavily laden with […]

A Quilt for Holly

A Quilt for Holly

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view I have a new great-niece. Holly was born in December and I was so excited to design and stitch a quilt just for her. Holly’s mom, Sarah, indicated that she liked the colors green, pink and brown…so I searched until I found just […]

Winner: Charles Jessold, Considered a...

Winner: Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer

Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer, by Wesley Stace ISBN 978-0-312-680107 352 pages Picador Paperback Original (February 2011) Thank you to all who stopped by, left me a comment and entered to win my Advance Readers Edition of this terrific book. I used Random.org to choose one winner. Congratulations to Carrie from Books and Movies […]

Shadow Tag – Book Review and Gi...

Shadow Tag – Book Review and Giveaway

If Gil didn’t know that she knew about him reading her diary, she could write things there to manipulate him. Even hurt him. She thought she would start with a simple test, some irresistible hook. – from Shadow Tag, page 27 – A soul could be captured through a shadow. It was in the Ojibwe […]

The Last Brother – Book Review

The Last Brother – Book Review

And now I do what I did in my dream: I reach out my hand to David, close my eyes, and remember. – from The Last Brother, page 8 – I was expecting that, at my great age, I would take an indulgent view of my life, knowing that regrets serve no purpose, that you […]

The Sweet Relief of Missing Children ...

The Sweet Relief of Missing Children – Book Review

It was all anyone wanted, a substitute to stand in for a loss, it was the worst and most obvious part of human nature. – from The Sweet Relief of Missing Children – The Sweet Relief of Missing Children is not just one story – it is the story of many characters which dance in […]

Mailbox Monday – February 21, 2...

Mailbox Monday – February 21, 2011

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday, hosted this month by Sandra and Laura at Library of Clean Reads. Be sure to visit their blog today to get links to participants’ mailboxes and to leave your own link. I love getting mail – especially when it happens to include great books. This week I […]

Winner of Madame Tussaud, by Michelle...

Winner of Madame Tussaud, by Michelle Moran

Madame Tussaud, by Michelle Moran ISBN 978-0-307-58865-4 446 pages Crown Publishers (February 2011) Many thanks to everyone who took the time not only to visit Michelle Moran’s interview post, but to enter the giveaway. There were 32 entries and I used Random.org to select one winner who wins a signed first edition hardcover copy of […]

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