March Book Reviews

The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow. The story told in multiple time lines about a woman who was a seamstress for Buckingham palace and locked up in a mental hospital when she got pregnant from an affair with The Prince of Wales. Quilt tells her story. Clever author uses various point-of-views through taped interviews and […]

Robin’s February Book Reviews

  The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jacobs Stevenson. YA book. I bought this from the author quite some time ago. There was a book mark in it like I had started it. Now I remember why I put it down…a little too “cute” for me and some content glitches and inconsistencies (in one scene there […]

Robin’s January Book Reviews

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh. Wow! I’ll tell you right up front, this book was a 4.8 star for me…I loved it. Couldn’t put it down. The writing is great, but in addition this is a topic I was pretty ignorant about..the uprising in Kenya in the 1950’s. Rachel, age eighteen, has just […]

Marlene’s Final Review

Hello dear followers, some of you for years!  This will be my last monthly review but I will do a yearly email with the “Best of the Year”.  This is a magical year for me as I turn 75 this month and I promised myself to revamp my use of time so I will be […]

Robin’s December Book Reviews

AUDIO: Yep, I have increased my audio time…because I was doing a lot of driving and I wanted to see if I could maintain my attention span. Little Bee by Chris Cleaver read by Anne Flosnik. I LOVED this reader, and the story as well. The reader was able to move between the two main […]

Marlene’s November Book Reviews

Hello all, this is a bit thin this month as I was busy enjoying Spain and Oslo, Norway.  At least I did get in quiet a few movies on the long distance travel! Books: Final Demand by Deborah Moggach.  Moggach knows her characters well, lets you into their minds and keeps you glued to the […]

Robin’s November Book Reviews

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler. It was only by coincidence that I was reading this book on the day we had our two hundred year old Ponderosa Pine tree removed. Our tree was sick, she had a big wound/weak area way up there and was right next to the house..where is all this leading? […]

Marlene’s October Book Reviews

  AUDIO BOOKS Moonglow by Michael Chabon. Grandfather is dying and with pain-meds he opens up to his grandson with stories upon stories of his life exploits, foibles, accomplishments and mishaps as well as love and loyalty. The grandfather thinks that he didn’t do anything worthwhile with his life but through the grandson (and excellent […]

Robin’s October Book Reviews

The House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi. My book club often offers a choice of books for the month and we vote for the one we want to read. I have gotten into the habit of reading all the books recommended. This novel was one of those—not the winner for the month—but on the list. […]

Marlene’s September Book Reviews

AUDIO: Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo. I kept thinking that I needed to stop listening to this story with so many characters that were pitiful, so full of self-doubt and self-loathing.  It was not a happy book at all!  But I couldn’t give up on a Russo novel as he is one fine writer and […]