Review ~ The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never … Continue reading Review ~ The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Review ~ The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel

This book was provided to me by St. Martin's Press via NetGalley for review consideration. The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow by Alyssa Palombo When Ichabod Crane arrives in the spooky little village of Sleepy Hollow as the new schoolmaster, Katrina Van Tassel is instantly drawn to him. Through their … Continue reading Review ~ The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel

Review ~ The Last Days of Night

This book was provided to me by Random House Publishing Group via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to … Continue reading Review ~ The Last Days of Night

Review ~ Curiosity

Curiosity by Gary L. Blackwood Philadelphia, PA, 1835. Rufus, a twelve-year-old chess prodigy, is recruited by a shady showman named Maelzel to secretly operate a mechanical chess player called the Turk. The Turk wows ticket-paying audience members and players, who do not realize that Rufus, the true chess master, is hidden inside the contraption. But … Continue reading Review ~ Curiosity

Magic Monday ~ Review – Mrs. Houdini

I like Mondays. On Monday, I am refreshed from the weekend and exhilarated by the possibilities of the week ahead. I also like magic. I like its history, its intersection with technology, and its crafty use of human nature. I figured I'd combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a … Continue reading Magic Monday ~ Review – Mrs. Houdini

Review ~ Distant Waves

Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn From the author of REINCARNATION, another historical, supernatural romance, this time focusing on five sisters whose lives are intertwined with the sinking of the Titanic. Science, spiritualism, history, and romance intertwine in Suzanne Weyn's newest novel. Four sisters and their mother make their way from a spiritualist town in New … Continue reading Review ~ Distant Waves

Review ~ On the River, Down Where They Found Willy Brown

On the River, Down Where They Found Willy Brown by Theodore Wheeler The story of an immigrant boy who's caught up in a race riot and lynching, based on events surrounding the Omaha Race Riot of 1919. While trying to find a safe place in the world after being exiled from his home during World … Continue reading Review ~ On the River, Down Where They Found Willy Brown