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The Venice Sketchbook

Book Review The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen The city of Venice — could there be a more romantic setting? Bestselling author, Rhys Bowen, truly captures the charm of this ancient, Italian port. Her writing is vivid, inviting readers to experience the sights, smells, and tastes of a city built along the canals in this …

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Book Review The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson When I think about characters with blue skin, I immediately assume that I must be reading some sort of fantasy novel. But this book explores the inspired-by-real-life story of the blue-skinned people of Troublesome Creek and Kentucky’s incredibly courageous pack-horse librarians. An intensely …

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The Women of Chateau Lafayette

Book Review The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray An epic saga from bestselling author, Stephanie Dray, this novel is based on the true story of Chateau Lafayette and the three, fierce-hearted women who protect its legacy. About the book: Most castles are protected by powerful men. This one by women… A founding mother…1774. …

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Giveaway: WIN by Harlan Coben

Review + Giveaway WIN by Harlan Coben Any giveaway day is a good day, and I am super excited to share this one with you all! I have teamed up with Grand Central Publishing to give away TWO copies of WIN by Harlan Coben. (Open to US or Canadian residents only.) One winner will be …

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Before She Disappeared

Book Review Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner Before She Disappeared is Lisa Gardner’s first standalone novel in twenty years. (!!!) Readers new to her work will find this an easy book to jump into, while still holding the feel of a classic Gardner read for those long-term fans too. About the book: (From the …

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The Passing Bells

Book Review The Passing Bells by Phillip Rock (From the publisher) Before Downton Abbey, there was Abingdon Pryory, the elegant country home of the Grevillesโ€”a titled English family who, along with their servants, see their world turned upside down when England goes to war. Once their well-kept lawns and whirling social seasons give way to the …

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The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus

Book Review The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright (From the Publisher: ) 1928 — The Bonaventure Circus is a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the “Watchman,” she is determined to find him and the …

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My Very First Cookbook

Book Review My Very First Cookbookby Danielle Kartes From the Publisher: Family time in the kitchen is special. Celebrate all the joyful moments in the kitchen with your little chef with this adorable keepsake cookbook! Learning to cook is sure to boost kids’ confidence in the kitchen, but most importantly, it helps create special memories …

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Truth Be Told

Book Review Truth Be Told: My Journey Through Life and the Law by Beverley McLachlin The first woman to ever hold the role of Chief Justice of Canada, Beverley McLachlin shares her life’s story — from growing up in the foothills of Alberta, to her career on the Supreme Court. As a young woman, McLachlin …

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