Author Obsession: Sophie Kinsella

I have long felt that Sophie Kinsella understands the many beautiful shades of gray that women can occupy.  Women are not all the same, our experiences are not identical and certainly, our reactions to life will not be carbon copies of each other.  Regardless of whether I personally identify with a character, Kinsella writes female protagonists I... Continue Reading →

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

Secrets and the inability to share them create a tense and wonderful mystery story set in the English countryside during World War II.  Farleigh is the ancestral home of the Sutton family.  One morning a soldier dressed in Royal West Kent uniform is found dead in the fields of the grand home.  His parachute failed.  When examined more... Continue Reading →

Swept Off Her Feet by Hester Browne

Now, chic lit is often used with great disdain to dismiss a book. Well, I proudly enjoy most stories that would probably be considered chic lit except I just call them fiction. Although, I do wish we could get away from some of the covers (Hello Publishers!) that are typically Barbie pink or feature women in uncomfortable,... Continue Reading →

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