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  • Feb 25, 2020

    The Dutch House posted by Robyn

    The Dutch House is the latest title by award winning author Ann Patchett.  It is a coming of age story told by Danny, the younger of two siblings.  Danny and older sister Maeve live in an estate called the Dutch House, outside of Philadelphia.  Their father Cyril Conroy has a knack for investments, and...    Read More »

  • Feb 11, 2020

    Two Books by Books in Bloom Author Carter Wilson posted by Robyn

    Alice is a young woman who survived a vicious stabbing years ago when she was 14.  Her father was a successful writer of a pop-culture graphic novel series featuring a bartender named Mister Tender.  The popularity of his fictional character resulted in this crime, committed by twin classmates who were obsessed with Mister Tender to the point of feeling they were being directed by him to stab her.  After the assault, a traumatized Alice left her home in England with her mother and brother and...    Read More »

  • Jan 27, 2020

    Ten Thousand Doors of January posted by Robyn

    January is the title character of this recently released book. It is early 1900s, and January is a young girl who doesn’t quite fit in – she is of dark complexion and without a mother.  Yet she lives in a mansion full of treasures, and is under the care of Mr.    Read More »

  • Dec 28, 2019

    The Other Alcott posted by Robyn

    The famous novel Little Women was based on Louisa May Alcott's own family.  Louisa was the second oldest of four sisters and wrote about some of her own experiences as the character of Jo March.  ...    Read More »

  • Dec 09, 2019

    Skipping Christmas posted by Robyn

    Best-selling author John Grisham stepped out of his usual writing many years ago when he offered Skipping Christmas, a quirky and funny tale of a family who decides to skip rituals, traditions and expenses of the holiday season for one year.  Luther Krank is the polar opposite of...    Read More »

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Our Souls at Night posted by Robyn

    Our Souls at Night is a quiet story, taking place in small town Holt, Colorado.  Addie Moore is a lonely and elderly widow who approaches her longtime neighbor Lewis Waters with a peculiar proposition.  Lewis is a widower himself, and although his wife and Addie were...    Read More »

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Olive, Again posted by Robyn

    Olive, Again is the sequel to Olive Kitteridge that surprised author Elizabeth Strout, whose title character wouldn't leave her alone.  The new novel picks up where the first book left off.  The reader is reintroduced to Jack Kennison, who becomes the widow’s...    Read More »

  • Oct 18, 2019

    The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle posted by Robyn

    Aiden Bishop is a guest at Blackheath Mansion.  He is doomed to repeat the same day over and over, as he finds himself waking up in a different house guest’s body each day as he tries to prevent the recurring 11 p.m. murder of young woman Evelyn Hardcastle, daughter of the mansion’s owners.  This is a unique blend of mystery, time travel, and fantasy – as the reader tries to help each host character solve the riddle of Evelyn’s killer.    Read More »

  • Oct 09, 2019

    Rebecca posted by Robyn

    Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier was published in 1938, and remains a timeless and thrilling gothic romance that keeps readers guessing until the very last page. The story is told through the eyes of an unnamed young woman who becomes the second wife of middle-aged widower Maxim De Winter.  He is rich and brooding...    Read More »

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