I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
I’m headed to my hometown, El Paso, TX, for the weekend, to celebrate my mom’s birthday and catch up with some dear friends.
Since this month’s theme is #GratefulforGreatReads, I thought I’d take some space to stroll down memory lane and talk about some of the books I remember reading when I still lived in El Paso.
Back in the day, I didn’t pay too close attention to authors’ names. A lot ...
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
I’ve been considering what books to talk about this week, in the context of gratitude for books, and realized there’s a special category for me—Must-Reads.
Some of these are authors and some are series I’m in the middle of.
I don’t have too many Must-Read authors, exactly. My favorite author ever is Eva Ibbotson, who died a few years ago, and didn't write many romances in her life—she was much more well known for her middle ...
As we head into the season of Thanksgiving, I wanted to express some gratitude for some great books coming out soon.
Are you a Jayne Ann Krentz fan? I am! (And Amanda Quick & Jayne Castle too).
JAK’s last book, When All The Girls Have Gone, was a juicy plot twister which opened the door to a series, and her upcoming release, Promise Not To Tell, is a worthy sequel. (Releases Jan 2) Main characters Virginia and ...
In two days we’ll honor those who fought and served to keep our country and our freedoms safe through decades of war. If you’re a fan of WWI and WWII fiction, this is a great time to be a reader, since there seems to be a surge of titles with these themes.
I’ve (loved and) written about some of them:
Pam Jenoff’s The Orphan’s Tale (which I’ve also personally hand-sold to about five Costco customers); Susan Wiggs’ Map of ...
It’s a great season for historical romance, and this month saw the release of some awesome books!
Elizabeth Hoyt rounded up her Maiden Lane series (sniff, sniff) with Duke of Desire, and as intense a hero and storyline as ever, but as usual she balanced it out with a little humor.
The book starts with a kidnapped Lady Iris facing the Lords of Chaos. When one of them drags her away from the rest of them, his intention is to ...
We’re moving swiftly into autumn territory here in Madison, and the beautiful fall foliage always makes me smile.
I grew up in El Paso, TX—smack dab in the middle of the Chihuahua desert—where very few deciduous trees grow. There was one type in my neighborhood (not natural to the area, I would guess) that would turn a bright yellow and then fall, so for a few weeks we’d have an ocean of yellow leaves in the streets. I never experienced ...
Up in Wisconsin we’ve had our first taste of fall weather this week—crisp and cool, with the promise of coming frost—but now we’re headed back into a sunny seventy degree stretch.
Spring and fall are so fickle, aren’t they?
I was hoping to draw your attention to some great Halloween reads that release this year, but I confess I haven’t had much time to read many, and when I did a recent search, I found a number of ...
Oh wow, too many great titles out this month!
I’m almost finished with Sherry Thomas’ second Charlotte Holmes/Sherlock Holmes book, A Conspiracy in Belgravia and it’s just fabulous (full disclosure, Sherry Thomas sent me the audio CDs because I couldn’t get them from the audio publisher, but anyone who knows me knows I love everything she writes and this one just underlines why she’s a fave).
Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to ...