Category Archives: Fiction

Mrs. Tim Carries On

When I pick up a DE Stevenson novel, I know I am in for a treat. I have enjoyed almost every one of her books (and she has written close to forty!) Although her novels are called ‘light romances’, I … Continue reading

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Winter Birds

Sophie Hess is the last of her family. Her parents and both sisters have been gone for some years now. Reduced to the realization that she will soon be cast upon others for her aging body, she comes up with … Continue reading

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The Masterpiece

I couldn’t wait to read Francine Rivers’ newest publication and I wasn’t disappointed! “The Masterpiece” has a LOT in it to love. Roman Velasco is a famous artist and a former gang member. His journey from rebellion, graffiti and despair … Continue reading

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The Caxley Chronicles

‘The Caxley Chronicles’ is a two-volume novel about a small village in England during the early to mid twentieth centuries. It centers around two middle-class families; the Norths and the Howards. Both shopowners as the first book begins (“Market Square”), … Continue reading

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The Light Years

“The Light Years” is the first book in a five book series by Elizabeth Jane Howard, chronicling one family’s story in early twentieth century England. The Cazalet family’s story begins just as World War 2 is looming on the horizon; … Continue reading

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China Court

I really enjoyed this novel of life in an English country house throughout five generations. Although the characters at first were confusing (the author jumps around with time periods and you have to keep your head together while reading), I … Continue reading

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The Summer of the Barshinskeys

When the Barshinkeys, a Russian emigrant family, move into the small English village where Sophie Willoughby lives, life begins to change for her family. “I still do not really understand what drew the Barshinskeys to us and even stranger, what … Continue reading

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