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Glory has returned to her childhood home, partly to care for her frail, aging father. Glory, the youngest of eight in the family, has no other choice but to return home to a father who now needs physical care. Her … Continue reading

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The Scent of Water

It’s Christmas time and I needed a Christmas read. With recent family events and illnesses that bordered on serious, I was looking for something I could pick up when I needed a distraction and a relaxation. Well, I chose “The … Continue reading

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Painted Dresses

Those who have not read “Painted Dresses” need to know that there will be some uncomfortable and sad situations in the book. Gaylen has been having nightmares and can remember as a child, pulling her hair out in handfulls (you … Continue reading

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Having seen this book making the rounds in the book review world, I snatched it up while at the library last week and read it … Continue reading

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The Housemaid’s Daughter

The Housemaid’s Daughter by Barbara Mutch My rating: 5 of 5 stars The child of a black housemaid of the white English gentry in the early 1900’s, Ada is left with a dilemma. Her master, (who really doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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Anna and Her Daughters by D.E. Stevenson

Anna has three daughters, Helen, Rosalie and Jane. Jane has a problem.  She has two lovely sisters, and they are both (recently) married.  Jane, sadly (you will see why this is sad for Jane later in the book), is not. … Continue reading

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Taking on Dickens — A Guest Review

Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens This novel is everything my mind ever pictured when it hears the name of Dickens – grimy, smoggy London; sly and somewhat greasy criminals; and ugly festering secrets (the rotted wedding cake was just a … Continue reading

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