Book Review: Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Official Synopsis from the back of my copy of the book: The setting of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s most widely praised book is the seashore; the time, a brief vacation which had lifted her from the distractions of everyday existence into the sphere of meditation. As the sea tosses up its gifts—shells rare and perfect—so the … More Book Review: Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Official Synopsis from Amazon: A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned—a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the … More Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Six Degrees of Separation: From Pride and Prejudice to The Secret Garden

This month is the first time I’m trying the Six Degrees of Separation meme, run by Books Are My Favorite and Best. You take a given title, and mentally wander your way through six books, seeing where you end up! There really are no rules, you don’t have to choose books that you’ve read, and … More Six Degrees of Separation: From Pride and Prejudice to The Secret Garden

ARC Review: The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: In this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense, New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond crafts an intense and shocking tale that asks: How far would you go to protect your marriage? Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now … More ARC Review: The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Book Spotlight: The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The Velveteen Daughter reveals for the first time the true story of two remarkable women: Margery Williams Bianco, the author of one of the most beloved children’s books of all time-The Velveteen Rabbit-and her daughter Pamela, a world-renowned child prodigy artist whose fame at one time greatly eclipses her mother’s. But … More Book Spotlight: The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber

Book Review: Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin by Nancy Atherton (An Aunt Dimity Mystery #10)

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Hidden among her belongings are clues that Lori feels certain Miss Beacham wished to be discovered after her death. Feeling a touch world-weary, Lori Shepherd decides to become a volunteer at the Radcliffe Infirmary, where she meets Elizabeth Beacham, a kind, retired legal secretary. But after only one visit, Miss Beacham … More Book Review: Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin by Nancy Atherton (An Aunt Dimity Mystery #10)

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. … More Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review: Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, the little-known story of three Tudor women who are united in sisterhood and yet compelled to be rivals when they fulfill their destinies as queens. As sisters they share an everlasting bond; as queens they can break each other’s hearts… When Katherine … More Book Review: Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory