The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

  The Christmas Town is a charming holiday story. Lauren Gabriel is a young woman searching for a family after years of foster homes. She bravely or stupidly takes out an ad on Craigslist seeking that family. I enjoyed all the characters. Sometimes it seemed like there were a lot of those. I especially enjoyed … Continue reading The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

  Ms. Reay is a new author for me and A Portrait of Emily Price is a definite keeper. I read it on a Kindle app and at one point it seemed like the book was coming to a close. I checked my progress and realized I was only halfway through it. Yippee! That is … Continue reading A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

Kit Kat and Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl’s World by Lonnie Hull Dupont

What a delightful book! Ms. Dupont has penned a memoir of her and her husband’s life with two quite different cats. Each cat found their special way to let their humans know that they had been claimed. Each one came with their own idiocrasies. Each one brought their unique touches, both literally and figuratively to … Continue reading Kit Kat and Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl’s World by Lonnie Hull Dupont

Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack by Steve Twomey

Seventy -five years ago most of the world powers were at war. The United States was gearing up for war. Could the US have avoided what appeared to be the inevitable? Could Japan have been convinced to change her course? Was the military to blame? The politicians? The statesmen? Steve Twomey explores those questions and … Continue reading Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack by Steve Twomey

Organizing for Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from Socks to Suitcases by Jane Stoller

Organizing for Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from Socks to Suitcases by Jane Stoller I’m always on the lookout for good books about organizing and decluttering. I’m not a packrat but do need help now and then. I was hoping for lots of usable tips. What I got instead was a litany of the type of … Continue reading Organizing for Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from Socks to Suitcases by Jane Stoller