Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller

Normally I don’t read books set in the England of the 1800’s. If I do read them, I don’t enjoy them. (I’m determined to read Great Expectations this year and it’s not going well.) Winning Miss Winthrop was an exception in that I read it and I enjoyed it. Having said that, I must also … Continue reading Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller

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Movie Nights with the Reagans by Mark Weinberg

Mark Weinberg, former special advisor and press secretary to President Ronald Reagan gives us an inside look at that time in America. We see it through the movies that were popular then. We witness some of the inner workings of the Reagan White House. We get a behind the scenes look at state dinners and … Continue reading Movie Nights with the Reagans by Mark Weinberg

One to Five by Ryan Scott

  Prior to getting this cookbook for review, I did not know who Ryan Scott was. Reading the forward by Rachel Ray gave me a little clue, but then I did what everyone else does – I googled him. So now I know he appears on Ray’s show, has been on Top Chef and has … Continue reading One to Five by Ryan Scott

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

Stuff Every Cook Should Know by Joy Manning

  This small book (144 eBook pages) is filled with good information. Even an experienced cook will find some new tidbits. And for a novice, it is a very good starting place for learning the basics. The section on choosing a recipe is very good. Ms. Manning is right when she says there a lot … Continue reading Stuff Every Cook Should Know by Joy Manning

The New England Orchard Cookbook by Linda Beaulieu

What says Fall, but apples! Well, maybe pumpkins, but apples are right up there. Linda Beaulieu has given the apple its due in her The New England Orchard Cookbook. The recipes and there are lots of them look great. They are basically simple recipes, meaning you won’t have to go shopping for a lot of … Continue reading The New England Orchard Cookbook by Linda Beaulieu

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

Why Young People Don’t Vote by Mitchell Agg

I requested and received Why Young People Don't Vote from NetGalley based that being the title. I was interested in what causes young people in today’s political climate to stay away from polling places. In the US in 2016 we have a campaign called “Rock the Vote” that attempts to bring the twenty and thirty … Continue reading Why Young People Don’t Vote by Mitchell Agg