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Book Review: The Painter’s Girl By Helen Fripp

Plot: Paris, 1860s. For Mimi Bisset, survival is everything on the cobbled streets of the Paris slums. She tries to forget the pain of losing her daughter Colette: born out of wedlock and forcibly given away to a rich family. But Mimi’s world turns upside down after a chance encounter with handsome artist Édouard Manet.Continue reading “Book Review: The Painter’s Girl By Helen Fripp”

Book Review: Lady Of Galway Manor By Jennifer Deibel

Plot: In 1920, Annabeth De Lacy’s father is appointed landlord of Galway Parish in Ireland. Bored without all the trappings of the British Court, Annabeth convinces her father to arrange an apprenticeship for her with the Jennings family–descendants of the creator of the famed Claddagh Ring. Stephen Jennings longs to do anything other than runContinue reading “Book Review: Lady Of Galway Manor By Jennifer Deibel”

Book Review: Kiss Or Dare by Charlie Lane

Plot: A new year and a new Season means a new Lillian Clarke. She’s transformed herself from wallflower to incomparable. But she’s no Cinderella. She’s washed her hands of love and of Lord Devon, her own charming prince who barely knew she existed. She’d rather be the fairy godmother, helping invisible debutantes gain the attentionContinue reading “Book Review: Kiss Or Dare by Charlie Lane”

BookClub Reads: The Essex Serpent

Plot: London 1893. When Cora Seaborne’s husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one, and she never suited the role of society wife. Accompanied by her son Francis – a curious, obsessive boy – she leaves town for Essex,Continue reading “BookClub Reads: The Essex Serpent”

Road Trip: Giants Causeway

The historic Giants Causeway! So much to see and do, the walking trails, stories, the history it holds, and what a great walk it makes, although it is a bit on the expensive side compared to a couple of years ago which I still find is not worth the price. if you are like meContinue reading “Road Trip: Giants Causeway”

Road Trip: Dunluce Castle

I don’t know about you, but living in this castle right next to the ocean seems pretty exciting but scary at the same time! It was first built on the dramatic coastal cliffs of north County Antrim by the MacQuillan family around 1500, the earliest written record of the castle was in 1513. It wasContinue reading “Road Trip: Dunluce Castle”

Book Review: When Sally Comes Marching Home

Plot: In 1945, World War II is ending. For Major Sally Honeychurch the war is just beginning. Major Sally Honeychurch has spent two years as an agent behind enemy lines. Now the war is over, the women who risked their lives are no longer needed. Sally is back in civvy street, haunted by the FrenchContinue reading “Book Review: When Sally Comes Marching Home”

Book Review: Next Year in Havana

Plot: Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba’s high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country’s growing political unrest – until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary… Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba fromContinue reading “Book Review: Next Year in Havana”

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