Category Archives: Softcover Sunday

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Softcover Sunday – Ruth Kaufman

My book pick this week is “At His Command” by Ruth Kaufman. Ruth is a member of the Chicago North Chapter of Romance Writers of America, as am I. Last Monday she was our speaker, and she presented on self-publishing. Ruth … Continue reading

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A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion

I have just finished reading “A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion” by Ron Hansen, which led to my favorite time waster: googling. I liked the book, but if you are into googling, this book lends itself to your guilty passion. … Continue reading

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Review of the Wool Series

“Dust” ends my six-month compulsion with the Silo Saga by Hugh Howey. This series, which began with a short story in 2011, was self-published on Amazon by the author. The first story story was joined by four others to create “Wool,” … Continue reading

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Review of The Pillars of the Earth

A friend of mine raved about The Pillars of the Earth. Although it is 1,000 pages, she claimed to have sailed through it in less than a week. Well, it took me three months. Not because it was long, but … Continue reading

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Broken Harbor Is the Whole Enchilada

“If you put energy into thinking about how much the fall would hurt, you’re already halfway down.” In my husband’s family, there is a small but vocal contingent who embrace all things Irish … shamrocks, anything green, stepping dancing, whiskey, the … Continue reading

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Books: Picks and Pans of 2012

I must tip my hat to my old college roommate — Kathy — who sends a Christmas card each year that includes a list of all the books she’s read during the year, as well as those of her husband … Continue reading

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A Mystery Set in Saudi Arabia

I want to recommend an interesting book — Kingdom of Strangers by Zoe Ferraris. The story is a police murder mystery that opens with the discovery in the desert of about a dozen decapitated women. Because the bodies are female, some … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

I have been feeling very guilty lately for not posting on my blog. I’m working on a new book, tentatively titled “Luck Is a Lady.” It is a murder mystery-romance set in small town Texas. I like setting my books in small … Continue reading

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