Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

The wind blew and the trees moaned, and thunder rolled down the river to take the house within its clutches; while inside, talk turned to spirits and curses. There was a fire, crackling in the grate, and a candle flame quivered, and in the darkness, in that atmosphere of delicious fear and confession, something else … Continue reading Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Book Review: The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert

In the newest release from author Amy E. Reichart we are brought into the world of Gina, her daughter May and her mother Lorraine and the different manifestations of grief, loss and love that serve to unite a family that appears first divided by their experiences. Gina and May are struggling with how to move … Continue reading Book Review: The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert

Book Review: Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman

There are days when I feel like the secret is growing inside of me, and wonder if I might explode like a popped balloon. But I have to keep Mama safe, and not let the words out. Words the could ruin everything and put us all in danger. At first all I wanted to do … Continue reading Book Review: Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman

Book Review: The Heirs by Susan Rieger

Rupert believed in his sons, and his belief in them was the greatest thing he gave them. He simply couldn’t show them affection. It seemed inevitable to Eleanor that Rupert had managed his final illness to make physical touch impossible, as if he’d been traveling toward the point his whole life. His last coherent words … Continue reading Book Review: The Heirs by Susan Rieger

Book Review: Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

And then as Tommy drove he realized: Oh, it was the mother. It was the mother. She must have been the really dangerous one.  In the highly-anticipated companion to My Name Is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout expands upon the stories that littered Lucy's hospital bedside and prove that her mother's shallow speculations glossed over the real troubles … Continue reading Book Review: Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout