Reading Wednesday: Bridgewater Holidays

Bridgewater Holidays, by Marion Marchetto, is a heartwarming collection of short stories revolving around the various national holidays in the United States. With a dash of historical narrative, the stories bring to life characters living in and working for the Bridgewater mansion.

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The Other Woman by Hank Ryan: a book review

When I had the opportunity to meet Hank Phillippi Ryan during a book signing, I jumped at the chance. I hadn’t read one of her books yet, but as a writer, I enjoy hearing from other successful writers. She was delightful to listen to and I had to read one of her books. I chose The Other Woman, first in her Jane Ryland series. Continue reading

Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay: a book review

Re-reading books is like visiting with an old friend. That’s why, whenever I have a new book to read in a series, I always go back re-read the series from the beginning. This week, the latest in Jenn McKinlay‘s Cupcake Bakery Mystery series was released. What better way to await the arrival of the new book? Start from book one: Sprinkle with Murder. Continue reading

Bear Snores On: a book review

I have always loved the children’s section of a library. Now that I have a child of my own, we get to visit there often. One of the first books we borrowed together was Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. It is an adorable board book about a group of woodland creatures who have a party in the bear’s den while he snores on. Continue reading

The Ides of March

Growing up, we loved quoting Shakespeare, especially around the dinner table. The song of the witches in Macbeth is one of my favorites. Seriously, Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog. Too much fun. But when March comes around, Shakespeare’s famous line in Julius Caesar is what comes to mind: Beware the Ides of March. Continue reading