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Customer Favorites 2016

YOUR Favorite Reads of 2016

Et voilà, YOUR Favorite Reads of 2016!  What a fabulous, eclectic mix of books you’ve all sent in!  My to-read list has grown by a meter.  Again.  It always does when this blog post is due up.   Thank you all …


You Review: Maestra – L.S. Hilton

Reviewed by Patty Friedrichs When she joined a minor but respectable London auction house, Judith Rashleigh thought she finally was where she belonged. She enjoyed an Oxbridge education, leaving a neglectful mother and a miserable childhood in Liverpool behind her. …

Our Favorite Reads 2015

Your Favorite Reads of 2015

Wow, so many of you answered our call!  THANK YOU!  Your lists are inspiring and have caused my to-read pile to grow to alarming proportions…  O.o A few things:  since I can’t spend all my time blogging, I’ve not included …


You Review: Nelly Dean – Alison Case

Reviewed by Patty Friedrichs I must begin this review with a disclaimer: I hate Wuthering Heights; hate hate hate it. It is full of people who make each other’s lives miserable for no other reason that I can see than …

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

Reviewed by Patty Friedrichs I love unreliable narrators, especially in crime fiction. Their white lies, deliberate omissions, skewed view of themselves and memory lapses add an extra layer of tension to already nail-biting whodunits. Rachel likes a bit of a …