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A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

“Control is an illusion. No one has it. I don’t even have it. You can’t wish for control; you can only learn to play your part in a world where nothing is truly certain. And you do have a part to play.” After a long wait, I recently received my reserved copy of A Bridge…

My Weekend’s Booked #12: The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson

Dog lovers are amazing, passionate people who pour their hearts into their passion. I have two pups of my own, and I honestly like them more than people most days. However, I find that passion often translates in literature into cloying dog stories with passages including the words “love” and “happy” on every page. Since…

The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

For my first book club meeting, one of the women in the group recommended The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen. It would not have been my first choice to read, but then that is the beauty of book clubs: they force you to get outside your literary comfort zone. A well…

My Weekend’s Booked #11: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Is there that one world that seems to draw you in? For some people it’s Alice’s Wonderland, for others it’s Hogwarts, and yet others it’s Oz. Long time followers of the blog will recall the time I read Baum’s complete collection of Oz stories. And admittedly the magic of Oz has stuck with me to…

The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier

A couple weeks back I experienced the writing of Daphne du Maurier for the first time. Taking a chance, I dove blindly into her novel Rebecca, and was confronted with a book that I could not put down. Manderley has haunted my thoughts since: the mysteriousness of the setting and the characters who dwell within.…