The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien | Review

  From Goodreads: A woman discovers that the foreigner she thinks will redeem her life is a notorious war criminal. Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell. One woman, Fidelma McBride, becomes so enamored that she begs him for … More The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien | Review

Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates

Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates Published by Bantam on October 9, 2013 Source: Purchased Pages: Kindle edition, 194 pages Available from Amazon | Barnes & Noble     Richard Yates’s Cold Spring Harbor details the stresses and tensions of living as a young couple, Evan and Rachel Shephard, in New York in the 1940’s. After a chance meeting in lower Manhattan, … More Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies | Review

  Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation, determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected. The plantation workers are resentful, the neighbours treacherous. And there are clues to the past – a … More The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies | Review

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny | Review

  No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become … More The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny | Review

Like a River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart | Review

  An epic novel exposing the ugliness of war and the beauty of hope. The city of Kiev was bombed in Hitler’s blitzkrieg across the Soviet Union, but the constant siege was only the beginning for her citizens. In this sweeping historical saga, Kelli Stuart takes the reader on a captivating journey into the little-known history … More Like a River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart | Review