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There’s Something About Cornwall by Daisy James

There’s Something About Cornwall by Daisy James

I’m really thinking that I could toss away everything else and just dive into the chick lit of late – and Daisy James (another I can’t believe I hadn’t found before) is on the blog today with a lovely ‘on the road’ story full of hope, humor and plenty of regional bakes. Please read on for my review of Read more of this post

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Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak by Glenn Dixon

Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak by Glenn Dixon

If you’ve ever been to Verona and wandered the streeets, you may have come across the Juliet House, formerly owned by the dell Capello family and purchased by the city and renamed the Juliet House for the similarity to the surname Capulet.  Glenn Dixon, during a school exeat from teaching high school English, and more specifically the play of Romeo and Juliet, spent time in Verona and met, and became one of the Club di Giulietta, the people who volunteer to answer letters to Juliet, both posted and left on the walls.   Please read on for my review of Read more of this post

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Lady Emily’s Exotic Journey: Victorian Adventures #2 by Lillian Marek

Lady Emily’s Exotic Journey: Victorian Adventures #2 by Lillian Marek

Keeping with my obsession with all things historic, today I present a Victorian Era romance by Lillian Marek.  The second in her Victorian Adventures series was a cleverly plotted and located adventure, using the adventurer-mad Victorian attitude and moving away from rigidly contrived society events.  In addition to my review, there is an excerpt, a fun fact about the time and you can enter to win one of 5 (five) print copies of Lady Elinor’s Wicked Adventures: Victorian Adventures # 1 by Lillian Marek.

Lady Emily’s Exotic Journey

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Taking Root in Provence by Anne-Marie Simons ~ Interview and Giveaway !

Taking Root in Provence by Anne-Marie Simons ~ Interview and Giveaway !

Today I have a treat, not only a book review and a giveaway for one paperback copy, but an author interview – and it is all about France.  Be sure to check the other tour stops, and don’t forget to enter for your own copy of the book in paperback form.  Open Internationally, this drawing will close at 23.59 on 4 December, 2013. All times are EDT.

Book Review:

I have family scattered throughout France, and Provence is one of those places that you really do want to see: from the light that informs the artwork of VanGogh, to the Santons, the food and the uniquely Provençal culture and attitude, there are no easy descriptions or complete approach. Provence is as much a feeling as a region, and Anne-Marie Simons manages to incorporate that unique feel while presenting information in a clear and concise, and often poetic way.  Read more of this post