The Patron Saint of Liars

By: Ann Patchett 1992 Fiction Subject Matter: Unmarried mothers; Mothers and daughters; Nuns; Kentucky Rating: 4/5 “A fairy tale. A delight.” Not quite the words I would use, New York Times…

The Shop on Blossom Street

By: Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Series Book 1 2004 Fiction Rating: 3/5 At 395 pages, The Shop on Blossom Street may look long, especially for a beach read, but don’t worry. I read it in less than 48 hours. (And it’s… Continue Reading

Animal Dreams

By: Barbara Kingsolver 1990 Fiction Rating: 4/5 I just love Barbara Kingsolver. Animal Dreams is a work of art, an exploration of the human soul, of childhood and coming of age and love and family and roots and nature.

The Friday Night Knitting Club

By: Kate Jacobs Friday Night Knitting Club Book 1 2007 Fiction Subject Matter: Mothers and daughters; Female friendship; Knitters; Knitting; New York Rating: 2/5   The Friday Night Knitting Club isn’t bad. It’s just a little trope. My biggest problem… Continue Reading