Men who hurt women should not be allowed to get away with it. – Susan Wiggs, The Beekeeper’s Ball Midsummer’s Eve is the perfect time to celebrate the release tomorrow of […]
I think happiness can be found in the city or the country but that, wherever you are, you need someone to help you look for it, whether it’s a partner, […]
Two books have changed the trajectory of my life. Ironically, both were written by Anna Quindlen: Black & Blue and Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Actually, Black & Blue changed the trajectory of […]
I just don’t understand. Why in the world would a judge allow this to happen? . . .he’s a lazy judge who prefers a clean desk over a long hearing. […]
Alice Hoffman I bought Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman because I was entranced by the movie starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. The first section of the book ~ Superstition ~ […]
. . .this story is not primarily about spies and secret government agencies; it’s about violence against women, and the men who enable it. – Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who […]
A confident man is glad when a woman is his equal. – Stella Cameron Body of Evidence by Stella Cameron has been gathering dust on my TBR (to be read) […]
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks is about domestic violence and stalking. I was thrilled to see it debut at #1 on the best seller lists. What a great way to start […]
Barbara Delinsky is one of my favorite writers. Her birthday was yesterday. Sixteen of her books are on my shelves. I’ve loved every one and have read several more than once.
Her life is rich with experiences that I believe have informed her writing. I was amused to learn that she got kicked out of high school Honors English and that her first pen name was Bonnie Drake.
Laura Kalpakian wrote my all-time favorite line in Steps and Exes:
“Bullshit,” said Eve,
but not too loud.
The book is set at Useless Point on Isadora Island, a fictional artistic enclave in the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest. The heroine, Celia Henry, became a young widow before she realized her late husband was not Henry West ~ she had married Henry Westervelt, the scion of a lumber baron family. Her life is unconventional and filled with a tribe of step children and ex-spouses and lovers. She runs a bed and breakfast on property that belonged to Henry’s great aunt Sophia. (See Educating Waverly by Laura Kalpakian.)