Jenny Sanford changed forever the paradigm of women standing by their powerful, cheating husbands. She believes they need to be held accountable. I agree. I don’t think Tiger Woods would […]
Women, Men & Money — and How It Can Muck Up True Love By Kate Ashford at Her Two Cents. Have you ever had a relationship fail because he routinely […]
Eve Ensler has launched her V-Girls Movement with publication today of I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World. A V-Girls Advisory Circle is creating […]
2009 will be remembered as the year the walls came tumbling down. Rihanna’s story put cracks in the wall. Tyler Perry broke down the walls of silence surrounding child abuse, incest, […]
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage is the natural sequel to Elizabeth Gilbert’s perenially best-selling Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia. Eat, Pray, […]
I have never been in an accident, if you don’t count my two marriages. – Lisa Scottoline Lisa Scottoline makes me laugh and gives me hope. She irreverently refers to […]
Do your holidays need an infusion of happy? I was in a terrible funk. Bad case of the blues. Down in the dumps. I needed myself a badass read […]
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.)
These happy flowers reflect my mood this morning. Three of my favorite authors are releasing books today! Debbie Macomber’s Summer on Blossom Street is the latest in her delightful series […]