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Book Preview: The Glass Kitchen

The Glass Kitchen (2014) by Linda Francis Lee takes a woman with a culinary heritage from Texas to Manhattan as she searches for a new life. Portia Cuthcart has lost her dream. She planned to run the family restaurant established … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Guest House

Someday I hope to visit Cape Cod, a place that has always intrigued me. But for now, this native Californian will content herself with reading The Guest House (2013) by Erika Marks. The local families of Harrisport, Massachusetts have spent … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden (1911) by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a well-loved classic children’s story that I had never read until the past week. Although it was written over one hundred years ago, it still has much to say about human … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Opposite of Maybe

The Opposite of Maybe (2014) is the latest fiction by Maddie Dawson, pseudonym of journalist and author┬áSandi Kahn Shelton. It is a messy but charming tale of second chances that introduces Rosie and Jonathan, who have been together for fifteen … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Whiskey Creek Water Company

The Whiskey Creek Water Company (2013) by Jan Walker takes place in the small town of Burke Bay on Puget Sound in Washington State. The story begins just before the Thanksgiving holiday in 1932, when stranger Farley Price arrives in … Continue reading

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Book Preview: Fractures

Fractures (2013) by Lamar Herrin is a family drama that takes place in upstate New York. Frank Joyner is the head of a family, living on the hundred acres he inherited. When his neighbors make arrangements to lease their land … Continue reading

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Book Preview: Golden State

Golden State (2014), author Michelle Richmond’s latest novel,┬átakes place in a single, chaotic day. Physician Julie Merrill has signed her divorce papers ending her marriage to husband Tom, and her sister Heather has gone into labor on the other side … Continue reading

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