Full Review, Hidden Among the Stars

If absence truly makes the heart grow fonder, than you must be dearly fond of me by now, friends. How sweet, then, to be able to return to you inspired with new ideas for the blog--armed with possibilities and a number of summertime reads to share! I’m all for a dessert-first attitude, so I wanted... Continue Reading →

Saving Amelie, Full Review

I’ve been busy, book friends—I’ve been on a trip to Germany! More than two weeks spent mostly in the little Bavarian village of Oberammergau. It’s a place where fragrant breakfast rolls and strudels warm your mouth and your heart… and the Alps reach up with snowy hands as if ready to catch the sky if... Continue Reading →

Full Review, Land of Silence

Close your eyes for a moment... (not too long, or you won't be able to read this post!) You're me. You're at work at the library. The automated materials handler (a.k.a. the book sorting machine) is humming and spitting books into different bins behind you; someone's mom is reading aloud in the children's area; coworkers... Continue Reading →

Full Review, Centralia

“Centralia.” He said it out loud, hoping the auditory stimulation would trigger something, anything. But it didn’t. It was just a word, nothing more than a string of letters, a compilation of sounds. Again tears came to his eyes, and he brushed them away. Regardless of whether he knew what the note meant, this was... Continue Reading →

Full Review, Bread of Angels

“Like her grandparents, her parents had managed to bring only one child into this world, another daughter. And now it was Lydia’s turn to fight for this last piece of her family’s inheritance, this tiny patch of land that represented everything good and safe and noble in this world. Home and her father and purple.... Continue Reading →

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