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Review: Perfect by Judith Mcnaught

A rootless foster child, Julie Mathison had blossomed under the love showered upon her by her adoptive family. Now a lovely and vivacious young woman, she was a respected teacher in her small Texas town, and she passionately lived her ideals. 781 more words

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La vérité sur l'affaire Harry Quebert (The truth about the Harry Quebert affair)

I admit I read The truth about the Harry Quebert Affair last year, 2014, when the euphoria around the book was at its height in France. 699 more words

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Review: In ‘Purity,’ Jonathan Franzen Hits a New Octave

nytimes.com – MICHIKO KAKUTANI

In a very funny passage in his dynamic new novel, Jonathan Franzen draws a very funny portrait of a writer struggling to write a novel “that would secure him his place in the modern American canon.” “Once upon a time,” this writer named Charles thinks, “it had sufficed to write ‘The Sound and the Fury’ or ‘The Sun Also Rises.’ But now bigness was essential. 57 more words

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The Girl on the Train tops Amazon's UK ebook sales this year so far

theguardian.com – Alison Flood

Dark psychological thrillers dominate the list of the year’s bestselling ebooks unveiled by Amazon, with MP Nadine Dorries making it into a line-up composed almost entirely of female writers. 77 more words

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Why read controversial author Jonathan Franzen's new 'Purity'? The fierce writing

latimes.com – David L. Ulin

Jonathan Franzen’s career offers a cautionary narrative — for us as much as him. As far back as 1996, with “Perchance to Dream,” his long essay published in Harper’s on the state of contemporary fiction, he has filled the role of both avatar and scapegoat, an ambitious writer who can’t (or won’t) steer clear of controversy. 67 more words

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Valor In Darkness ~ Bestseller!

Valor In Darkness reaches #4 on the Amazon Bestseller list!

Order your copy today!

Suzanne Smith started her life from scratch in the tiny coastal town of Valor, Maine after narrowly escaping death at the hands of her former fiancé. 159 more words

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Trial By Fire

Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini was another one of my summer reads, and yet again follows a supernatural theme  (I do love a good supernatural book, they’re a guilty pleasure). 405 more words

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