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The Romance of the Forest...interspersed with The Mysteries of Udolpho

In which the heroine and various other characters sunk lifelessly (or almost lifelessly) onto the ground on several occasions.

Published in 1791, The Romance of the Forest… 644 more words


Day 754: The Night Sister

I have never read anything by Jennifer McMahon before, so I have no way of knowing whether The Night Sister is characteristic of her or not. 303 more words


Gambler's Choice - Soon from The Wild Rose Press!! My Cover!!!

My novel about the horsey set (3-day eventing)–a romantic suspense, is named after a class in horse shows where the competitors race the clock as the fences are constantly raised in a jump-off.   635 more words

Media Monday: Jane Eyre

What’s your favorite classic?

Jane Eyre is a beloved classic. The poor governess Jane. The tormented Mr. Rochester. Thornfield. All well known to lovers of romance, the classics, and the gothic novel. 319 more words

Media Monday

First Book to Carry Me Away

What was the first book that you transported you to another world? Was there a book you never wanted to put down?

When I was a teen-ager or maybe a little younger, I picked up a magazine, Ladies Home Journal I think, and found a story.  182 more words

Day 711: Mother of Pearl

Set in the 1960’s but seeming more appropriate to decades before that, Mother of Pearl is a sort of Southern Gothic mashup. It features a love affair between near relations, a half-Indian seeress, the town slut, a self-educated African-American man, and some other stereotypes. 541 more words


Day 699: Rustication

Best Book of the Week!
I was captured by this dark, twisty novel from the moment I started reading it. I only feared it may eventually disappoint, but it does not. 353 more words