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Book Review: “How To Deceive A Duke” by Lecia Cornwall (Avon Books)

How to Deceive a Duke by Lecia Cornwall My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is the first Lecia Cornwall book I’ve ever read, and at first, I was blown away. Well, that’s not fair: for the first three-quarters of the book, I was blown away. I was ready to sing this author’s praises from […]

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Book Review: “The Importance of Being Wicked” by Miranda Neville

The Importance of Being Wicked by Miranda Neville My rating: 1 of 5 stars The Importance of Being Wicked is the debut novel in Miranda Neville’s new series about some rather badly behaved women. Caroline Townshend is a notorious widow, whose elopement at the age of 17 with a member of the ton caused quite […]

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Book Review: “Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America” by Jonathan Kozol

Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have been a fan of Jonathan Kozol and his work since I read Savage Inequalities in college, and I was thrilled to be able to review an ARC of his newest book, exploring […]

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Book Review: “Southern Comfort: A New Take on the Recipes We Grew Up With” by Allison and Slade Rushing

Southern Comfort: A Couple of Chefs Cooking Down South by Allison Vines-Rushing My rating: 4 of 5 stars It is quite difficult to give a lengthy, involved review of a cookbook, so instead, I will give you everything you need to know about this book: Expect lots of inventive recipes. You’ve probably had Southern/Soul food […]

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Book Review: “The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods” by Sarah and Hugh Forte

The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods by Sara Forte My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am a big fan of cookbooks of any kind: whether they offer traditional recipes for comforting, familiar fare, or branch out with inventive ideas that I’ve never even thought of, much less attempted before. Sara Forte […]

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Book Review: “I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced” by Nujood Ali and Delphine Minoui

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali My rating: 4 of 5 stars Deeply, deeply compelling. The story of a girl with amazing courage and resilience and such a full, generous heart. No girl should ever have to live through what Nujood lived through, but far too many do all over the […]

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Book Review: “The Ugly Duchess” by Eloisa James (Avon, Harper Collins)

The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James My rating: 3 of 5 stars James, the Earl of Islay, has been raised in the same household as his father’s ward, a young woman two years his junior named Theodora “Theo” Saxby, who he and only he refers to as Daisy. They’ve been best friends since childhood and […]

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Book Review: “A Notorious Countess Confesses” by Julie Anne Long

A Notorious Countess Confesses by Julie Anne Long My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was the very first book by Julie Anne Long that I had ever picked up, and I’m delighted to find a brand new (to me!) author whose stories I can enjoy. What I appreciated most in this novel was the […]

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Book Review: “When A Duchess Said Yes” by Isabella Bradford

When the Duchess Said Yes by Isabella Bradford My rating: 1 of 5 stars Unfortunately, I knew from the moment I started this book that I was in trouble. I tried very hard to like it, but just couldn’t get there.

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