Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sarah-Kate Lynch has done it again...

I just finished reading The Wedding Bees. I am, as usual, blown away.

Can anyone besides S-KL ever create a novel character who is a bee? Elizabeth the 6th is definitely a quirky, lovable character.

I loved Sugar and Theo. I loved all the flawed wonderful characters in the apartment building at 33 Flores in Manhattan. I loved George the volunteer doorman.

The story was compelling. The ending was uplifting.

Of course, I expected nothing less from Lynch. I have attempted to give her her just desserts, baklava perhaps, in the form of praise for a couple of her other books, Dolci di Love, here; and By Bread Alone, here.

I have read all of her books and am eagerly anticipating the next one which is about a laughing yogi.

I can't recommend her enough, y'all.

Now having just finished The Wedding Bees I think I'll go have a cup of my new favorite Irish Breakfast tea (not mentioned in the book) with lots of honey.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

What is happening with Sarah Wynde (one of my fave authors) these days?

My first venture into a world created by Sarah Wynde was my read of a book titled A Gift of Ghosts. I wrote this blogpost about the book which I loved.

Then, of course, being a compulsive series reader, I followed her down the Tassamara path for 2 more books and a short story. (Tassamara being the world she created for these books.)

A Gift of Ghosts
A Gift of Thought
A Gift of Time
The Spirits of Christmas

They are all available in eform. A Gift of Ghosts is currently free on amazon if you have a kindle and you want to be transported to a slightly different world.

So what is she up to now?

Creating a new world: Sia Mara

You can read her first efforts on

You can also go onto her blog and sign up for her mailing subscription list and get a free short story set in Tassamara.

An hour spent reading any of Sarah's work is an hour enjoyed.

If you haven't ventured into Tassmara yet, I highly recommend a day trip.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Looking for something to read?

I recently enjoyed Maggie Estep's mystery series set in the world of horse racing.
All were excellent reading.
Maggie had a very different voice. I say 'had' because she recently died on Feb 12, 2014 at the relatively young age of 50. Sad.

 I also finished Kerry Greenwood's mystery series featuring a character I adore - Corrina Chapman.
Earthly Delights
Heavenly Pleasures
Devil's Food
Forbidden Fruit
Cooking the Books
Corrina Chapman is a plus-size baker / mystery solver who loves herself just as she is. As does her gorgeous lover, Daniel. Wonderful characters, plots. Can't praise this series enough.
Must warn you though - it has passages which are hard core food porn.
Greenwood is working on a new Corrina Chapman but she is a busy woman. She is also the author of the Phyrnee Fisher murder mystery series which was made into a thoroughly enjoyable tv show in Australia where Greenwood is from. You can watch the series on Netflix.

Last but not least I am enjoying a re-read of Sarah Wynde's series set in Tassamara, FL.
A Gift of Ghosts
A Gift of Thought
The Spirits of Christmas
A Gift of Time
The characters are still flawed, quirky and lovable the second time around.
Love a series I can enjoy more than once!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014


I just finished reading the 3rd book in Natalie Damschroder's Goddesses Rising series.

The books are:

Under the Moon (which I reviewed here),
Heavy Metal,
and number three:


I am happy to report that all three books are excellent.



Goddess gets handsome lover in the end.

What more could you want?

Well, another Goddesses Rising book, for one. While I'm sure there is another one coming - right Natalie? right? right? - there is no indication of when on her website.