Author Archives: Suzanne

About Suzanne

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.

North And South by John Jakes

Back in 1985, I was one of millions who swooned over the southern charm of Patrick Swayze’s character, Orry Main, in the television adaption of John Jakes’ novel North and South.  I still have a soft spot for the story, and … Continue reading

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Pompeii by Robert Harris

I was curious how Robert Harris would write a novel about the day Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried the city of Pompeii.  Could he make it interesting?  How would he go about it? I’m a sucker for apocalyptic movies.  I … Continue reading

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Waking Up In Eden by Lucinda Fleeson

I read this book as part of a Goodreads Challenge which required a book set in Hawaii. I’ve read a few such books, but quite honestly, there aren’t many set in Hawaii which also got great reviews, so I did a … Continue reading

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The Truth According To Us by Annie Barrows

Set in West Virginia during the Great Depression, The Truth According To Us is one of those novels that sneaks up on you.  You know, the kind that has you going along, in all pleasantness, and then you realize that you’ve … Continue reading

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Washington’s Spies by Alexander Rose

What makes a good movie or book even better?  Knowing that it actually happened.  The AMC series TURN is a fantastic bingeworthy show about the Culper Ring –  a spy ring out of Setauket, NY that helped turn the tide of … Continue reading

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Blood And Thunder by Hampton Sides

Subtitled An Epic of the American West, Hampton Sides’ Blood and Thunder is a tour de force, an amazing work of non-fiction, telling the story of Kit Carson and the settling of the West. From it’s opening pages, I was hooked.  Sides … Continue reading

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The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornsby

Lately I’ve been over critical of my life.  I mean, what normal person spends so much time reading and obsessing over book lists and planning their book purchases?  But then I read Nick Hornby’s The Polysyllabic Spree.  Within it’s 143 pages, … Continue reading

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