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My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell

Author Colleen Carroll Campbell had it all:  a great job working in the White House, the perfect husband, and an extremely bright looking future.  Why then, did it seem as if something was missing?  This is an excellent memoir that … Continue reading

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Home To Hart’s Crossing by Robin Lee Hatcher

A collection of novellas, Home to Hart’s Crossing is a charming Christian-based work of fiction, focusing on love and marriage in the small town of Hart’s Crossing, Idaho. Another in my attempt to read the books that have been sitting on … Continue reading

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Love Is A Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield

Sheffield is a writer for Rolling Stone Magazine, with a long career in reviewing pop culture and music.  Love is a Mix Tape is a beautiful memoir about the romance and untimely death of his wife Renee. I really enjoyed this … Continue reading

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Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

From Goodreads:  “One hot August day a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. Jenny, the mother, is in charge of lopping any small limbs off the logs with a hatchet. Wade, the father, does the stacking. The … Continue reading

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The Portrait Of A Lady by Henry James

In 19th century high society, much is expected of young ladies and there are few choices for women in general.  They are expected to marry and typically acquiesce to their parent’s wishes.  But American Isabel Archer has a different notion.  … Continue reading

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Fire In The Blood by Irene Nemirovsky

Written in 1941, Fire in the Blood is a novella examining the lives of rural French villagers – contrasting the passions of the young with the notable absence of those same passions in the old.  It was an interesting premise, but … Continue reading

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Middlemarch by George Eliot

George Eliot tackles the timeless problems of life in a small community in her classic novel Middlemarch.  First off, Eliot tackles young romance and the sometimes misguided approach to marriage.  Dorothea becomes enamored of a much older man, Mr. Casaubon, because he … Continue reading

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