Fresh Water For Flowers

by Valerie Perrin Goodreads description: Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Random visitors, regulars, and, most notably, her colleagues—three gravediggers, three groundskeepers, and a priest—visit her as often as possible to warm themselves in her lodge, where laughter, companionship, and occasional tears mix with the coffee that […]

Great Circle

by: Maggie Shipstead Goodreads description: Spanning Prohibition-era Montana, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New Zealand, wartime London, and modern-day Los Angeles, Great Circle tells the unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost. After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie […]

The Personal Librarian

by: Marie Benedict Goodreads description: The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian–who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.  […]

We Begin at the End

by: Chris Whitaker Goodreads description: There are two kinds of families: the ones we are born into and the ones we create. Walk has never left the coastal California town where he grew up. He may have become the chief of police, but he’s still trying to heal the old wound of having given the […]

September 2021 Tidbit

We were too busy reading this month to come up with a creative tidbit idea. With it being October, here are some of our favorite Halloween memes. Just a little something to amuse you! Helen says: Holly says: These Halloween costumes are “Up in Smoke”!! Who sent their kids to preschool looking like this? My […]

Florence Adler Swims Forever

by: Rachel Beanland Goodreads description: Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers escaping to “America’s Playground” and move into the small apartment above their bakery. This is the apartment where they raised their two daughters, Fannie and Florence. Now Florence has returned from college, determined to spend the summer training […]

The Maidens

by: Alex Michaelides Goodreads description: Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek Tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike—particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens.  Mariana Andros is a […]

The Therapist

by: B.A. Paris Goodreads description: When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive… As Alice is getting to know her neighbours, she discovers a devastating secret about her new home, and begins to […]

August 2021 Tidbit

Happy 1 year anniversary to us! Our favorite part of this blog has been hearing from our friends and followers. We love hearing your comments and opinions. Keep them coming! Paper is the traditional gift of the first anniversary. Since we spend a lot of time talking about books, we thought we would take this […]