Genre: Sagas

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

    Welcome to another installment of the United States of Books! See full details here. Today we will visit Florida with The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Entertainment Weekly say’s “Working with Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s editor, Rawlings was pushed to look into her own history for literary fodder, which […]

Posted April 11, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 2 Comments


Miller’s Valley – Anna Quindlen

Miller’s Valley – Anna Quindlen

I have only read one of Anna Quindlen’s books before, Black and Blue, way back in 1998 and remember loving it. I was excited to get a chance to read Miller’s Valley, as I have heard amazing thing about Quindlen’s books in the intervening years. Sadly I just could not connect with the narrator, Mimi […]

Posted March 31, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Keep Me Posted – Lisa Beazley

Keep Me Posted – Lisa Beazley

Keep Me Posted is a tale of unwanted viral fame wrapped into a story of two sisters dealing with issues. I have read a few unwanted internet fame stories in the last year (The Good Neighbor and Goddess of Suburbia) and the viral issue always seems to overshadow what could have been a great […]

Posted March 24, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Burning Down the House – Jane Mendelsohn

Burning Down the House – Jane Mendelsohn

Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope. Not at all for me. Burning Down the House was a study of a pretentious, narcissistic and pretty much just awful family. I was expecting a moving drama in the style of The Color of Our Sky, but instead got a different version of the spoiled group in […]

Posted March 10, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

The Last Days of Magic – Mark Tompkins

The Last Days of Magic – Mark Tompkins

The Last Days of Magic is a sweeping epic that I really enjoyed, even though I was lost most of the time. I do not tend to do well with epic stories. The Lord of the Rings series almost broke me with the ridiculous amount of characters and the over description of […]

Posted March 3, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

The Witches of Cambridge – Menna van Praag

The Witches of Cambridge – Menna van Praag

The Witches of Cambridge is a romance/woman’s fiction novel mixed with some light magic. It focuses on six witches whose lives revolve around Cambridge University. Sisters, Kat and Cosmia who both seek love in the wrong ways, Amandine and her widowed mother Heloise who want to draw truths out of others […]

Posted February 3, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

The Edge of Nowhere – CH Armstrong

The Edge of Nowhere	– CH Armstrong

I, like most book bloggers, get a lot of review requests each month. So when an author named C.H. Armstrong sent in a review request, I didn’t really think much of it. The Edge of Nowhere seemed interesting so I signed on to read it. Then C.H. and I followed […]

Posted January 27, 2016 by Laura in Blog Tours, Reviews / 8 Comments