Tag Archives: Simple Pleasures Book Pick

A Glance Back at Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series

One for the Money Janet Evanovich The first book of the Stephanie Plum series grabs a person’s interest right from the beginning. One For the Money explains how the wise-cracking, ex-lingerie buyer, Stephanie Plum became a bounty hunter.  Surrounded by … Continue reading

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Great Big Book Giveaway- Part 2!

Great Big Book Giveaway… Part 2 Win a copy of Mary Burton’s New Release : Before She Dies   **Update: We are extending the deadline for entries until Wednesday, February 22nd, 11:59pm ( EST). From now until Monday, February 20th, … Continue reading

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Mary Burton Book Giveaway!

Great Big Book Giveaway WIN SIGNED COPIES OF MARY BURTON’S SENSELESS AND                                        MERCILESS !! Many of you may remember our reviews of … Continue reading

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Review: The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

  Book Review: The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak Imagine yourself in the Imperial Court of 18th century Russia. You are a young girl, the daughter of a tradesman- a gifted tradesman, who has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves

Book Review: Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves Using the real-life Jack the Ripper case as the premise for a novel isn’t a new idea. It has, in fact, been done many times. However, Amy Carol Reeves novel, Ripper takes that … Continue reading

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Review: Preservation Hall by Eve Adams

Preservation Hall  by Eve Adams  ( Photographs by Shannon Brinkman) I usually don’t review what are commonly referred to as ” coffee table books”. Books, that at their best, are visually rich but usually a bit anemic by literary standards. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White

Book Review: The Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White Karen White returns to her Tradd Street Series with this third installment, The Strangers on Montagu Street . Once again  Charleston, South Carolina realtor and reluctant psychic, Melanie Middleton is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Little Gale Gumbo by Erika Marks

Book Review: Little Gale Gumbo by Erika Marks When I first saw the synopsis for Little Gale Gumbo, it caught my interest on a couple of different levels. First of all, it’s a journey story, and those are always interesting. … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Banned Books Week

Yes… I’m aware that Banned Books Week officially ended Saturday, but it was a weekend of birthday celebrations. My grandson’s then … mine! So I got a little sidetracked. Without further ado… We are  wrapping up Banned Books Week by … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week- Day 3

Banned Books Week- Day 3 Caged Birds, Banned Classics & the long history of banning books…   It’s day three of Banned Books Week, and I’m finishing up Maya Angelou’s biographical narrative, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In … Continue reading

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