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The Night Circus

This month I’m recommending a book that was recommended to me by my friend and colleague, Leslie Watts. Leslie is also my editor. (Yes, even editors have editors!) Like the novel I’m currently writing, The Night Circus is a non-linear narrative that has multiple, interweaving storylines. So, Leslie suggested we

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Evvie Drake Starts Over

I thought a love story would be appropriate for February and so this month, I’m recommending the contemporary romance, Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes. Evvie is recently widowed and lives in a big house she can no longer afford. So, when a handsome ex-baseball player wants to rent

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society takes place shortly after WWII, so if you liked Dear Mrs. Bird (my June, 2019 book club pick) or Call the Midwife, there’s a good chance you’ll like this too. This is the book that the Netflix movie (of the same name)

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Circe

I know, I know. I’m not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but that’s exactly what I did this time around. It’s a striking cover; black with gold foil. It jumps off bookshelves and begs to be read. Happily, the story lives up to the expectations set by

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The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House will scare the pants off you. It scares me. It scares Neil Gaiman. It scares Stephen King. Need I continue? It’s a super creepy haunted house story and I want to warn you, but I also don’t want to ruin the fun. Just remember, it’s

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The Mother-in-Law

Australian author, Sally Hepworth, got the idea for her latest novel when her real-life mother-in-law was living with her for six weeks. Hepworth swears that it’s a complete coincidence that the book is a murder mystery with the mother-in-law as the victim. (We’ll take her word for that, shall we?)

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