Blackout

Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation by Candace OwensMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I’d seen Candace Owens on TV a number of times, and she struck me as smart, honest, and tough. This book proves she’s all of that and more. What hit me as I readContinue reading “Blackout”

The Four Swans

The Four Swans by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars I think Winston Graham’s writing just gets better and better in these books. This one had more setting than some of the other books did. I really enjoyed that aspect of it. The characters were alive and intriguing. I could “see” the TVContinue reading “The Four Swans”

Dorothy and Jack

Dorothy and Jack: The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis by Gina Dalfonzo My rating: 3 of 5 stars If you enjoy either or both of these authors, this is a book worth reading. Their friendship was unique, deep, and occasionally contentious when their opinions on a subject clashed. But asContinue reading “Dorothy and Jack”

400 Knitting Stitches

400 Knitting Stitches: A Complete Dictionary Of Essential Stitch Patterns by Potter Craft My rating: 4 of 5 stars I felt like I *needed* another knitting stitch pattern book. I picked this one because it includes both written and charted instructions and anymore I’m all about the charts. The photography in the book is excellent.Continue reading “400 Knitting Stitches”

Socks a la Carte

Socks a la Carte: Pick and Choose Patterns to Knit Socks Your Way by Jonelle Raffino My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve been knitting socks for *years,* but I bought this book because the idea of it was intriguing. I bought a used copy for a good price … and was glad I did.Continue reading “Socks a la Carte”

The Black Moon

The Black Moon by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is my favorite of the Poldark books so far. It was written twenty years after book 4, and the author had obviously grown in his craft. Writing styles were also changing during this time, so the book reads a bit more likeContinue reading “The Black Moon”

The Lost Lieutenant

The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch My rating: 4 of 5 stars A delightful tale of a man who has both a title and a wife thrust upon him by forces beyond his control. Both of the main characters in this book were interesting and engaging. The setting was brought to life in detail thatContinue reading “The Lost Lieutenant”

An Appalachian Summer

An Appalachian Summer by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Yet another wonderful story from Ann Gabhart! In this book, she takes us back to Hyden with the Frontier Nursing Service. This time we meet a debutant fresh from her coming-out ball who winds up mucking stalls in the Appalachian Mountains whileContinue reading “An Appalachian Summer”

The King’s Mercy

The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. The subject matter was all over the place with Scottish Jacobites and Colonial America, slavery and Native Americans. I had a little trouble following it all in the beginning, but once past that, itContinue reading “The King’s Mercy”

Dakota Peace

Dakota Peace by Megan Kinney My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the third contemporary book I’ve read this year – I’m generally a history-only gal – but I really enjoyed Dakota Peace. The setting is part of its charm. You don’t find too many books set in the Black Hills. Megan Kinney doesContinue reading “Dakota Peace”