This book gets my #1 Best Cover award. Seriously – look at that cover! Endorsed by Debbie Macomber, received a positive review by Publishers Weekly, you can’t go wrong with this one. It’s a lovely WWI romance inspired by the love letters written during that time period between the author’s grandparents. It touches on the prejudice against German/Americans at that time, as well as the upheaval of the war on the home shores. This is the author’s first book, but I’ll be watching for what she publishes next!
Loved it! Such a great way to finish off watching the Masterpiece Theater series. There are differences between the two, most notably, there are many more characters in the book version. And – of course – no matter how Winston Graham described Ross, he’ll forever look like Aiden Turner to me. Ditto for Demelza and Eleanor Tomlinson. On to book two!
Romance, intrigue, and the struggle to find their places in the world. Get swept back into the 1920s with Elissa and Cole. The world is changing, one war ended while other threats loom. Roles are changing too, so when Elissa plans to join the all-male world of newspaper reporting, there are plenty of roadblocks in her way, including a dead body and an old flame. Well worth reading!
I liked this book better than the author’s debut. It’s women’s fiction, told from one person’s point of view, and hops back and forth between the person’s past and present. It’s interesting and the author handles the transitions well, so it’s easy to follow. I’m not sure what the actual takeaway is from this book, it will probably be different things for different readers, but it held my interest until the end.
If you enjoy stories with a Scottish tang, then these four novellas are your next “must read.” Two are set in the old country, and two on America’s shores, but all of them include a Highlander you’ll be swept away by. And the final story will throw you a curve you never see coming! If you dinna get your copy yet, you shouldna wait much longer!
I enjoyed a lot about this book. The characters are interesting and believable, the setting is beautifully written, and the writing is good. The ending, however, fell apart for me. That could very well be just a personal preference, so I’m still giving it a solid three stars, because others may love the ending.
This pattern is for my author friends and others who spend too much time at the keyboard on cold winter days. These fingerless mitts have nothing between the fingers and are made to fit snuggly so that they don’t interfere with the keyboard or mouse. And with no fancy stitching … they knit up in a snap!
For driving and outdoor wear, try my Glovelets pattern.
Snug-Fitting Fingerless Mitts
Sport weight yarn
Size 4 double-pointed needles
Cast on 36 sts and divide onto 3 needles, work in k2, p2 ribbing for 3”, then knit 6 rounds of stocking stitch.
Rnd 1) m1, k3, m1, knit to end
Rnds 2 & 3) k around
Rnd 4) m1, k5, m1, knit to end
Rnds 5 & 6) k around
Rnd 7) m1, k7, m1, knit to end
Rnds 8 & 9) k around
Rnd 10) m1, k9, m1, knit to end
Rnds 11 & 12) k around
Rnd 13) m1, k11, m1, knit to end
Rnds 14 & 15) p1, k1 ribbing for 13 sts, k to end
Rnd 16) working in p1, k1 ribbing, cast off 13 sts, k to end
Rnd 17) pick up 1 st at beginning of cast off, m2, knit to end
Work in stocking stitch for 1.5”
Work k1, p1 ribbing for 2 rounds
Working in k1, p1 ribbing, cast off loosely
Work in ends