Book Review: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Ernest Hemingway was a fascinating man and troubled soul. He was man’s man, but a weak, needy, and unlikable person. He was self-absorbed and quick to anger, but fun-loving and desperate for love. He suffered from low self-esteem and alcoholism, but wrote vivid, earthy stories destined to become classics. All this per Paula McLain's research … Continue reading Book Review: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Review: The Shoemaker’s Wife

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Triogi If you’re of Italian descent, you’ll love The Shoemaker’s Wife. If your ancestors came over as immigrants, you’ll enjoy the story. If you love opera, you’ll get a thrill. If none of the above, you’ll still learn a lot. This historical novel, based somewhat on the author’s own family, … Continue reading Review: The Shoemaker’s Wife

Review: Deep End of the Ocean

This Story Made Me Sick. I bought this novel without knowing its topic, because I met the author at Love is Murder, a writer's conference in Chicago a year or two ago. I must confess, the first chapter made me sick. I shelved the book and, for months, sneered at the title while dusting or rearranging … Continue reading Review: Deep End of the Ocean

The Husband’s Secret – A Review

  Our Legends book club will discuss "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty soon. I liked it and gave it four stars on Amazon. Here's my review: Husbands and wives have secrets. When secrets see the light of day, lives change. Some of the secrets featured in this novel are kept to protect the innocent, some to … Continue reading The Husband’s Secret – A Review