A lifelong Ohio resident, I moved to Texas in 2012 and will soon move to Massachusetts! I've traveled across much of America and Europe, enjoying the world's grand vistas and delicious food, which is a passion of mine. I love to shop for it, grow it, prepare it and most of all, eat it! One of my greatest joys comes from entertaining friends and sharing a meal with them. I also enjoy all kinds of music, from classical to country, and everything in between. I savor reading in my free time and my favorites genres are psychological suspense stories and periodicals that keep me current on global events. Literacy is important to me and I frequently work with charities that focus on reading and the arts. A classic extrovert, I love people and as Maya Angelou once said, I try to “be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”
Rashad Harrison’s ‘The Abduction of Smith and Smith’ Misses The Mark [REVIEW]
In Rashad Harrison’s novel The Abduction of Smith and Smith, two men play a cat-and-mouse game after the Civil War ends.
Jude Deveraux’s ‘Ever After’ Is A Sweet Tale About Finding Love Despite Your Past
Loretta Young once said, "Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you." This is exactly what happens in Ever After.
Mary Louise Kelly’s ‘The Bullet’ Is A Page Turner You Won’t Want To Miss
In Mary Louise Kelly's latest novel, The Bullet, Caroline Cashion's life unravels after learning a bullet is lodged near the base of her skull. Stunned by this revelation, Caroline wonders why her adoptive parents never revealed this fact.
Sally Hepworth’s ‘The Secrets of Midwives’ Is A Touching And Tender Story
It has been a long time since I have read a truly absorbing yet compelling story about family secrets and the toll they take on the one who holds them.
Kristin Hannah’s ‘The Nightingale’ Is A Hauntingly Poignant Tale
William Wordsworth once said, "Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future."
Sarah Graves’ ‘Winter At The Door’ Is A Compelling Read [REVIEW]
Although I was intrigued by the premise of mysterious accidents and suicides of several local police in Winter At The Door, it was Lizzie Snow, a former homicide detective from Boston, who fascinated me.
Brooke Shields’ Faces Her Family’s Demons In ‘There Was A Little Girl’
Family relationships can truly be the most complicated of all, and yet we always hope they can change for the better. In Brooke Shields new book, There Was A Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me, she candidly recounts how the course of her life was forever altered by her mother's addiction to alcohol.
Martina McBride’s ‘Around The Table’ Brings Back Memories [REVIEW]
While reading Martina McBride's Around The Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year, readers won't be able to resist reminiscing about their own dinner parties over the years.
Jayne Ann Krentz’s ‘Trust No One’ Keeps Readers Guessing [REVIEW]
If you decide to read Jayne Ann Krentz's newest romantic thriller, Trust No One, you will not be disappointed.
James Grippando’s Cane and Abe Is A Layered Story Of Deception
James Grippando's Cane and Abe is a riveting, thoughtfully plotted novel in which the reader is taken on a downward spiral of good versus evil.