posts by Jayne S:
Sometimes the best things in life are right in front of you… Kate Jackson likes her quiet life. She lives in a quaint Northumbrian village, working as a self-employed gardener. On the hill adjacent to her land is a seemingly deserted property, neglected for over a decade and in dire ... more >
The first book in the Flowers of Eden series introduced readers to Bryony Linwood, an orphan trying desperately to provide for her sisters in the shadow of the Great Depression. In Castles in the Clouds, we meet one of those sisters—Larkspur Linwood, a young woman who has a passion for ... more >
With Stuff Parisians Like, Olivier Magny shared his hilarious insights into the fervently held opinions of his fellow Parisians. Now he moves beyond the City of Light to skewer the many idiosyncrasies that make modern France so very unique. In France, the simple act of eating bread is an exercise ... more >
Welcome to the Promotional Thread for Authors. What’s this you say? I read quite a few blogs outside the romance blogosphere and many of the big ones have a daily open thread where the commenters drive the bus. The rules for Author Promo Night Open Thread are as follows: The ... more >
Got a book you want to talk about? Frustrated with a book or series? In love with a new one? Found a buried treasure? An issue that keeps popping up in the books you are reading? Just want to chat about stuff in general?
Samuel Pepys, with his insatiable curiosity, his sociable disposition, and the ample opportunities provided by his office, was ideally equipped to explore the London in which he lived. It was small by modern standards, and we can see it through his own eyes, as he never intended us to see ... more >