Dear Ms. Mandel, I first heard of Station Eleven, your post-apocalyptic literary novel, when my friend, author Meredith Duran recommended it to me. I was a bit hesitant to read it — literary fiction can be emotionally hard on me — but it turned out that this novel, for all ... more >
Dear Elle Kennedy, I saw some buzz on Twitter about The Deal and immediately sent an email off to Jane begging for a copy. I loved this book so hard. The characters grabbed me from the start and didn’t let me go. Trigger Warning: (off page) rape and domestic violence. ... 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 >
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Set in the elegant Edwardian world of Cambridge undergraduate life, this story by a master novelist introduces us to Maurice Hall when he is fourteen. We follow him through public school and Cambridge, and into his father’s firm. In a highly structured society, Maurice is a conventional young man in ... more >
Dear Readers: Sunita: This month the TBR Challenge category is “recommended read,” which gave me the chance to finally read The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery. Although I’ve read most of the Anne of Green Gables series countless times, I’d never read this stand-alone story. Susanna Kearsley generously gave me ... more >