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Saturday, August 24, 2013
6:45 pm edt
A Bloom of a Book So, if you're looking for the almost, not quite, last of the summer flowering of beach-bound
books to read during a last minute vacation as we head back into the start of school and the gloriously anticipated advent
of a crisp and cooling autumn, here is the historical novelfor you.
geez... I got so caught up in watching the preliminary mini-tournaments to the U.S. Open this week and fighting off yet another
summer cold, as well as reading my next tour-de-force read-to-review novel, that I forget to post an entry for my yesterday's
review that was posted this morning on www.authorexposure.com.
Sorry ‘bout that.
Anyway. The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley, as the headline to my entry on my most
favorite review site says, is, indeed, "a beautiful bloom of a book".
Please follow the links above and enjoy the
heady scents of a well-written novel that will capture not only your imagination, but your very soul.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Old and New
12:51 pm edt
There is an
old saying, "Dress to please others, but eat to please thyself." I don't know who said it or when, but while I agree
with the second part, I disagree with the first. Now that I am retired, spending most of my time either on the courts or pursuing
my varied literary endeavors, I dress for comfort, not for fashion. Besides, who else sees me except the dog, the cat, and
the occasional neighbor?
Which is why I
sometimes search the local Goodwill racks for vintage men's shirts or funky tees to wear. It's a shame, though, that there
isn't a vintage clothing store in our immediate area, like the one in Stephanie Lehmann's novel, Astor Place Vintage .
Set in New York City of the early 1900s and the modern world of 2010, this critically acclaimed book is the
story of two women who, separated by nearly a century of feminist history, find their lives entwined through a 1907 diary
found in an old fur muff. This is a well-written novel; an enjoyable read which I reviewed for www.authorexposure.com. Please take the time to click the link and read my comments.
Oh, and I've amended the phrase I quoted above:
"Dress vintagely to please others, but eat and read to please thyself."
J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is
an author, poet, and librettist. Her currenty published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations,
volumes of poetry, stories
for children (of all ages) and
a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:
Hose, Hook & Ladder: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War I
Columbia Hotel: A Novel
of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Rainbow in the Sky
of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A
Collection of More Spiritual Poems
We Three Kings
Beauty and the Beast
Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding
Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She
is currently working on her sixth novel.