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Mad: A Novel by Chloe Esposito

  Mad: a Novel by Chloe Esposito A female Mr. Ripley, Esposito has created a truly despicable and outrageous character, yet she tells a story so compelling I couldn’t stop reading. I was very squeamish in parts and, when it came to the end, well, just know this is book one in a trilogy. I’m so disturbed I don’t know ... Read More »

I’d Die for You: And Other Lost Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’d Die for You: And Other Lost Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald Short story and F. Scott Fitzgerald aficionados will rejoice with this newly published collection by one of the twentieth century’s renowned authors. With these “lost” stories, another side of Fitzgerald emerges, unlike the madcap and glittering 1920s flapper stories of the Jazz Age he is known for. Inspired by events ... Read More »

Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs

Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs I just love this series set in Charleston, South Carolina. Theodosia Browning owns the charming Indigo Tea Shop and, along with her lovable tea sommelier, Drayton, and young and sassy chef, Haley, always seems to be where murder takes place. The tea party descriptions are delicious and it’s fun to watch the camaraderie between Theo and ... Read More »

The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman

The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman Is Riven House haunted? Or is something more sinister going on? Clare returns to her hometown as caretaker for Riven House with her writer husband in hopes that they can save their marriage and write more. But the past intrudes creating inspiration, conflict, and the unpleasant unfolding of family history. At times a bit ... Read More »

The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau

The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau Lexie James comes from a humble background and has made a bright and promising new life for herself as a counselor at an elite private school. But decisions she makes have an astounding ripple effect that is completely engrossing, real, and, at times, pitiful. She’s a lot like a train wreck you cannot ... Read More »

American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis

American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis Thoroughly entertaining, in a delightfully snarky way, Ellis (a native Southerner now living in New York City) conjures up these little short story gems about the different role of housewives in the modern world. From a battle over a co-op common area to an introductory entrée into an established book club, Ellis writes with a vivid and razor ... Read More »