Category Archives: romance

Books on my Virtual Nightstand

  This week’s topic: What genres do you read? Why? I normally read at least one book a week. Usually, I’m reading in the evening, as it’s my way to relax at the end of the day. But I also … Continue reading

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“May I Offer You a Sherry?”

“If you could be — even briefly — one of your OWN characters… which character would you be? Why? For how long?” That’s easy. The women in my free-style poems are in sad situations, or at least, bittersweet ones. One … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Diana Lloyd and About an Earl

I feel so fortunate to belong to several local writers groups. Each one offers something different, and each has its own mix of authors. Diana Lloyd is a fellow member of the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group and is currently … Continue reading

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Good vs Bad; Story or Style?

I had the idea that around this time of year, I’d review A Christmas Carol, but our Tuesday Fox beat me to it. I had considered tucking the idea away until next year, but she got on it. Good job, … Continue reading

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Rambling Reader Reviews 2020, Part One

It’s a new year, and time for a new Goodreads Challenge! I’ve managed to read 50 books per year for the last five years or so, and I decided to continue with that number. I figured one book a week … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Lucie Ulrich and Mountain View Lodge

Just over three years ago, I asked fellow Clean Reads author Lucie Ulrich to come and share her sweet romance called The Starlight Inn. I’d read the book and had been fascinated by the character Tillie Spencer. She’s not strictly … Continue reading

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Move Along, Movies

Best books-to-movies? I know that we have covered this; I absolutely know that I have brought up the best movies made from terrible books. Yes, it happens; books are not “always ruined” when made into movies. I will once again … Continue reading

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