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    book review: The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley

    The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley (Historical Fiction), Affirm Press, $35, buy now It’s 1699, and the salons of Paris are bursting with the creative energy of fierce, independent-minded women. But outside those doors, the patriarchal forces of Louis XIV and the Catholic Church are moving to curb their freedoms. In this battle for equality, Baroness Marie Catherine D’Aulnoy invents a powerful weapon: ‘fairy tales’. When Marie Catherine’s daughter, Angelina, arrives in Paris for the first time, she is swept up in the glamour and sensuality of the city, where a woman may live outside the confines…

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    book review: The One by Kaneana May

    The One by Kaneana May (Contemporary Women's Fiction), HarperCollins, $29.99, buy now On the wrong side of thirty, Bonnie Yates wants a happily ever after. Problem is, she keeps choosing the wrong guys. When an ex returns to town with…

  • book lust

    october 2019

    Looking for something new to read? My Book Lust series might help! It's a monthly round up of all the new-release novels I need in my life. So Lucky by Dawn O'Porter (General Fiction) IS ANYONE'S LIFE . . .…