Author Archives: shellbelle82

Review: The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living

The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love a good foodie novel and Louise Miller’s The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living is the sort of foodie novel that warms … Continue reading

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Review: The Book of Polly

The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall My rating: 4 of 5 stars Kathy Hepinstall’s The Book of Polly is a story of mothers and daughters, the secrets we keep, and how our past affects our lives. What makes this … Continue reading

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Review: Midnight in Austenland

Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale My rating: 3 of 5 stars The original Austenland novel was a light, fun romance – my fantasy put down to paper. With Midnight in Austenland, Hale attempted to add a bit more weight … Continue reading

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Review: Other People’s Houses

Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars The problem with adoring an author’s first novel is that they either never write another, leaving you forever wanting more (Emily Croy Barker, I’m talking to you!) or … Continue reading

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Review: Carrie Goes Off the Map

Carrie Goes Off the Map by Phillipa Ashley My rating: 2 of 5 stars Phillipa Ashley’s Carrie Goes Off the Map is a mostly disappointing British Chick-Lit/Rom-Com, which is usually my favorite combination. The writing is mediocre, the dialogue is … Continue reading

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