Tag Archives: Vermont

“The Blue Window” by Suzanne Berne – Book Review

“Life is messy. People love how they can.”“It occurred to him that most of the disasters people prepare for had already happened.” I’ll admit that after reading the first chapter of this novel I was contemplating pulling out my hair. … Continue reading

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“Valley Of Secrets” by Kari Lee Harmon – Book Review

The cover was first drew me to this novel. The setting was an idyllic small Vermont town. I imagined that there would be a mystery element to this book, but it was more a straight out romance. The characters were … Continue reading

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“The Invited” by Jennifer McMahon – Book Review

A chilling ghost story with a twist. “The Invited” takes place in rural Vermont and tells the story of a husband and wife who don’t simply move into a haunted house, they start building one from scratch, without knowing it, … Continue reading

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“The broken girls” by Simone St. James – Book Review

“Idlewild was an old place, and the fear here was old fear.” “Idlewild was the boarding school of last resort, where parents stashed their embarrassments, their failures, and their recalcitrant girls.” Idlewild is an old, abandoned boarding school in rural … Continue reading

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“Bittersweet” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore – Book Review

Our human nature always leads us to assume that the ‘grass is always greener’.  We tend to think that others’ lives are happier, more fulfilling, more successful, etc., etc.   When on the rare occasion that we actually get what we … Continue reading

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“Cloudland” by Joseph Olshan – Book Review

After an arduous Vermont winter, Catherine Winslow decides to get some fresh air and goes for a walk along her rural Cloudland road.  She finds an incongruous spot of colour amidst the white snow patches and dark areas of spring … Continue reading

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