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So Many Books, So Little Time

Violetta Armour If you’re looking for a new author with a continuing mystery series (17 to date), you might consider Louise Penny. She creates a fascinating world in the fictional setting of Three Pines, a rural Canadian village south of Montreal, just kilometers from the Vermont border. Named for the three stately pines in the…

So Many Books, So Little Time

Dear Reader, You may have noticed I tend to review books that are not recent publications or current best sellers, as I think you will hear about them from many other sources. I try to go back and find a few gems that may have slipped your attention. These Is My Words (1998), by Nancy Turner,…

The Rules of Civility by Armor Towels

Violetta Armour Happy New Year, Page-Turners! The Rules of Civility begins on New Year’s Eve, 1937, in New York City. Twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent and her boarding house roommate Eve begin their New Year’s celebration at a Greenwich Village jazz bar, trying to stretch $3 between them with one martini an hour, planning to wind up at…

So Many Books … So Little Time …

Violetta Armour Book Review of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story by Leaming. As we approach the 57th anniversary month of the assassination of John Kennedy in November, I thought it would be appropriate to review a recent biography of Jacqueline Kennedy. The subtitle, The Untold Story, reveals intimate details, conversations, and correspondence which the American…

Local author releases second Sun Lakes mystery novel

Sun Lakes author Carmen Will and Cozy Cat Press announce the release of Deadly Degree, the second novel in the Amanda Winters mystery series. Will is a freelance writer and editor whose first Amanda Winters mystery novel, Doubly Departed, was published in October, 2016. Will’s series is set in Sun Lakes and the surrounding area…

Local author recognized

Sandra Givens, Sun Lakes author, has been recognized by the Romance Writers of America (RWA) for her debut novel, Running Horse Ranch. With this debut novel, Givens becomes part of the RWA’s Published Authors Network (PAN), a community dedicated to promote and protect the interests of published romance authors.

Three Weeks a lie memoir by John Gaudioso

Our mom was taken from our apartment; force marched through our hallway by “Men in White.” My brothers Al, Bob and I were sitting against our living room wall… facing our hallway. We had ringside seats. Loud voices mixed together, erupted. Mom’s voice was the loudest. “Who are you?” “Why are you here?” “Don’t touch…

Sun Lakes ladies enjoy book signing

These women gathered Sunday afternoon to get their copies of Sandra Givens’ book, Running Horse Ranch, signed by the author. Over drinks and snacks, the women enjoyed lively conversation and expressed their delight at having their own signed copy of the book. Standing (left to right): author Sandra Givens, Diana Hedges, Meg Reeves, Elaine Isaacson,…