I just finished reading The Alchemist's Daughter by Mary Lawrence. All I can say is, YAY! Mary's book is a work of historical fiction, so if you're into that, you'll love it. Not a historical fiction fan? Don't limit yourself! Read it anyway. You'll still love it! Right from the beginning, you will feel like you're … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Alchemist’s Daughter by Mary Lawrence
Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting the well-known author of The Alchemist's Daughter when she gave a talk at the Kennebunk Library. Who knew Mary Lawrence lived in Maine? I first noticed Mary's book because of the cover, once again proving the rule: The cover sells the book. This is the first book in a series called The … Continue reading Meet the (Maine!) Author: Mary Lawrence
I read this book at the recommendation of my friend, Melissa. This is another one of those books that came to me because of the book I wrote, One Brave Thing. I took a picture of the cover and then forgot about it for a few weeks. I’m so glad that I remembered! I thought … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Secret Music by Susan Doherty Hannaford
To be honest, I didn't want to read this book. Why? Because it's about a difficult subject: The Holocaust. I have read extensively about this topic, watched movies (okay, with my glasses off for most of them-and I am extremely nearsighted), visited memorials, and discussed it in classes. I thought I was done. And … Continue reading Book Review: What on Earth am I Doing Here?