Teaser Tuesday – THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Signature of All Things Synopsis A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed. In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the […]

Teaser Tuesday – MIMI by Lucy Ellmann

Mimi by Lucy Ellmann

At the moment I am at the mercy of the novel Mimi by Lucy Ellmann. I say ‘at the mercy of’ because I am finding it very difficult to put down, and would easily have read it in a single sitting had my schedule allowed. This is Lucy Ellmann’s sixth novel, but my first experience with […]

Teaser Tuesday – THE ART OF TRAVEL by Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton - audio

I have just begun listening to the audio book The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton, narrated by Nicholas Bell. I am often wary of books that are of a philosophical bent. I love considering people’s motivations and different view points, but do not like preachy tones. Really enjoying Alain de Botton’s musings on […]

Teaser Tuesday – THE WILD GIRL by Kate Forsyth

The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

I am currently reading a gorgeous chunky novel, The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth, historical fiction imagining the life of Dortchen Wild, the girl who lived next door to the young Brothers Grimm, fairytale scholars in early 1800s Germany. Aussie author Kate Forsyth’s previous title, Bitter Greens, featured in My Best Books of 2012 list. […]

Teaser Tuesday – A THOUSAND PARDONS by Jonathan Dee

A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee

A Thousand Pardons Synopsis For readers of Jonathan Franzen and Richard Russo, Jonathan Dee’s novels are masterful works of literary fiction. In this sharply observed tale of self-invention and public scandal, Dee raises a trenchant question: what do we really want when we ask for forgiveness? Once a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have […]

Teaser Tuesday – WHIP SMART Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards by Kit Brennan

Whip Smart, Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards by Kit Brennan

Whip Smart : Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards Synopsis A wild and sexy romp through History based on the real-life adventures of the audacious Lola Montez—the “Sensation of Europe.” It is 1842, London, and the gorgeous, ever-capricious twenty-two year old Eliza Gilbert, (a.k.a. Lola Montez) is in deep trouble and seeks escape from a divorce trial. […]