Book Review: Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

Discovering this gem of a book has been a tremendous blessing. Lewis’ writing style is nostalgic; it just sounds like a very old, very kind gentleman is telling the story, and this easily trusted narrator drew me in so that I enjoyed hearing him speak as I read. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis

A young journalist delves into the history of the famous Barbizon Hotel in New York City, with particular interest in the life of a woman who still lives there over fifty years later. This woman’s story is also told in alternating chapters alongside the modern character’s investigation. Continue reading

Book Review: The New Class (Chestnut Hill #1) by Lauren Brooke

I’ve thought about doing reviews of books for younger readers before, but I’ve pretty much stuck with YA or adult, partially because I’ve simply never been offered children’s books for review and because I just don’t spend that much time around children’s books, so it is more difficult to determine what is really good and effective. I couldn’t pass up the chance to return to Chestnut Hill though. Continue reading