Category Archives: book reviews

Divided We Stand, by Marjorie J. Spruill

Depending on how you look at it, feminism has either become more acceptable and mainstream, or it continues to be perceived by most young women as a radical dogma that requires one to forego personal grooming and to revile men. … Continue reading

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Women Writers Reading: Teresa LaBella reads Colleen Hoover

This Christmas I gave myself the best book I’ve ever or quite possibly will ever read. In It Ends with Us, author Colleen Hoover explores the complexities of human emotion, entangled layers of relationships, chance meetings and chances missed and … Continue reading

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Susan Carroll and the Allure of the Regency Romp

I’m doing it again. The days are shorter, the nights are longer, and there is more time to snuggle on the couch reading. I could be diving into all the wonderful new literary fiction that’s out there (just found Margaret … Continue reading

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Women Writers Reading: Teresa LaBella reads Ciji Ware

I’ve read two books by this author. My motivation and interest in reading both extended beyond entertainment to assistance in researching a story I plan to write. A Race to Splendor dropped me in the middle of earthquake-ravaged San Francisco … Continue reading

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Swimming in Hong Kong by Stephanie Han

 Take a deep breath before you dive into Stephanie Han’s Swimming in Hong Kong, because this brilliant collection will pull you in from the very first story and hold you there until the end. Han’s collection was a 2015 finalist … Continue reading

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Women Writers Reading: Teresa LaBella reads Leigh Michaels

The last non-contemporary romance I read had this guy named Darcy in it. Could any author ever rise to challenge Jane Austen? I certainly didn’t think so. Until I read Ruining the Rake, a book I closed only when my … Continue reading

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