Caraway Cookies and a review of Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost for TLC

A TLC Book Tour review for “a modern and twisty retelling of Jane Eyre.” I loved this book and decided to pair my review with Caraway-Lemon Shortbreads, a cookie of remembrance. Read on to find out more about this novel (and the cookies!). . . . → Read More: Caraway Cookies and a review of Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost for TLC

Potato Sandwiches with Pepperoni and Basil for Cook the Books

This round’s selection is 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman. It was a very informative and very readable history of immigrant food from the 1850s to the 1930s. . . . → Read More: Potato Sandwiches with Pepperoni and Basil for Cook the Books

A Basque-New Orleans Hybrid Sandwich (and a review of North Face of the Heart for TLC)

What a ride! North Face of the Heart is a crime thriller, a family dynamics drama, coupled with Basque legends and New Orleans voodoo set against the backdrop of Katrina. Intrigued? Read on for the review and recipes. . . . → Read More: A Basque-New Orleans Hybrid Sandwich (and a review of North Face of the Heart for TLC)

A late review of A Winter Night for TLC

Join me for a LATE book review of A Winter Night by Anne Leah Parrish today and a list of revisited recipes…everything from donuts to ice cream to waffles and pancakes (and chocolate). . . . → Read More: A late review of A Winter Night for TLC

A Review: The Essence of Nathan Biddle for TLC Book Tours. A Cocktail: The Hemingway Daiquiri for Summer Sipping

I paired today’s TLC Tour with a cocktail. Please read on for a review of The Essence of Nathan Biddle by J. William Lewis and a beverage to sip as you turn pages. . . . → Read More: A Review: The Essence of Nathan Biddle for TLC Book Tours. A Cocktail: The Hemingway Daiquiri for Summer Sipping

A Winter Night for TLC

It’s time for another TLC Book tour stop. I was please to get a advanced reader copy of Winter Night by Anne Leigh Parrish for an honest review. I read Maggie’s Ruse by the same author in November 2019. You can read my review here.

All gushings and rants are my own.

About the book: . . . → Read More: A Winter Night for TLC

A Honeysuckle Cocktail for Honeysuckle Season by Mary Ellen Taylor

Honeysuckle Season and an early spring cocktail. Read on for a book review and a refreshing libation for the April/May edition for Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: A Honeysuckle Cocktail for Honeysuckle Season by Mary Ellen Taylor

Olive Oil Poached Eggs with Toast Points and Hot Honey for Why I Never Finished My Dissertation

It’s a first today at EE…the first collection of poetry that I’ve reviewed here and paired with a recipe. Enjoy this slim volume of verse along with a most excellent breakfast option. . . . → Read More: Olive Oil Poached Eggs with Toast Points and Hot Honey for Why I Never Finished My Dissertation

“Show Us Your Books”: What I Read in March

I’m linking up to a new book group today: “Show Us Your Books” hosted by Jana and Steph. (There’s more about this event at the bottom of this post.) Here’s what I read in March. What’s on the list? Some Kahlo, a mystery-thriller, some “women’s fiction,” and some poetry.

Frida Kahlo: Her Photos by Frida . . . → Read More: “Show Us Your Books”: What I Read in March

Strawberry-Jasmine Jam for The Girl in the Painting

Welcome to the latest stop on the TLC Book Tour, one for The Girl in the Painting by Tea Cooper. I did receive a free copy for an honest review.

About the Book:

A young prodigy in need of family. A painting that shatters a woman’s peace. And a decades-old mystery demanding to . . . → Read More: Strawberry-Jasmine Jam for The Girl in the Painting