Summer of ’69

Hard to believe the Summer of ’69 is but a fifty-year-old good vibe in America’s collective memory. Man walked on the moon. Woodstock. Simpler times, right? But there were also bad times. Take Vietnam–how did those parents deal with the not knowing? Without cellphones and computers, communication came via snail mail. And government officials coming … More Summer of ’69

Queen Bee

For anyone who has ever lived under a domineering mother’s keen eye or in the shade of a sister’s perfect life, have I got a story for you. Dorothea Benton Frank, the Queen of Women’s Fiction set in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, is back with a new book, QUEEN BEE. It’s delicious. Mostly. There are no … More Queen Bee

The Broken Girls

During a recent trip to Barnes & Noble, I hit the Buy Two & Get A Third Book Free table of recent releases. THE BROKEN GIRLS piqued my curiosity. I mean, who doesn’t love a good ghost story and murder mystery in one? It certainly checked a lot of boxes for this reader: History Mystery … More The Broken Girls

Of Fire and Lions

A lot of us have Israel on our bucket lists. I know it’s on mine. Take those larger-than-life Old Testament heroes. Even if your only interaction with them was back in Sunday School, most of us have some vague memories of those tales from days of old. And their stories never grow tired. In times … More Of Fire and Lions