The Bar Habor Retirement Home for Famous Writers

This is a lovely story. A book full of troubled and damaged people who you just love. The novel centers around a beautiful retirement home that I want to live in right now, it’s gorgeous reading. It’s such a whimsical, beautiful book. Themes of love and forgiveness feature so significantly, so does mortality and acceptance.Continue reading “The Bar Habor Retirement Home for Famous Writers”

All Our Shimmering Skies

What an epic quest. So different from what I was expecting. So much more than what I was expecting. Beautiful girls doing unbelievable things. It is such evocative language “knobs turning, doors opening, cupboards slamming shut…”. Such beautiful messages “I think we’re supposed to to find ourselves things to etch”; a world where gold rotsContinue reading “All Our Shimmering Skies”

The Woman From Saint Germain

I really liked it. I thought the fact that Eleanor was so vain and arrogant just made her a rich, entitled fully formed character. I liked seeing WW2 through the eyes of an American living in Paris, a French policeman, and the German outcast. I loved Bauer, haven’t we all made bargains with God…I reallyContinue reading “The Woman From Saint Germain”