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Your Reading for June by Susan Keefe

My Good Life in France 

by Janine Marsh

Do people really buy a house in another country on impulse, or is it just something TV shows fool you into believing? Well, the author Janine Marsh certainly did just that on a wet and windy February cross channel day out with her husband Mark, and [...]

A review of ‘Landsliding’, a new novel

Written by Mandy Jameson

A taut thriller, Landsliding is a gripping read from first page to last, with tension mounting all the way through to the totally unexpected end.

The plot sweeps the reader along at breakneck speed through clever twists and turns, with sympathies veering from one character to another as the narrative unfolds [...]

Your reading for May

Reviews by Susan Keefe

At home in the Pays d’Oc

by Patricia Feinberg Stoner

 

People change, and Patricia’s husband Patrick, otherwise known as Himself, proves this by holidaying, and then buying a maison secondaire in the Languedoc region of France, after stating emphatically just after they met that he doesn’t like France. This [...]

Your reading for April . . .

One Mother’s Journey: Creating My Family through In Vitro Fertilization

by Jennifer Prudenti

For most of us women having a baby is something we naturally want, and assume it will just happen, sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t.

In this frank and detailed book the author, Jennifer Prudenti, with timely insertions from her husband [...]

Your reading for March

Stories of Music Volume 2

by Holly E Tripp

The powerful effect of music on us is universally recognized, just a few notes from a certain peace can instantly evoke memories which transport us back to another time, event, or place.

Raised in a musical family, the author, Holly Tripp has fond memories of [...]

Masonry in Literature

by Shirley Brieger

People who know very little about Freemasonry often refer to it as a ‘secret society’.

However, there has been so much spoken and written about the subject it is actually a very open society. References to Freemasonry in literature occur in many works of fiction. For instance, way back in the year 2BC [...]

Your reading for February

From the Western Front to Salonika – A French Soldier Writes Home (1914-1918)

by Catherine LaBaume-Howard

Catherine Labaume-Howard the editor of this fascinating book was very fortunate to have been born in the house of her maternal grandfather, Pierre Suberviolle, and she knew him until he died, when she was 24.

Some time passed [...]

Curtain Up ! A theatre debuts in Avignon

The theater takes it’s name from the address, at 9 rue Racine

by Julie Mautner, The Provence Post A new, 50-seat theater will open in mid-January in the heart of Avignon, in an 1875 hotel particulier just behind the Opera House, just off the Place Horloge. Called Theatre Le 9 Avignon, the venue will host a range [...]

Your reading for January

Light of the Desert by Lucette Walters

Born into a wealthy family, loving parents, and a beautiful home, Zafferra and Noora have the best of everything, including the chance to be educated in London. What more could they want?

Noora is engaged to Michel, handsome and with good prospects he is everything a girl could [...]

Wes Anderson directed a Christmas commercial for H&M and it is great

by Bryan Bishop

You probably know filmmaker Wes Anderson from his meticulous, quirky, and outrageously charming movies like Rushmore, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. What you may not know is that he’s also brought his unmistakeable style to the world of commercials for years, and this holiday season he’s made a short film for clothing retailer [...]