The Classics Eight: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter... About the Book: In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne takes readers back to the puritan days of the American colonies, into a society as unforgiving as its harsh New England winters. The story of Hester Prynne, who bears a scarlet “A” upon her breast as a symbol of her adultery, and that … Continue reading The Classics Eight: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

My Reading Life: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is a novel that repeatedly shows up as a favourite for so many readers and writers. In fact, in my own interview series, Behind the Pen, many interviewees have cited Little Women as a childhood favourite. Likewise, in the Australian Women Writers historical fiction Sunday Spotlight interviews, a standard question I ask is … Continue reading My Reading Life: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Quick Shots Book Review: Chasing Windmills by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Chasing Windmills... About: A modern-day rendering of West Side Story born on a New York City subway car and nurtured under the windmills of the Mojave Desert. Both Sebastian and Maria live in a world ruled by fear. Sebastian, a lonely seventeen-year-old, is suffocating under his dominant father’s control. In the ten years since his mother passed … Continue reading Quick Shots Book Review: Chasing Windmills by Catherine Ryan Hyde

New Release Book Review: The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman

The Summer of Impossible Things... Book Description: If you could change the past, would you? Thirty years ago, something terrible happened to Luna’s mother. Something she’s only prepared to reveal after her death. Now Luna and her sister have a chance to go back to their mother’s birthplace and settle her affairs. But in Brooklyn … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman