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The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood
First Novels / Historical Fiction / New to Me Author / Review Requests

The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood

Author Charlotte Brentwood sent me this book to review, which is a regency romance with a Georgette Heyer/Jane Austen feel. I hesitated, because of my recently-established rule of not reading books that are “sweet” or “heartwarming.” But then I read the first chapter, and I was drawn into the story. We begin with William Brook, … Continue reading

On Not Having Children: Reviews of Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed
Highly Recommended / Nonfiction (Misc)

On Not Having Children: Reviews of Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

I’m thrilled to see Meghan Daum’s book, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed, getting so much great press and such good reviews. Why? Because no one really talks about not having children. Sure, declining population rates are a story sometimes, and Time ran a cover story once on the subject. But despite the increasing choice of educated … Continue reading