A woman tells her friends she’s engaged and there are celebrations in the streets. My congratulations! A man tells his friends and we roll out the funeral procession. My condolences. Somewhere along the way, marriage and masculinity became mutually exclusive. Maybe it’s always been that way, but I don’t buy it.
Celebrate your book group with an all-out Tuscan feast! Frances Mayes shares recipes from Every Day in Tuscany perfect for making your meeting as warm and delicious as the Italian countryside.
Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore, makes even the most shocking story of today’s socialites look tame by comparison. A favorite of book groups and historical fiction fans alike, Wedlock is the true story of the disastrous marriage and remarkable divorce of one of 18th-century England’s richest, most free-wheeling heiresses.
When we think of the staid traditions of Parliament, “adventure sex” doesn’t usually come to mind (but maybe in our world full of political scandal, it should). In The Birthday Present, Barbara Vine tells a compulsively readable story of obsessive desire and dark twists of fate.
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This book will appeal to those Jane Austen fans out there and even to those who have never read Jane Austen, like me, will want to check out this book. I highly recommend it.
Michelle Moran does a superb job of re-creating this once-great empire….Cleopatra’s Daughter is part a historical account, part a love story, and part a book you will not be able to put down.
Highly recommended if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary and is a real joy to read.