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The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 3d ago

The Guestbook Spy

Not Quite Lost: Travels without a Sense of Direction by Roz Morris It isn't often that I read non-fiction, but when I do, I often find travel books to be the most pleasurable way to remain w...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1W ago

Hallelujah for Vinyl

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce Rachel Joyce's newest novel begins with this simple line, "There once was a music shop." No, this isn't a fairy tale; instead, what follows is a complex journe...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2W ago

A Founding Mother's Story

I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott In order to avoid stating the obvious, I see no reason to start this review with a story synopsis. This is because I believe that even those with on...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 4W ago

The Choices We Make

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin Take one impressionable, young, and ambitious woman interested in politics, and mix it with one much older, handsome and dynamic (but married) Congressman...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1M ago

Glitter and Tarnish

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie To preface this review, I have to begin by somewhat taking umbrage with the following parts of the publisher's synopsis of this book (which appeared just l...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1M ago

Now You're an Immigrant!

Chutzpah & High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land by Jessica Fishman In this memoir, Jessica Fishman details the trials and tribulations of making what we call "Aliyah...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1M ago

Finding Direction

Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler At only the age of 61, Liam is suddenly unemployed, but that's not worrying him. He didn't really love the job, anyway. It was just something he fell into; there...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1M ago

Two Paths that Never Converge

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss In Nicole Krauss' newest novel, she presents us with two people in parallel stories, both of whom travel to Israel from York, but these two never meet. There is ...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2M ago

The Art of Becoming Real

The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber The author of the classic, bestselling children's book, The Velveteen Rabbit was Margery Williams Bianco. Pamela Bianco was her daughter, and she...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 3M ago

The clock on the mantle ticked ticked

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt Although a jury of her peers found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the murders of her father and stepmother, Andrew and Abby Borden, the court of public opi...