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The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2W 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...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 4W ago

Constructing a Criminal

 Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh Although their story is well over 80 years old, Bonnie and Clyde are infamous celebrities to this day; and while most of the facts about their criminal end...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1M ago

The Volumes of Silence

Shtum by Jem LesterThe best word to describe Ben and Emma Jewell's 11-year-old son Jonah is "shtum." That's Yiddish for silent, so in other words, Jonah doesn't speak. Mostly, Jonah lives in...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1M ago

Harsh Reality with a Sweet Dream

The White City by Karolina Ramqvist Karin is having a hard time this frigid winter. To begin with, her deadbeat, criminal boyfriend left her with their newborn baby girl Dream. Add to this t...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1M ago

Ice and Cracks

Beartown by Fredrik BackmanExcept for hockey, there's almost nothing left in Beartown, and it is only going to get worse, unless something changes. That something could be coming this year, ...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1M ago

Sins and Secrets of the Ancient Epicure

Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King Apicius was a rich Roman merchant and famous gourmand who reached the height of his fame during the first century of the Common Era. His dream was to become g...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2M ago

The Eves of Winter Stories

A Snow Garden & Other Stories by Rachel JoyceIn this collection, Rachel Joyce connects seven stories spanning from just before Christmas Eve through New Year's Eve. Joyce not only arranges t...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2M ago

Guest Post: Co-Authors Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks.

Weave a Murderous Web is a mystery novel by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks. In this guest post, they talk about their lives and their books.We both have a thing about New York City. An...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2M ago

A Life in Steps

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney On the evening of December 31, 1984, Lillian Boxfish set out for her traditional New Year's Eve dinner at her favorite Italian restaurant. Des...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2M ago

Truth and Politics

The Death of an Owl by Paul Torday According to the forward (written by the late Torday's son Piers), this book is "about a man who couldn't help but tell the truth, and how that played out ...