A Stone’s Throw

Book Title: A Stone's Throw Author: James W. Ziskin Series: Ellie Stone #6 Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery Goodreads Pub Date: 06/05/18 4 STARS August 1962. A suspicious fire claims a tumbledown foaling barn on the grounds of the once-proud Tempesta Stud Farm, halfway between New Holland and Saratoga Springs, NY. The blaze, one of several… Continue reading A Stone’s Throw


Review: A Perilous Undertaking

Book Title: A Perilous Undertaking Author: Deanna Raybourn REVIEWED BY: CHELSEA Series: Veronica Speedwell #2 Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery Goodreads Pub Date: 01/10/17 4 STARS London, 1887. At the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible… Continue reading Review: A Perilous Undertaking


Review: A Curious Beginning

Book Title: A Curious Beginning Author: Deanna Raybourn REVIEWED BY: CHELSEA Series: Veronica Speedwell #1 Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery Goodreads Pub Date: 07/12/16 5 STARS London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies… Continue reading Review: A Curious Beginning


Dennis Reviews: The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue

Book Title: The Gentleman's Guide To Vice And Virtue Author: Mackenzi Lee REVIEWED BY: DENNIS Series: Guide #1 Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Romance, LGBT Goodreads Pub Date: 06/27/17 3.5 STARS Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England… Continue reading Dennis Reviews: The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue

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Sept/Oct Book Club Announced!

Happy Friday readers! Today I'm pleased to announce that we have decided on our choices for book club picks concerning September and October; we're hoping that by announcing both right now it will give you all plenty of time to secure them from the library, or purchase if you'd rather, and will also give you… Continue reading Sept/Oct Book Club Announced!


Review: Cast The First Stone

Book Title: Cast The First Stone Author: James W. Ziskin REVIEWED BY: CHELSEA Series: Ellie Stone #5 Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Detective Goodreads Date Read: 06/02/17 Pub Date: 06/06/17 5 STARS February 1962: Tony Eberle has just scored his first role in a Hollywood movie, and the publisher of his hometown newspaper in upstate New… Continue reading Review: Cast The First Stone

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All About #ReadSavannah

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending a book conference called #ReadSavannah that was hosted by two wonderful book clubs- She Reads and Modern Mrs Darcy. I came as a guest reviewer for She Reads and was able to make some wonderful new book friends that live right here in Atlanta from MMD!… Continue reading All About #ReadSavannah


Review: The Last Treasure

Book Title: The Last Treasure Author: Erika Marks Series: None Genres: Contemporary, Women's Fiction, Chick Lit, Historical Fiction, Southern Fiction Goodreads Date Read: 09/02/16 Pub Date: 08/02/16 5 STARS As students with a shared passion for shipwrecks, Liv, Sam, and Whit formed a close bond searching for the mysterious Patriot, a schooner that disappeared off… Continue reading Review: The Last Treasure


Review: Caraval

Book Title: Caraval Author: Stephanie Garber Series: Untitled #1 Genres: YA, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Romance Goodreads Date Read: 08/29/16 Pub Date: 01/31/17 5 STARS Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game . . . Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her… Continue reading Review: Caraval

Author Q & A, Interviews

James W. Ziskin Q&A

When I first came across the Ellie Stone series, I knew it would be a bit of a different read for me. I don't typically read Historical Fiction in the form of mysteries, but I experienced some form of enchantment that I haven't found elsewhere, which leads me to believe that this special combination of… Continue reading James W. Ziskin Q&A