“The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir”, by Jennifer Ryan

Set in England during WWII, “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir” focuses on the war’s impact on a small group of women as told through fictitious journal entries and letters to family and friends. Continue reading


“Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore”, by Matthew Sullivan

Lydia works at a large, independent bookstore in Denver. She’s extremely compassionate, especially toward the “sad men” who populate the bookstore (if you’ve spent any time at all in an urban Barnes and Noble, you’ll be familiar with this type of customer). One night, one of these “sad men”, Joey, kills himself in the bookstore and leaves behind clues that surprisingly tie him to Lydia’s troubled past. Continue reading

“Still Life”, by Louise Penny

“Still Life” is the first book in Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. She’s now up to Book 13, so this was published awhile ago. Since I typically like to start a series at the beginning, I checked out “Still Life”, and now I’m pleased to say that I have 12 more books in this wonderful series that I’m looking forward to reading. Continue reading