Outlander Superlatives: Episode 403 – The False Bride

THE MACKENZIES  ARE HERE!!! Sorry, I’ve been waiting a while to say that. In what is already a fantastic season of Outlander, “The False Bride” is my favorite episode so far. Jamie is emotional. Claire is Claire. ROGER AND BREE ARE BACK!!!! Again, sorry. I’ve just really missed them. We have a lot to cover, … More Outlander Superlatives: Episode 403 – The False Bride

Outlander Superlatives: Episode 402 – Do No Harm

Jamie and Claire have made it to River Run, and in true Fraser fashion, they have MADE THEIR PRESENCE KNOWN, SIR. Tackling the horrors of slavery, Outlander episode 402, “Do No Harm”, was hard to digest. It was ugly and painful and a lot to process, as it needed to be. And while the Frasers have the … More Outlander Superlatives: Episode 402 – Do No Harm

Outlander Superlatives: Episode 401 – America the Beautiful

It’s official, clan: Droughtlander is OVER!!! It seems like an eternity since we last saw the Frasers making out on that deserted beach in Georgia, but they’re finally back! And they’ve made their way to North Carolina! And Jamie is wearing a tricorn like it’s nobody’s business! As happy as I am that Outlander is … More Outlander Superlatives: Episode 401 – America the Beautiful

The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller: As Warm, Winning and Wonderful as They Come

It’s official: I’m packing up and moving to Guthrie, Vermont! Okay, so I can’t actually move to Guthrie because, well, it’s fictional, but after reading Louise Miller’s debut novel, The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living, two years ago, I fell truly, madly in love with everything about the quaint little town. Now, with her … More The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller: As Warm, Winning and Wonderful as They Come

Fall in Love with Paula McLain’s Love and Ruin

Seven years ago, I fell in madly in love with Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife. It was exquisitely written, stocked with complicated and memorable characters, and it tapped into the first marriage of my literary main squeeze, Ernest Hemingway. I loved McLain’s rich blend of history and imagination and how it resulted in a gorgeous … More Fall in Love with Paula McLain’s Love and Ruin

A Moveable Feast: Moving and Memorable in Every Way

“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast This quote from Hemingway has always been one of my favorites, and it feels especially fitting today as I return … More A Moveable Feast: Moving and Memorable in Every Way

Kristy Woodson Harvey’s The Secret to Southern Charm: Too Good to be Kept a Secret

Quick—someone get me a tissue, a hug, and a big ol’ glass of sweet tea. The Murphy women of Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series are back, and they are bringing along all of the feelings. Following last summer’s stunning Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm transports us back to the quaint … More Kristy Woodson Harvey’s The Secret to Southern Charm: Too Good to be Kept a Secret