There’s a reason why World War II-era historical fiction is so popular, and why it’s my very favorite. Timeless tales of heroism, tragedy, heartbreak, and love are stories that always leave a mark on me, and Judithe Little’s debut novel, Wickwythe Hall, undoubtedly has. Wickwythe Hall introduces us to three unforgettable characters, brought together by … More Wickwythe Hall by Judithe Little: Love, Loss, and the Anguish of War
Book Perfume is three years old today! I don’t know about you, but I think this calls for a cupcake. When I started this blog, I knew that I wanted to call it Book Perfume. I knew that I wanted to talk about the books and authors and characters that I love. I knew that … More OMG – Book Perfume is THREE!
It’s been a week full of Hemingway here at Book Perfume, and I’ve gotta tell you, friends, that’s my kind of week. I shared my love letter to Papa and relived the story from my teen years about the woman who tried to talk me out of reading a “boy book.” We played Love Connection … More Celebrate Hemingway’s Birthday and Read
Talk about an intense game! Round three of our hunky competition came right down to the buzzer with a lot of back and forth in the final moments. Well, for two of our three matchups. Poor Rhett Butler had a tough go of it against JAMMF. But the good news for Rhett and all of … More March Hunkness: THE WILD CARD
I love Elizabeth Gilbert. Whether she’s eating, praying and loving, writing beautiful historical fiction about botany, or just being super inspiring on Oprah, I gobble her words right up. When she announced earlier this year that she was working on a book all about creativity, I basically danced with joy like Balki Bartokomous and Cousin … More Big Magic: A Magically Creative Read
October has been quite the month for Adriana Trigiani. Her new novel, All the Stars in the Heavens, has just been released, and her beautifully gorgeous adaptation of Big Stone Gap has finally reached the big screen. (Written and directed by her. It’s fantastic. You have to see it.) To keep the party going—and because … More Literary Hunk of October: Jack Mac
Some might say I’m a bit of a royal enthusiast. Like any sane person, I woke up at 3 a.m. on April 29, 2011, made my tray of tea and shortbread and watched the hours of pre-ceremony activity leading up to the wedding of the century. I have the Kate and William paper dolls (don’t … More The Royal We: Everything I Love in One Pretty Package
If you’ve ever read this blog, you’ll know that I’m a bit of a Little Women fanatic. I love the March sisters, and as a book nerd growing up in New England, Louisa May Alcott has always been one of my heroes. When I was in grad school, what started out as archival research on … More Little Woman in Blue: A Novel of May Alcott — And a Giveaway!
It’s Book Perfume’s Blogiversary! Cupcakes for everyone! One year ago today, I launched Book Perfume with a post about one of my favorite literary hunks, Professor Friedrich Bhaer, and I wondered if anyone would even read it or if I would be like Brick Heck with his fontcast. In some respects, I can’t believe it’s … More Book Perfume’s 1st Blogiversary!