Still Me by Jojo Moyes – And Why Louisa Clark is Still (and Always) With Me

You are scored on my heart, Clark. When Will Traynor wrote those famous words to Louisa Clark at the end of Me Before You, I pretty much cried, “Mine too, Will! MINE TOO!” Well, let’s be honest. I pretty much cried—and cried and cried and cried—into oblivion, but then I cried, “Mine too!” because Louisa … More Still Me by Jojo Moyes – And Why Louisa Clark is Still (and Always) With Me

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb: A Gorgeous Read Any Time of Year

Confession time: I’ve had a hard time letting go of Christmas this year. I still have a few lingering holiday decorations hanging up that I’m now calling “winter flair” and I’m deeply mourning the end of my Candy Cane Milanos. (How will I ever wait another ELEVEN MONTHS for them to come back?!) I love … More Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb: A Gorgeous Read Any Time of Year

Allison Winn Scotch’s Between Me and You: A Great Story From Beginning To End (And End to Beginning)

I have a lot to thank Brandon Flowers for. He fronts my favorite band, writes anthems that cut right to the heart, and puts on just about the greatest show imaginable. I adore Brandon Flowers, and now I adore him even more because his gorgeous song “Between Me and You” inspired Allison Winn Scotch to … More Allison Winn Scotch’s Between Me and You: A Great Story From Beginning To End (And End to Beginning)

Claire Cook Unleashes More Fun with Must Love Dogs: A Howliday Tail

The stockings are hung, the tree is up, we’ve seen our first snowfall, and I’ve gone A LITTLE OVERBOARD with doggie Christmas outfits. That can only mean one thing: The howlidays are here!! Wait, did I just say howlidays? That must be because I just finished the puptastic 6th installment of Claire Cook’s Must Love … More Claire Cook Unleashes More Fun with Must Love Dogs: A Howliday Tail

The Other Alcott: An Extraordinary Read About an Extraordinary Woman

Growing up as a book lover in New England, there was no one I revered more than Louisa May Alcott. With Little Women, she gave me a favorite book, a set of characters I’d love for life, and the belief that one day I too could become a writer. As I got older and dipped … More The Other Alcott: An Extraordinary Read About an Extraordinary Woman

Bookish Chat: Dishing on Writing and Baking with Louise Miller

Sometimes you pick up a book and fall in love with everything about it. You want to move to the town where it takes place, live alongside its characters, and eat whatever they’re eating. That happened to me when I read Louise Miller’s The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living, a true gem of a … More Bookish Chat: Dishing on Writing and Baking with Louise Miller

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman: Spellbinding in Every Way

I’ve always believed in magic. My dog gives me a look, and through no control of my own, I find myself handing over a cookie. A rainstorm clears, and suddenly, there’s a giant double rainbow. I pick up a book, and through words on paper, I’m instantly transported to another time and place, immersed in … More The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman: Spellbinding in Every Way

The Ideal Season for “The Blackbird Season” by Kate Moretti

If summer is the time to lounge on the beach with a book that makes you laugh, I think of fall as the ideal season to curl up with a blanket, a toasty mug of something delicious, and a book that might just send a chill up your spine. That’s why I love reading Daphne … More The Ideal Season for “The Blackbird Season” by Kate Moretti

The Dog Year by Ann Garvin: For Dog People and Human People Alike

There are very few things I know for sure, but this I can say with complete certainty: Life can be hard, but dogs have a way of making things better. There’s something almost magical about the healing powers of a cold nose, silky ears, and a good old-fashioned cuddle, and that’s all beautifully rendered in … More The Dog Year by Ann Garvin: For Dog People and Human People Alike