Review: The Heart’s Invisible Furies

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My Rating: 5/5 – There are very few characters that you really become attached to and feel like you’ve witnessed grow up in front of your very eyes.  Those characters stick with you like childhood friends; you think of them from time to time, things that happen in your everyday life remind you of them and make you smile to yourself.  For me those characters are Anne (Anne with an E!), the Sweet Valley twins (maybe not brag-worthy, but I don’t gotta lie to kick it!) Laura from Little House on the Prairie, the sisters from Little Women and of course Harry, Ron and Hermione – and now Cyril Avery falls in those ranks.  This book was charming and heart breaking and timely and classic and endearing and everything you need from a book all rolled up in one.  I won’t forget this book any time soon, and for that it deserves my highest rating. Continue reading Review: The Heart’s Invisible Furies

Still Life and the Chief Inspector Gamache novels by Louise Penny

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I’ll be brief because I know Still Life is not new news: I’m late to this party and I feel like I’ve only just started my journey with Louise Penny in to Three Pines and beyond, but I just had to share my delight with this book and my excitement to read the rest of this series!  This might be the first murder mystery that has prompted me to use the word “cozy” when describing it to my friends.  This was a great whodunnit without a lot of disturbing gore or horror added in to the mix which seems to have been just enough of a mystery for me mixed with homey vibes to keep me coming back for more – I’ve now committed to reading the entire series which is 13 books (so far!) so no small feat.  Join me, won’t you? Continue reading Still Life and the Chief Inspector Gamache novels by Louise Penny