If Walls Could Talk, Imagine the Stories ‘The Address’ Could Tell [REVIEW]

The Dakota

In The Address, Fiona Davis captures two very disparate stories of love and madness within one of New York City’s most historic addresses, The Dakota. (Photo by Wally Gobetz, Flickr)

Visitors to New York City’s Upper West Side have undoubtedly seen the Dakota, an apartment building which opened back in 1884, back when the landscape was desolate and unpopulated. With its unusual looming rooftop, wrought iron monsters and tall forbidding windows, this historic structure lacks warmth and prods imaginations to run wild. Now, in The Address, Fiona Davis throws open the doors and invites us inside to tell us a haunting tale of love and murder and of two very different women living one hundred years apart.  Read more of this post

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Terror Grips New York City in Catherine Coulter’s ‘Nemesis’ [REVIEW]

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FBI Special Agent Lacey Sherlock returns in Catherine Coulter’s Nemesis. (Photo courtesy FBI)

In Catherine Coulter’s Nemesis, FBI Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock return to deal with simultaneous terrorist attacks that take place on opposite sides of New York City. But how are the events connected? And who is the mastermind behind each crime? Coulter pulls out all the stops in the 19th installment of her FBI Thriller series. Read more of this post

Danielle Steel Redefines Family in ‘The Apartment’ [REVIEW]

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Four very different women become a new kind of family when they share a Hell’s Kitchen loft in Danielle Steel’s THE APARTMENT. (Photo by Delacorte Press)

In Danielle Steel’s latest novel, The Apartment, a loft in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen is home to four vastly different young women who become roommates out of necessity but a family by choice. Read more of this post

Linda Lael Miller’s ‘Christmas In Mustang Creek’ Is More Than Just Holiday Fare [REVIEW]

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Will Charlotte Morgan and hunky veterinarian Jaxon Locke be able to make their romance last?
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With Christmas in Mustang Creek, award-winning novelist Linda Lael Miller has once again written a sweet, believable story about two people looking for love, only to find that bad timing and family responsibilities wreak havoc on their romance.   Read more of this post

Never Forget What Happened On 9/11

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World Trade Center New York 2001 (Photo courtesy Loco Steve, Flickr)

The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 have been weighing heavily on my mind the past few days. I’ve been trying to think about what I could do or say to commemorate the event, to honor those that died. But this morning my fourth grade teacher, Pam Casteel, simply reminded us to truly be present today, to notice everything, and I thought that was a wonderful idea. Read more of this post