Book Review: At the Edge of the Orchard

Synopsis from Goodreads: 1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck - in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple… Continue reading Book Review: At the Edge of the Orchard


Book Review: The Witch Hunter

Synopsis from Goodreads: A bestselling author’s wife has been found dead in a gorgeous black evening gown, sitting at the head of a formally set dinner table. Her most chilling feature—her face is frozen in a ghastly smile.At first it seems as though a deranged psychopath is reenacting the gruesome murders from The Witch Hunter,… Continue reading Book Review: The Witch Hunter

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101 Things in 1001 Days: September 2021

It's been a month since I started the 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge and I've started several of the items on the challenge list and even finished up a few. If you'd like to keep track with me, I've got the entire list I'm updating as I go here on the blog, or you… Continue reading 101 Things in 1001 Days: September 2021


Book Review: The Whistling Season

Synopsis from Goodreads: "Can't cook but doesn't bite." So begins the newspaper ad offering the services of an "A-1 housekeeper, sound morals, exceptional disposition" that draws the hungry attention of widower Oliver Milliron in the fall of 1909. And so begins the unforgettable season that deposits the noncooking, nonbiting, ever-whistling Rose Llewellyn and her font-of-knowledge… Continue reading Book Review: The Whistling Season


Book Review: A Witch in Time

Synopsis from Goodreads: A young woman in Belle Epoque France is cursed to relive a doomed love affair through many lifetimes, as both troubled muse and frustrated artist.In 1895, sixteen-year-old Juliet LaCompte has a passionate, doomed romance with the married Parisian painter Auguste Marchant. When her mother — a witch — botches a curse on… Continue reading Book Review: A Witch in Time

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September Plans

I normally would have a WIP Wednesday post here but since I've knit a whopping 6 rounds on my Bronwyn sweater since I've been focusing on finishing up the Foss sweater (which is done - more on that on Friday!), I thought I'd outline my plans for September here. As we edge closer to fall,… Continue reading September Plans