Saving the Best for Last | The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie

Pardon me. I'm just feeling a bit emotional right now. I've officially finished the Mistresses of Versailles series by Sally Christie. Now when book bloggers write discussion posts about series, I can brag that I've read THREE series from start to finish and then offer my opinion on whatever it is they're really writing about. [...]

Four Reasons Why You Should Read the Mistresses of Versailles Series by Sally Christie

If you've read Books & Tea longer than a minute, you will know two things: I'm worse than you at reading series. Unless you are a non-reader; then I suppose you are worse by default. (Seriously though. I'm really bad.) Despite my lack of follow through with book series, I'm obsessed with the Mistresses of Versailles [...]

For Your Favorite Foodie | The Memory of Lemon by Judith Fertig

February is almost over, and I've only finished three books so far. With the exception of the Mermaids of Lake Michigan by Suzanne Kamata, which I devoured in two sittings, I find myself trudging through every book I pick up. Take for example the Memory of Lemon by Judith Fertig- it's a relatively short book [...]

My New Library Still Rubber Stamps the Due Dates On All of the Books

I think the thing that surprised me most about my local library was how many people were there. Then again, in a village of about 3,000 people, what else is there to do on a Saturday morning in the middle of January? This particular Saturday was "balmy"-- overcast and nearly 50 degrees. I would have [...]

Four Reasons Why I Would Never Want to Live During the 1800s| Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina

Have you ever been asked the question, "If you could go back in time and live, which year/decade/century would you choose"? After reading Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina, I can, with certainty, tell you that I wouldn't want to live in America during the 1850s and 1880s. Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina Released: July 2016 Publisher: [...]

And the Award for Best Characters Goes to…|The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness by Maddie Dawson

I may have over-committed myself this October. I had these grand plans to devour a collection of spooky novels and write all about them, but instead I found myself in a bit of a reading rut after abandoning three books back to back to back. I can't decide if the books were particularly uninteresting to [...]

I Had Hoped for a Boarding School Novel but was Taken on a Wild Ride Instead | Deliver Her by Patricia Perry Donovan

I may have hyper-focused on the portion of the synopsis that mentions that Alex Carmody is shipped off to the Birches, a boarding school in New Hampshire. That coupled with a beautiful cover of a young woman standing in what I perceived to be the campus of a boarding school in the middle of Autumn [...]