New Read – Elmina’s Fire by Linda Carleton

Book Summary: What happens when a troubled young woman dares to follow the stirrings of her soul in turbulent times? Elmina begins life with a troubled childhood in a medieval French town―a childhood that turns her into a spiritually seeking young woman who dares to follow the stirrings of her soul. Her idealism and love […]

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Harold Hardscrabble by G.D. Dess

Story Summary Harold Hardscrabble, by G. D. Dess, captures the feelings of frustration and helplessness that many of us experience in our daily lives. These sentiments are embodied in the contemplative, quietly charming protagonist, Harold, who, like Walter Mitty, lives largely in his own world of thoughts and dreams. We follow Harold’s transformation from a […]

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Vanessa White on life after The Saturdays – BBC News

Inside, Vanessa’s producers are ready and waiting, sorting through various tracks they’re hoping she might choose for her forthcoming EP. But first, the singer has a confession: “I’ve got a sore throat and I’m a bit hung over.” It doesn’t seem to matter. If anything, the consensus is that a husky voice is better for […]

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