Book Review: One Summer In Monte Carlo

by Jennifer Bohnet, narrated by Julia Franklin An Audiobook review by Jackie Houchin   I enjoyed ONE SUMMER IN MONTE CARLO, especially having just visited the Principality in the last few weeks. Jennifer Bohnet brought the setting alive, particularly with the yachts in the harbor, and the set-up and anticipation of the Monaco Grand Prix…

Book Review: Love & Saffron

by Kim Fay,    And narrated by Kimberly Farr, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Bramhall, Maggi-Meg Reed, and the author.   An audiobook review by Jackie Houchin Kim Fay’s LOVE & SAFFRON is heartwarming and a pleasure to read. It’s an epistolary (written in letters) between two women whose friendship grows through the experiences (and recipes) they…

Book Review: This Rough Magic

by Mary Stewart a book review by Jackie Houchin “It’s a rough sort of magic for such as we are – a mere musician, and a couple of players…” I’ve said many times before that “This Rough Magic” by Mary Stewart is my all-time favorite book ever, and after reading it yet again for the…

Book Review: Auntie Poldi and the Vanishing Lions

By Mario Giordano A book review by Jackie Houchin Lists. This book has a lot of lists, short ones, and those that go on for pages, such as the one when Uncle Martino pontificates on an encyclopedia of things he knows while driving his nephew (the narrator) around the island of Sicily. Some lists are…