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More Mystery Men and Women of Santa Lucia

Hi there, guys and dolls! Here’s a continuation of my who’s who of Santa Lucia, finishing up with some of the fine folks listed in my third novel, A NATE TO REMEMBER. Nathan Reed – Otherwise known as “Nate,” the … Continue reading

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Get In with the In Crowd

Hi there, guys and dolls! You know, it’s been so much fun getting to know so many new friends and readers. All this mixing and mingling with my long time chums is such a blast. Carrying on this week, I’m … Continue reading

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The Whole Danged Family

Hi there, guys and dolls! Everyone hanging in there? Well, I’ve been a busy bee, mixing, mingling and making new friends and readers, too! That makes yours truly giddily happy. So for this week we’re going to do things just … Continue reading

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For your Reading Pleasure

Hi there, guys and dolls! How’s your week going? Looking for something to read? Yours truly has a great suggestion for you. One of my favorite 20th century novelists is Elizabeth Jane Howard. Now I’ve mentioned her Cazalet series as … Continue reading

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Time for Some Delightfully Gentle Reading

Hi there, guys and dolls! Are you all hanging in there? Good, I know you can. Now yours truly is quite comfortable in my lovely nifty fifties world, but I understand that in your modern day life there is a … Continue reading

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Love, Italian Style

Hi there, guys and dolls! Getting ready to spend a wild weekend, hunkered down in your book fort? For this week’s raves n faves, I’ve got some great suggestions for some wonderful reading by one of my favorite authors, Adriana … Continue reading

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Looks Like I Lost the Plot

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, don’t that beat all. I’ve been bamboozled, hangdogged and hogtied. No, and it wasn’t very fun, at all flirty or fantabulous! Let me give you the skinny on the latest. It all started last … Continue reading

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Oh the Romance, Oh the Suspense

Hi there, guys and dolls! One of my favorite days is here. Why, that would be Raves n Faves Thursday, of course. This week I’ve got some great reads by one of the best 20th century authors, Mary Stewart. Now … Continue reading

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Miss Silver is such an Interesting Gal

Hi there guys and dolls! Say, Thursday just crept up like that, and I’ve got a great Raves n Faves blog for you today. I can’t think of a better thing to do on the weekend than curling up with … Continue reading

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Entertainment for Busy Hands

Hi there, guys and dolls! Welcome to Thursday. Bet you never thought it would get here, did you? And do I have some great Raves n Faves for your listening pleasure. I love radio plays, and isn’t BBC a wonderful … Continue reading

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