Full Bloom by Judith Arnold

A high-stress environment, as well as a warring family, should not have had me chuckling to myself in between. But chuckling I was. This is a very believable story of a wealthy and hardworking Jewish family. They have three generations working together (which under any circumstances would be a tough thing to carry out smoothly).… Continue reading Full Bloom by Judith Arnold

Fantasy, Young Adult/Children

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

I have seen this book featured on many, many blogs in the past year or so and never actually did anything about it. I have always been a fan of retold fairytales. I remember writing a few myself in a short-lived creative writing class, I took one summer in high school. I did not realise… Continue reading Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly