Book Review: The State We’re In – by Anne Beattie

Our readers know my love affair with all things New England. I was fortunate to spend time hiking the lakes and mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire.  Growing up I spent summers by the sea on coastal Rhode Island, Cape Cod and her islands, and along the craggy coast of Maine, where I dug for clams. Now I...

Book review: Summer Secrets by Jane Greer

I love Nantucket. Although I lived for a summer on the vineyard and many summers on the sugar white sands of old Cape Cod, Nantucket has been one of my most magical island escapes since I was 5 years old and my dad took my picture on Easy Street. Author Jane Greer, and I have much in common besides a love...

Book Review: “Here’s to Us”

Here’s to Us. A new novel by Elin HilderbrandAlthough I once spent a long summer on Martha’s Vineyard, I love Nantucket. The salty air, gray weathered “cottages,” beach roses, sugar white sand and fried clams never grow old despite the summer crowds.Similar to the story of celebrity...

Why the right book reviews are So Important for Authors

When Maralyn and I review books for Success, we are fair and positive. We leave space for readers to add their own reactions and opinions. When seeking reviewers for our books, it was important to select experts in their fields of food, travel and marketing, with successful results. We are sharing the...

Book Review: Mystery Writers and Recipes

Since I love mysteries and food, this is an  ideal book about two favorite subjects. Several usual suspects reveal their special recipes. Our team appreciates flavorful food with few ingredients, so many of the recipes inspired me to try them or to invent a new twist. You can read about my spin on Chuck...

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