Book Review: The Palace of Tears

By , September 22, 2005

Palace of Tears

by Alev Lytle Croutier, 2000

Who was she, the mystery woman in the painting? He was consumed by her. Casimir de Chateauneuf was a man with everything, but he was bored with his life. His thoughts turned to nothing but her. He had to find her and so Casimir left his home, his family and everything he knew to travel to a distant land to find his love. In a far off place, she dreamed of a man who dreamed of her, and so she waited for her love to find her. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along” begins the magical journey that is Alev Lytle Croutier’s book, The Palace of Tears. This slim volume is an enchanting tale of two people destined to find one another.

-Karen

Book Review: Cover The Butter

By , September 22, 2005

Cover the Butter
by Carrie Kabak

Kate Cadogan has always done what was expected of her. She tried to be the perfect daughter that her mother wanted, she married the man her parents approved of and became a devoted mother to her son. Somewhere along the way Kate lost herself.

Cover the Butter by Carrie Kabak takes a humorous look at what happens when forty-something Kate realizes that her perfect life is not so perfect; her mother is controlling, her husband cares more about sports than he does for Kate and her child is growing up and no longer needs her. Discover what happens when Kate realizes that it is time for her to find the girl that she once was and start again. Cover the Butter is an entertaining story about a woman reclaiming her dreams and herself.

- Karen

Book Review: How to Kill a Rock Star

By , September 22, 2005

How to Kill a Rock Star
by Tiffanie DeBartolo

This book is chic-lit for the rock n roll girl…

Eliza moves to New York to write for a music mag.  She rooms with budding “Rock God” Paul Hudson, the singer and songwriter for Bananafish. Eliza’s brother happens to play bass for Paul’s band, and knows Paul’s history with women.  He warns Paul to stay away from his sister.  But the roommates are instantly attracted – and a romance ensues.

Filled with sexy, dramatic, edgy situations, Tiffanie Debartolo’s sophomore effort does not disappoint if you’re looking for a quirky romance.  Add the realistic look at a young band’s struggle to rise above the evils of the music industry and you feel like you’re inside an episode of VH1’s Behind the Music.

If you like HTKARS, try DeBartolo’s 1st book God-Shaped Hole, which she dedicated to the late, great Jeff Buckley.
-Crystal

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