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Book Journeys – Cornwall

Oh PEOPLE!!! I just finished Roseanna White’s first book in her Shadows over England series – A Name Unknown – and I do believe we ALL need to take a trip to Cornwall. (You can read my review here.) Besides ‘visiting’ Cornwall through Doc Martin, Ladies in Lavender, and the FABULOUS 1995 version of Sense… Continue reading Book Journeys – Cornwall

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Book Journeys – Vienna

I love to travel, whether through my imagination in a book or in real life. Well, Rachel McMillan’s newest novel takes us to the beautiful city of Vienna – and now I want to go there for real. Since I can’t hop on a plane at this moment, with the handy dandy help of our… Continue reading Book Journeys – Vienna

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Book Journeys – Arabia

  Arabia… What do you think of? Before reading The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon, I could only pull images from movies I’d seen (Hildago being one of my favorites).  Sarah’s beautiful novel reintroduces me to a world and culture quite different than my own, so let’s learn a little more about this landscape, beautiful… Continue reading Book Journeys – Arabia

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Book Journeys – Australia

Australia!! The first things that come to mind for me are: Kangaroos Hugh Jackman Sandy shores Nicole Kidman Opera house Koalas Tony Atwood And Thor (I know. Weird) Plus, a whole slew of amazing people I’ve gotten to know through the writing process, like Karen Schravemade, Ian Acheson, Katie Donovan, Lucy Nel, Timmy Cleary, and… Continue reading Book Journeys – Australia

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Book Journeys – Roanoke

I loved getting to return to my home state in Joanne Bischof’s beautiful novel, The Lady and The Lionheart. In Bischof’s excellent story of romance and redemption, the characters remain in the small city of Roanoke, Virginia for most of the book. Roanoke is a beautiful little city located in the Roanoke Valley in the southwestern… Continue reading Book Journeys – Roanoke

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Book Journeys – Reality TV Style   

I just finished fellow Alleycat and dear friend, Krista Phillips's upcoming novel The Engagement Plot and people... It was SO MUCH FUN!!! I’ll let you read the blurb HERE – but today on Book Journeys we’re going to travel to various places that the characters visit in the book. If you do not know, it’s… Continue reading Book Journeys – Reality TV Style   

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Book Journeys – Belmont Mansion

Known for its musical history, Nashville is a city with, not only a song or two, but a rich story. Home of our nation’s 7th president, Andrew Johnson, as well as the reputed ‘birthplace of country music’, Nashville offers a wide range of opportunities for a journey.   But since we’re celebrating Tamera Alexander’s newest… Continue reading Book Journeys – Belmont Mansion

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Book Journeys – Historic Villages

I finished reading Becky Wade’s newest novel, True to You, last week which features a historic village that the heroine owns, so I thought it would be cool to feature a few historic villages in the U.S. to celebrate keeping history alive 😊 I haven’t visited most of these, but I’d LOVE to, because you… Continue reading Book Journeys – Historic Villages

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Book Journeys – St. Louis

Named after the famed king of France, Louis IX, St. Louis is a glittering city on the Missouri River. Most notable for The Gateway Arch, it’s baseball team (Cardinals, in case you don’t know), and, in my opinion, its pizza!! Yum! St. Louis’ history included lots of paternal confusion First, it belonged to France, then… Continue reading Book Journeys – St. Louis

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Book Journeys – The Biltmore – Gardens

On this day, 119 years ago, George and Edith Vanderbilt married in a service in France. After their four-month long honeymoon, George brought his bride (called by many of the Appalachian natives ‘a princess’) back home to his estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. I can’t even imagine what Edith’s first thoughts… Continue reading Book Journeys – The Biltmore – Gardens