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Have you seen The Gleaners? Did you know that Madame Pommery donated this French masterpiece to the Louvre when it was in danger of being purchased by an American? This is a detail that Dorette Snover, Author picked up from Madame Pommery, Creator of Brut Champagne-- and I LOVE that she understood the significance of this seemingly unrelated act! Thank you for the blog and your review Dorette. They mean so much!
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Madame Pommery and The Gleaners — Dorette E. SnoverDo you know this well-known painting by JEAN-FRANCOIS MILLET? Do you like it? There is so much that I didn’t know about it. I didn’t have a clue. I thought it was about gleaning. But turns out I w...
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Rebecca Rosenberg Novels, it was a great pleasure to read your fabulous novel, Madame Pommery! I love that little twist that she made something exquisite but in the end, her heart was there for the little guy, too! 🌻
I'm in the middle of this new novel by Hope Gibbs Author. Here is a great review from Mary Helen Sheriff, Author. Mine to come shortly! Deception, Grief, Old romances. Delicious!Book review alert! Read When the Grass Grows Blue by Hope Gibbs Cummiskey
First here's the synopsis: Penny Crenshaw’s divorce and her husband’s swift remarriage to a much younger woman have been hot topics around Atlanta’s social circles. After a year of enduring the cruel gossip, Penny leaps from the frying pan into the fire by heading back to Kentucky to settle her grandmother’s estate.
Reluctantly, Penny travels to her hometown of Camden, knowing she will be stirring up all the ghosts from her turbulent childhood. But not all her problems stem from a dysfunctional family. One of Penny’s greatest sources of pain lives just down the street: Bradley Hitchens, her childhood best friend, the keeper of her darkest secrets, and the boy who shattered her heart.
As Penny struggles with sorting through her grandmother’s house and her own memories, a colorful group of friends drifts back into her life, reminding her of the unique warmth, fellowship, and romance that only the Bluegrass state can provide. Now that fate has forced Penny back, she must either let go of the scars of her past or risk losing a second chance at love. Can she learn to live an unbridled life?
Now, my review:
Penny Crenshaw had me on her side from page one. She's a very relatable, lovable character. The contrast between her wealthy life in Atlanta and her upbringing in a small Kentucky town—both very southern and very different—added texture to the story. The romance that develops between her and Bradley is a fun ride. It's hard to believe this is a debut novel. I look forward to future books by Hope Gibbs. If you like romance and the South, you'll love this book!
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Thank you so much!💙💙
It’s on my TBR.
I have a copy on my bookshelf. I cannot wait to read it.
So excited for Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly by Marie Bostwick -- great message that there is more than one way to succeed at life!