Posts Tagged ‘Southern life’

Book Review: The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square

October 20th, 2009 2 comments

519tNSmiuiL._SL160_By Rosina Lippi
G.P Putnam’s Sons ©2008 | Hardback 351pgs

Two guarded souls come together in the beginning pages of The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square. When John Dodge first meets Julia Darrow, he is immediately intrigued by her choice of wardrobe. Julia, owner of Lambert Square’s upscale bedding boutique, Cocoon, requires all employees (herself included) to wear pajamas to work. Dodge soon learns that these pajama-wearing ladies are just a few of the Southern eccentrics that people the shopping area of Lambert Square, and the town of Lamb’s Corner in general.

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Book Review: The Plunder Room

September 22nd, 2009 No comments

The Plunder RoomBy John Jeter
Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press ©2009 | Hardback 295pgs

Central to The Plunder Room are four generations of men in the Duncan family. The patriarch, Colonel Edward Duncan has just passed on, and his grandson Randol is now tasked with upholding the family honor. “Like virginity…Once you lose…your honor, it’s gone…forever.” With this responsibility, comes a skeleton key to an upstairs bedroom. Among the rumored ghosts, The Plunder Room holds the Colonel’s entire history, stuffed into U.S. Army footlockers. But succeeding generations have done much to tarnish the family honor, and Randol is unsure if he is up to the task.

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