Category: Laurie Alice Eakes


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Laurie Alice Eakes

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Laurie Alice Eakes

Posted June 5, 2017 / 55 Comments

It is always a pleasure to chat with Laurie Alice Eakes, and today you get to eavesdrop! “Eakes has a charming way of making her novels come to life without being over the top,” writes Romantic Times of  bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes. As a child, Eakes began to […]


Book Review: My Enemy My Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes

Book Review: My Enemy My Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes

Posted October 31, 2016 / 7 Comments

The sea is Deirdre MacKenzie’s home, and the crew of her father’s Baltimore clipper is the only family she loves. She’s happier wearing breeches and climbing the rigging of the Maid of Alexandria than donning a dress and learning to curtsy. But when the War of 1812 erupts, the ship […]


Around the World in Books: England

Around the World in Books: England

Posted July 21, 2016 / 52 Comments

  Hello ladies and lords! After this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post on Books Set Outside the U.S. – in which I purposely left out England too – a couple of my dear reading friends still bemoaned England’s absence.  I am nothing if not accommodating, but it really needed its […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Posted February 2, 2016 / 71 Comments

This week’s topic has several possible variations but I’m choosing to talk about my favorite historical settings. You know, those periods of history whose mere mention in a book blurb has your radar engaged and your interest piqued.



Review: The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes

Review: The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes

Posted December 14, 2015 / 5 Comments

Laurie Alice Eakes quite simply has a way with words… and with characters. I was delighted to see these strengths just as evident in The Mountain Midwife, her first contemporary novel, as in her historicals. The fact that characters in The Mountain Midwife descended from characters in two of her historical series made it just all the more thrilling for a book adorer like me.


Top Ten Tuesday: My Auto-Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday: My Auto-Buy Authors

Posted August 18, 2015 / 97 Comments

I must confess – today’s topic (also known as – If you write it, I will read it) stresses me out.  Why? Because I have SO MANY AUTHORS on my I-will-read-whatever-they-write list.  I can’t possibly narrow it down to ten.  (Next confession: My budget doesn’t allow for a lot of […]