Category Archives: Book Recommendations

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Game Quick Facts Title: Deal or Duel Hamilton Game Rating: ★★★ Review As an absolute history lover, I was so excited to receive the Deal or Duel Hamilton Game in the mail. I talked it up to everyone, (friends, family, my cats) before I even got it, hoping to create excitement that would drive them…

Book Review: Manga Art

Book Quick Facts Title: Manga Art Author: Mark Crilley Rating: ★★★★ Review Have you ever looked at a piece of art and wondered what inspired the artist to create it? What technique did they use? What materials? Manga Art by Mark Crilley fulfills an inquisitive art lover’s dreams of getting a behind the scenes look…

Book Review: The Dashwood Sisters Tell All

Book Quick Facts Title: The Dashwood Sisters Tell All Author: Beth Pattillo Rating: ★★1/2 Review Ellen Dodge lives in sensible stretch shorts and the cold hard reality that her true love married someone else ten years ago. Mimi Dodge lives in tight pink miniskirts and the arms of this week’s doomed romance. The sisters share nothing…

Book Review: The Painter’s Daughter

Book Quick Facts Title: The Painter’s Daughter Author: Julie Klassen Rating: ★★★★ Review Sophie feels sure that handsome, wealthy, Wesley Overtree will marry her when she tells him about their child. Yet, she never gets the chance to speak those words and watch as joy and love fill his eyes. Instead, she finds his artist…

Book Review: Belgravia by Julian Fellowes

Book Quick Facts Title: Belgravia Author: Julian Fellowes Rating: ★★★ Review Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia introduces us to a familiar world where Young Queen Victoria has just recently taken the throne. Aristocrats remain firmly on top of the social world. Servants still scurry to do their backbreaking work for little pay and even less dignity. And…

Book Review: Reading People by Anne Bogel

Title: Reading People Author: Anne Bogel Rating: ★★1/2 Personality tests! They’re as old as click-bait on the internet…okay, they’re hundreds of years older than that actually. In Anne Bogel’s Reading People, she goes over some of the best-known personality theory frameworks and from where they come. She also shows how understanding them, and thereby yourself,…

3 Books for Northanger Abbey Lovers | Jane Austen Mystery Novels

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Do you love Jane Austen’s novel Northanger Abbey? I do. I mean, who doesn’t love a good mystery novel set in Regency England? If you do too, then check out these amazing Jane Austen meets Mystery/Suspense novels! Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale Plot Recently divorced, thirty something Charlotte Kinder…

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Hi! My name is Ellie Dashwood and I am an artist, illustrator and photographer who lives in beautiful Southern Utah.Welcome to my blog where I post about art, life and literature!

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