• Writing

    An Interview With Deborah Lawrenson

    An Interview With Deborah Lawrenson, https://karenhugg.com/2018/10/09/death-in-provence, Karen Hugg #novels #mystery #books #authors #DeborahLawrenson #SerenaKent #DeathinProvence

    Deborah Lawrenson is a versatile author who can write humor, mystery, historical fiction, and even espionage. She specializes in secrets, lacing her stories with clues and danger that keeps readers turning pages and asking questions. Her first novels dealt in satire, Hot Gossip, Idol Chatter, and The Moonbathers, before she tackled more serious subjects like World War II and familial relationships in The Art of Falling and 300 Days of Sun. The Lantern is a wonderful retelling of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, only set in the south of France. Her latest, Death in Provence, takes readers on a fun mystery romp. It…

  • Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter, book cover, a book review by Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/10/02/every-single-secret/ #books #EverySingleSecret #EmilyCarpenter #novels #bookreviews
    Books

    Book Review: Every Single Secret

    Last night I stayed up late and finished Emily Carpenter’s outstanding new novel Every Single Secret. It’s a psychological thriller set in Georgia that focuses on an engaged couple, Daphne and Heath, who both have damaged, dark…

  • Paris in a Technicolor Dream - Paris at Night, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/19/paris-at-night #Paris #France #photos #SaadSharif
    On France

    Paris at Night — in a Technicolor Dream

    The photographer Saad Sharif has an amazing ability to capture Paris at night or dusk, setting him apart from other photographers (me included) who’ve photographed Paris. But his work isn’t only special for capturing a dark city…

  • Death in Provence, Serena Kent, Book Review: Death in Provence, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/12/death-in-provence/, #books #novels #bookreview #DeathinProvence #DeborahLawrenson #SerenaKent
    Books

    Death in Provence, a Fun Mystery Romp in France

    The book Death in Provence by Serena Kent (a.k.a. Deborah Lawrenson) offers a fun mystery romp set in France. It centers on Penelope Kite, a British divorcee, who buys an old country house with dreams of renovations and…

  • The Alchemist and Aleksy, Karen Hugg, www.karenhugg.com/category/books #TheAlchemist #PaulCoehlo #cats
    Books

    The Alchemist and Aleksy

    My daughter is reading The Alchemist, a classic by Brazilian writer Paul Coehlo, which tells the tale of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. It’s a mystic story about his adventures that will help you follow your…

  • The Hidden Life of Trees, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/08/trees/, Happy #Caturday! We're Reading About Trees, Karen Hugg, #Caturday #trees #peterwohlleben #books #gardening #environment
    Books

    Happy #Caturday! We’re Reading About Trees.

    My cat Maddie snuggled up to a book I left behind this morning. She’s apparently interested in reading Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees. It’s a wonderful little book that posits stands of trees are like…