Turkish Delight: Revani

When I began thinking about what food to pair with Nermin Bezmen’s fascinating book Kurt Seyt & Shura, my mind went to to different cuisines: Russian and Turkish. Russian, most of the action occurs in Russia, and Turkish, because the hero and author are both Turkish. Further, the story concludes in Turkey, where the main characters […]

Book Review (and a recipe): Darcy in Wonderland by Alexa Adams

I’m delighted to host a stop on Alexa Adams’ blog tour for her latest novel, Darcy in Wonderland.  Although not a Pride and Prejudice variation, this sweet story introduces us to Jane Austen’s couple some two decades after their marriage, and to their busy family, including the spirited and head-strong Alice. Now, Alice cannot possibly […]

Lemon Squares… and a book review

When I was asked to host a stop on Ginger Monette’s blog tour for Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey, the first question I had was “what did the characters eat?” My initial thoughts of a wounded soldier recovering near his wealthy family’s estate in England involved images of scones and cream teas. I thought of […]