The Last Garden in England

The Last Garden in England

Gardeners, historians, Downton Abbey devotees, and Anglophiles will love The Last Garden in England for those reasons alone. But this novel by Julia Kelly is far more. It is the three different generations of main characters in 1907, 1944, and 2021 woven together by...
Epiphany

Epiphany

While Christian manger scenes usually feature the three Wise Men at the stable where Jesus had just been born, the Christian church believes differently. The often present camel reminds viewers the Magi came from Persia, India, and Arabia—all far from Bethlehem. Thus...
A Surprising Page Turner

A Surprising Page Turner

I’m not a devotee of essays and I’d never heard of Brian Doyle. But when my almost-cousin Genie said I must read Doyles’ new book of said essays, I knew she could be trusted. And, boy, could she!  A distinguished novelist honored by the American Academy of Arts and a...