The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives [Read More...]

“Now that I found Happy Catholic Bookshelf yesterday, I am spending time there to reduce stress.”

It was at our Catholic women’s book club. I just finished saying that I wasn’t reading the news much because it made me so stressed. A pal casually tossed in the statement above. I looked at her and said, “Oh, thank you!” She looked at me in obvious surprise. I said, “That’s my blog, you [Read More...]

An Enchanting New “Classic” Fairy Story: The Hidden Princess by Stephanie Angelini

The Hidden Princess by Stephanie Angelini My rating: 5 of 5 stars A thousand days walk from here, all made in lefts, there was some time ago a young kingdom and a younger King. Even the mountains of the kingdom were young — sharp and callow and reaching, with a forest thick and thieves and [Read More...]


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