Author Archives: dianeledet

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008

5 Stars 2019

Here’s my list of favorite reads during 2019! Many are not new, but in my estimation, great reads. I appreciate your continued patronage and send best wishes for a happy holiday season and peaceful New Year. The Late George Apley … Continue reading

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That’s Hollywood

The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian is a fictional novel with a lot of action. Set in California during the McCarthy era, its main character Roxanne goes against many 1950’s conventions by opening her own agency for aspiring Hollywood screenwriters. … Continue reading

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The Apple from the Tree

American Princess: A novel of first daughter Alice Roosevelt by Stephanie Marie Thornton is a well researched book about President Theodore Roosevelt’s first child who led a very colorful life. Alice’s mother died only two days after giving birth leaving … Continue reading

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Expendable Lives

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff  is a historical fiction novel set during and after World War II. It begins in New York near Grand Central Station where an unknown woman has been hit and killed by an … Continue reading

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U-Turn

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout was a sequel novel I looked forward to with great anticipation. Unfortunately, it left me feeling disgusted. I say this because this short story collection includes some content about the prickly Olive Kitterage, but it … Continue reading

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Finding Truth

The Riddle and the Knight: In search of Sir John Mandeville by Giles Milton is a non-fiction book published in 1996. This is another library book sale discovery which, quite frankly, left me amazed. Milton, a British journalist, discovered Mandeville’s … Continue reading

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Breaking the Rules

The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton: A Biography by Connie N. Wooldridge is a YA book, but due to its content, I’m a bit surprised. I found this at a library book sale and brought it home because I’ve read and … Continue reading

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