Episode nineteen: Witches and journeys and tears, oh my!

Episode Nineteen: Witches and journeys and tears, oh my!

In this episode, we talk about our latest reads and Indie authors.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Leigh

Books mentioned

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
*Leigh’s read

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater-vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out thetruth about his wife’s secret life before they met– a journey that leads him to find hope, healing, and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.

Bright Side by Kim Holden
*Jackie’s read

Kate Sedgwick has endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic– her best friend calls her Bright Side. Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted … and doesn’t believe in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks. They both feel it, but they each have a reason to fight it. They each have a secret. And when secrets are revealed …


The Library of Light and Shadow by M.J. Rose
*Mary’s read

Sought by society patrons who admire her ability to create stunning “shadow portraits” revealing her subjects’ most scandalous secrets, a mystical artist in 1925 Manhattan renounces her gift in the wake of a tragedy and flees to southern France, where she confronts toxic people from her past.