Author Archives: Maria Logan Montgomery

About Maria Logan Montgomery

Maria lives with her husband and Maltese dog, "C.C." in central Florida. She is an avid gardener, history buff, prolific reader, public health educator, grant writer, artist, photographer, former part-time university faculty, and former consultant to non-profit organizations.

You Never Know What You’ll Find While Sipping Coffee in a Bookstore

Yesterday, I saw a large display of the new book by Ainsley Earhardt, Take Heart, My Child: a Mother’s Dream. The author will be at our local Barnes & Noble on March 25, 2017, hence the huge display. Of course, … Continue reading

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Reading Crisis: Blue

Crisis: Blue is the first novel by John A. Davis. Early on, I could tell it was a debut novel, but the writing quickly tightened up, and the action moved more quickly. If you enjoy Mark Henshaw, Nelson DeMille, Clive Cussler, and … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Book

My book club meets tomorrow afternoon. Oh, yes, I’ve read the book, Three Wishes, by Liane Moriarty. The problem is that, since reading it, I’ve read several other books. Now I need to go back and skim it again so … Continue reading

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Book Club Loved The Invention of Wings

This wonderful dramatization of real-life events, The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd, sparked one of the best book club discussions our neighborhood book club has had in its short life of about a year-and-a-half. There was something in … Continue reading

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Book Club Christmas Book

Our book club chose Keeping Christmas, by Dan Walsh, thinking it would be a fun Christmasy book to discuss at our December meeting. Not! Only one of the members present at our meeting really liked the book. Everyone else said the … Continue reading

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Invention of Wings Blew Me Away

Our book club will be reading Sue Monk Kidd‘s The Invention of Wings in January for our February 2, discussion. I reserved it at the local library, and it became available far sooner than needed, so I went ahead and … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Queens is Drivel, Pure Drivel

I tried, I really tried to read this book. I just couldn’t get through it. The most telling thing is that before our book club meeting, one of the members sent out an e-mail asking what we thought of the … Continue reading

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Reading Indelible Ink

Last week, there was a book segment on the Today show with a panel of authors and publishers. One of the featured books was Indelible Ink, which explores the work of a courageous early-18th-century journalist in the face of the … Continue reading

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The Black Widow, 16th in the Series

I just published my review of Daniel Silva’s The Black Widow. Already waiting for the next book in this series. To read my review of this great book click right here. I’ve been chasing bad guys for a while, now … Continue reading

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Reading The Boston Girl

Of all the books we have read in our book club, so far,  Boston Girl, by Amanda Diamant, is my favorite. It’s a must-read. Main character, Addie Baum, was a woman ahead of her time.  Here’s the link to my review:  https://grumpybookreviewer.com/book-club–books/the-boston-girl/.  … Continue reading

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