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.

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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The Golfer’s Game Book

This book is different from the novels, biographies, and children’s books I usually review. It is a book of golf side-games that add interest to the game of golf, as well as practice exercises to improve your game. This little … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Home of a Writer

Our book club recently discussed Cross Creek, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. It is the story of the people, time, and place in the Ocala National Forest where she wrote her award-winning books. Most of us didn’t finish the book, but … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Re-Read Books You’ve Read Before?

Have you ever read a book that was so good you read it again? I have, but only a few. Among the books I have read more than once are The Witness by Nora Roberts, The Forgotten by David Baldacci, The Great … Continue reading

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