Sonia Purnell’s Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill is a big book (448 pages or 14 CDs) overflowing with the juicy details of life in the upper class Churchill household. Clementine the Great Purnell’s Clementine looms larger and more remarkable than the … Continue reading

George Washington’s Secret Six: A Good Read But Flawed

Brian Kilmeade’s latest book, George Washington’s Secret Six, tells the story of the Culper Spy Ring. Operating between New York City and Long Island, the ring helped shorten the odds for the underdog Patriots. Without the ring, the American Revolution … Continue reading

Daddy’s Girl by Scottoline a Dud

Daddy’s Girl, Lisa Scottoline’s latest book and my sixteenth Scottoline, just doesn’t cut it. Like most Scottoline books, the main character is a gutsy female attorney — this one a law professor, a role Ms. Scottoline has recently assumed in … Continue reading