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No Glitter Blown

Honest reviews of things that caught my fancy, or not.

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Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas
Paul Wood, Charles Harrison
Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan
Gary P. Leupp
Daughter Am I
Pat Bertram
Sharon Kay Penman
Silver Bullet (Falls Chance Ranch #4)
Ranger, Rolf
The Cross - A.J. Llewellyn Quintessential armchair traveller read.I've been many places, but Australia is not one of them, but having read this...I feel like I've wandered parts of Sydney. The sense of place and nostalgia is astounding. Is it accurate--no clue. Do I care? Absolutely not. The setting is tightly woven into Colin's journey back home as he comes to term with the past: the good, the bad, and the ugly. It becomes a character. I've read a couple books by Llewellyn and I've come to expect the scorching hot, all-in sex. What completely sideswiped me was the tenderness and emotional connection. I'm still a bit shellshocked to be honest. Really poignant without angst or melodrama, more like the swirl of a wave pushing you about and carrying you along. This is really lovely as Colin gets the opportunity to change things in his life and add one he never dreamed he get. That said, there isn't a great deal of conflict, little to resolve as it meanders through to Colin's acceptance to let go of the unimportant, liberate himself from the bad, and find where he fits in now. Enjoyable, but not complicated.Recommended to romantics who believe in second chances and enjoy literary tourism.Favorite quote:"Love, like rain and thunder and snowstorms and fire and pestilence, had its own agenda."~~ A copy was provided to me for a No Glitter Blown review~~Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews