Jeanne Blasberg is a novelist, travel writer, and adventurer. She is a voracious reader and regularly reviews books on her blog, Goodreads, BookBub, LibraryThing, and Amazon.

circling-my-mother-book-review

Circling My Mother: A Memoir by Mary Gordon

circling-my-mother-book-reviewCircling My Mother: A Memoir by Mary Gordon

This book made me cry. As an only child / daughter of a difficult alcoholic mother, as the the product of a marriage that was a mistake…. I felt Mary Gordon’s confusion in coming to grips with her mother as my own. I love my mother as if we are connected, but the end of her life came as a relief. I always felt best when alone with my mother as our connection was also strangely viewed by others and I preferred bearing her alcoholic rants alone.

fill-the-sky-katherine-sherbrook-book-review

Fill the Sky by Katherine A. Sherbrooke

fill-the-sky-katherine-sherbrook-book-reviewI felt like I was joining three wonderful women on a trip to Equador. The healing ceremonies with shamans were described with such sensory detail. There are several twists which keep the book moving along quickly and even though I was starting to guess how each woman might find healing, I was surprised and uplifted.

erotic-stories-for-punjabi-widows-book-reviews

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

erotic-stories-for-punjabi-widows-book-reviewsA fun read that turns out to have multiple resolved plot points.