And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to Jessica N. of Arizona!

In response to last week’s post, Mojo Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour”, Jessica commented, pinned, and shared her entry on Facebook. All of these earned her three entries in the Giveaway.

Jess, thanks for being a Most Valued Reader at Frankly, My Dear…

I hope you enjoy your book and can’t wait to hear your own review.

For those of you who didn’t win, thanks so much entering and promoting the Giveaway. July starts tomorrow so keep reading! There will be a special giveaway coming up … read the rest. . .

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Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Charlene of The Babbling Baby, our winner in the Mojo Book Review and GIVEAWAY for Madeline Brandeis’ “Carmen of the Golden Coast”.

Charlene won with her mandatory entry, stating what her favorite childhood book was and why:
“My favorite book as a child was Alexander and The Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I have no idea why I liked it so much. Probably because I could relate, after all who hasn’t had one of THOSE days. Plus, it was amusing, I loved his threat to move to Australia :)
Other favorites were the Little House read the rest. . .

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GIVEAWAY clarification (ooops!)

Forgive me, I’m new to the Giveaway scene and I forgot a few things:

1. If you follow/tweet/pin, please leave a comment on the Mojo Book Review and GIVEAWAY post telling me you did so. Leave a separate comment for each activity.

2. Remember that those additional entries don’t count unless you leave a comment on the Giveaway post telling me what your favorite childhood book was and why.

You must follow these two guidelines for your entries to count.


And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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Mojo Book Review: “The Haunting of America” by Jean Anderson (1973)

Reading time: 1 Day

I have been searching for this out-of-print book for 30+ years, and finally found it through

It was a childhood favorite of mine from the local libraries. The Librarians would chuckle when they’d see the sign-out card and my name was there nine times out of ten, literally.

This collection of 24 short ghost stories rooted in America’s past has forged my imagination, my dreams… my nightmares.

Very well written, giving attention to both location and legend, these stories leave you wondering if there’s more to them. Certainly, for me, these stories only opened the … read the rest. . .

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Mojo Book Review: “The Last Battle” by C.S. Lewis

Reading time: 2 days

What I loved best: All of it. Seriously.

This isn’t really a book review, because I can’t give much away for those who have yet to read it. Even in my other Narnian reviews, I gave a few things away.

I put off reading this, because it’s the last book in the series. And I knew it meant the end. In fact, the very first sentence starts, “In the last days of Narnia…”

It was very bittersweet to me. I just did not want my reading journey to end. Yes, they’re written as children’s books, but … read the rest. . .

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