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A place to find new reads from curated book reviews.

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A Gentle Read Newsletter

Find a new read that won’t chill you or add to your daily stress load.

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Welcome to my web home!

We review books of warmth and kindness with a twist of mystery. Some call these comfort books. Alexander McCall Smith recently promoted an event with the phrase the “mail man of kindness”. That’s a fair description of the goal for this collection of words. We review the kind of book we want to write. Kind with a touch of spice. Gentle with a helping of savory. Inquisitive with a few open questions. In short, books that keep you engaged, provide food for thought, but create worlds that you’d prefer to linger within. You might even slow down your reading to stay awhile, and you’ll definitely reread. Enjoy your time here and may the comments you see here help you find new reads or enjoy old friends with a richer experience.