Frances Carden

About Frances

Frances has been published in Abundant Grace, Magical: An Anthology of Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and other Magical Fiction for Adults, Answers I’ll Accept: True Accounts of Online Dating, 20 Something Magazine, and Wisteria Magazine. She wrote for Epinions.com for eight years.

Frances has a Masters in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins  and works as a technical writer during the day, where she attempts to make software exciting.

Frances’ Reviews

A Walk in the Woods

A Slapstick Escapade Through the Woods Author: Bill Bryson With Bill Bryson hitting up some local colleges in Frederick, my book ...
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Arabian Nights, The (Andrew Lang Version)

Translations Matter: Lang's Sanitized Version of The Arabian Nights Translator: Andrew Lang  Continuing my long-standing classics kick, I returned to an old childhood ...
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A Man Called Ove

A Sardonic Look at the Pain and Beauty of Life Author: Fredrik Backman Inspired by both personal recommendations and a ...
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Doom 3: Maelstrom

Doom 3: Another Lackluster Novelization in an Action-Packed Game Series Author: Matthew Costello "Welcome to my domain! Behold the shape ...
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Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came

Back to the Cozy Cotswolds Author: M.C. Beaton Jilted by her feckless husband now turned monk and abandoned by her ...
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Circling the Sun

Flights, Free Love, and Faithlessness in Africa  Author: Paula McLain Recently touted on the Book of the Month Club’s website, Circling the Sun caught ...
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Barbara the Slut

Barbara The Slut – And the Underbelly of a Sad Society Author: Lauren Holmes Advertised as edgy and raw with ...
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What She Knew

Bad Mother Author: Gilly Macmillan What happens when a nature walk becomes the realization of your worst nightmare? Rachel Jenner, ...
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Native Tongue

What Do Mango Voles, Amusement Parks, and the Mafia Have In Common? Author: Carl Hiaasen  Combine extreme environmentalism, the mafia, ...
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A Love Worth Giving: Living in the Overflow of God’s Love

How Can You Understand God's Love if You Don't Understand His Forgiveness Author: Max Lucado Living a life where you ...
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Moby Dick

Tedious Torpidity with a Hint of the Sublime Author: Herman Melville My self-induced classics kick, also known as all the ...
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Blood Wings

Florida Trailer Park Meets Mythic Swamp Monster Author: Stephen Gresham Working my way through that eBay assorted horror book box, ...
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Alexander Hamilton

History Repeats Itself Author: Ron Chernow Following up a visceral campaign season full of name-calling and family-splitting hyperbole, Alexander Hamilton is an ...
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Size 14 Is Not Fat Either

What You Get When You Combine Headless Cheerleaders with Cozies Author: Meg Cabot Back to Death Dorm for another season ...
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Murder by Mocha

Chocolate, Coffee, and Cunning Author: Cleo Coyle If there’s one thing that’s more sumptuously sensual than coffee, it's chocolate. Aphrodite’s ...
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Rain

A Reverse Persephone: An Angel, a Woman, a Tragic Love Story Author: E.J. Wenstrom Orphaned, suspected of dark magic, responsible ...
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Broker, The

A Sellout, a Pardon, and a Planned Assassination Author: John Grisham I’ve heard of John Grisham (who hasn’t!) my entire ...
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Paradise Lost

“What is dark within me, illumine.” Author: John Milton Back on the classics kick, I warily approached Paradise Lost. The antiquity ...
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Sleep Donation

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream Author: Karen Russell Entranced by the bizarre, award winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Karen ...
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Razor Girl

When Cutting Edge Scamming Meets Florida Hijinks Author: Carl Hiaasen Careening out of control in slap-stick over-the-top classic Hiaasen style, Razor ...
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