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

Six Suspects

Six Suspects

When Everyone Wants to Kill the Bad Guy . . . Author: Vikas Swarup Vicky Rai, powerful playboy and son ...
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Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants

Circuses, Old Age, and Love Author: Sara Gruen Jacob Jankowski has lost everything – both in the present and in his ...
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Sea Change

Sea Change

Dinofalgellate Drama: When Pseudo-Science Thrillers and Horror Mixes Author: James Powlik What does a ghost ship of decomposing crew, a ...
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Beautiful Mystery, The

Beautiful Mystery, The

Monks and Murder Author: Louise Penny Transiting away from Three Pines, Chief Inspector Gamache and his second in command, Jean-Guy ...
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Christmas Sweets

Christmas Sweets

Silent Christmas, Deadly Christmas Authors: Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, Leslie Meier Christmas Sweets combines three cozy mystery novellas together into one holiday ...
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Christ In His Fullness

Christ In His Fullness

Catholicism v Protestantism Author: Bruce Sullivan  This book originally came to me, courtesy of my mom, when I moved and ...
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

The Fucks You Give . . . Author: Mark Manson I came to this book for Lent, having decided to ...
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Dead to the Last Drop

Dead to the Last Drop

Murder Mysteries, Jazz, and Politics Author: Cleo Coyle In the fifteenth adventure of this ruthlessly adrenaline-charged cozy series, Claire and her ...
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Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World

Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World

Caffeine, Cravings, and Culture Author: Michael Pollan When I saw Michael Pollan’s Audible Original about caffeine in my monthly free download queue, ...
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Darkwater Bride, The

Darkwater Bride, The

Men are Dogs, and Ghosts Avenge Author: Marty Ross Not everything is all propriety in Victorian London. In the dim ...
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Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate

Magic, Love, Longing, and Folklore Author: Laura Esquivel A decadent folk tale with the imagination of a fairy tale and ...
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Perfect Paragon, The

Perfect Paragon, The

Sex, Lies, and Murder Author: M.C. Beaton Agatha Raisin has recently gone big-time, or at least legit, by transforming her ...
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Why Jesus?: Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass-Marketed Spirituality

Why Jesus?: Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass-Marketed Spirituality

Ravi Zacharias on the New Age Movement Author: Ravi Zacharias I first encountered Ravi back around Christmas, watching some of ...
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Invited, The

Invited, The

A Build Your Own Haunted House Story Author: Jennifer McMahon Most of us come home and complain about work and the torments ...
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My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

Laugh-Out-Loud Short Stories Author: P.G. Wodehouse One night my husband overheard me listening to a random assortment of Jeeves and ...
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If You Tell

If You Tell

True Crime: A Childhood of Terror Author: Gregg Olsen In popular media, and even in the norms of our culture ...
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Educated

Educated

Educated: A Memoir of Abuse and Overcoming Author: Tara Westover I’ve seen Educated’s distinctive cover working its way across bookstores and Amazon ...
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Broken Harbor

Broken Harbor

The Brokenness of Family Author: Tana French In the night, in a ghost town beleaguered by broken dreams and the ...
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Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance

Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance

Agatha Starts a Detective Agency Author: M.C. Beaton In the 15th book of the Agatha Raisin series, our cantankerous heroine is ...
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Once Upon a Grind

Once Upon a Grind

Magic Beans, Masquerades, and Murders Author: Cleo Coyle Central Park is abuzz with activity as New York’s first Storybook Kingdom ...
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