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

Valor’s Choice

Valor’s Choice

Slow Paced Military Sci-Fi And Lizard Wars Author: Tanya Huff In a far distant future, the Star Trek like idiom of ...
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Thorn Birds, The

Thorn Birds, The

A Classic Story of Broken Innocence and Forbidden Love Author: Colleen McCullough The Thorn Birds, known to many from the ...
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Gone Dead, The

Gone Dead, The

The Intentions of the Past Author: Chanelle Benz Billie Jean has a lifetime of secrets, and on this sultry Mississippi ...
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Secret History, The

Secret History, The

The Children Are Now Tyrants Author: Donna Tart My first experience with Donna Tart has left me mesmerized, both by ...
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White Lightening

White Lightening

Moonshine and Murder Author: Sherryl Woods Investigative reporter Amanda Roberts loves a good story and an even better mystery. Plucky, ...
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Low Tide

Low Tide

The Beginning of an Atmospheric and Powerful Mystery Series Author: Dawn Lee McKenna On a beautiful beach as the tide ...
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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Who Are We Really? Author: Dani Shapiro Dani Shapiro has long been self-aware. She is a memoirist after all. She ...
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Shepherd’s Abiding

Shepherd’s Abiding

Cozy Christmas in Mitford Author: Jan Karon Christmas in Mitford is just around the corner and Father Tim is finding ...
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Misery

Misery

An Intense Blend of Isolation and Insanity Author: Stephen King Paul Sheldon is a popular hack novelist with a long ...
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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Catch Me In My Dreams Author: Tricia Sullivan When the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference hit town, and a ...
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Icefire

Icefire

Pyscho Killers on Snow: The Repeat Version Author: Robert C. Wilson  It opens with a Jack the Ripper-esque stalking sequence ...
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Brothers Karamazov, The

Brothers Karamazov, The

Introspection, Theology, and Mother Russia Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky The classics kick continues with full immersion into the heady and essentially ...
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Faithful Place

Faithful Place

A Past That Can't Stay Dead Author: Tana French Three books in to Tana French’s darkly elegant Dublin Murder Squad ...
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Then She Was Gone

Then She Was Gone

Secrets in Love, Secrets in Death Author: Lisa Jewell One bright fall day she is walking to the library, the ...
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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (Frances)

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (Frances)

History or Sarcasm? Author: Sarah Vowell My first stint with Book of the Month resulted in a free copy of Lafayette ...
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Trick of the Light, A

Trick of the Light, A

Friends and Enemies Author: Louise Penny In Three Pines the art of life and the shattering surrealism of death are ...
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Language of Flowers, The

Language of Flowers, The

Bouquets of Thistle  Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh The nature of Victoria Jones’ soul is to communicate with flowers. Thistles for misanthropy ...
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Other Woman, The

Other Woman, The

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not Author: Sandie Jones Emily is your average girl with it all: a boyfriend ...
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Dead in the Cellar

Dead in the Cellar

Tornadoes, Hidden Wills, and Treachery Author: Connie Feddersen Book two in the Amanda Hazard cozy mystery series starts as any ...
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Trial of Lizzie Borden, The

Trial of Lizzie Borden, The

How to Make a Sensationalistic Case Boring Author: Cara Robertson Having just finished Sarah Schmidt’s See What I Have Done, a ...
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