Jul 19, 2020

Sunday Salon: Amor Towles and Dee Ernst

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

March 26, 2019, Penguin
I'm re-reading this for a book club discussion next month. I am getting all the details I missed or forgot, which makes the novel even more interesting. On facebook, a reader confessed to reading A Gentleman in Moscow four times! She said the writing was exquisite. I agree.
Think about practicalities, and master any difficulties so they don't master you. Great advice from a man confined to one location because of politics, and relevant to us in the days of coronavirus. 

Maggie Finds Her Muse

Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst, April 20, 2021, St. Martin's Griffin  Genre: romance, contemporary fiction Source: Netgalley 

I loved this book, the surprise of where Maggie takes us when she needs to find her muse in order to finish writing the final book in her romantic trilogy. Her ex, Alan, is interested in getting back together, and their daughter Nicole is all for it. But Maggie finds her muse in an unexpected and different way.

I won't tell where all this takes place, but it involves lots of wine, cheese, bread, pastries, and fresh fruit. The setting makes the book even more romantic. 

Rules of Civility
Rules of Civility

Next on my reading list will be Amor Towles' first novel, Rules of Civility.  If the writing is like his second book, A Gentleman in Moscow, it will be worth reading. 

What are you reading this week?

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon


  1. A friend loved Gentleman in Moscow so much that she gave me her copy to read, and I thought it was a beautiful story. I think I fell in love with the main character a little. It's an ideal story to read during the pandemic. Maybe I should suggest it to our book club?

    I ended up reading Rules of Civility, too, and I enjoyed it almost as much as Gentleman.

    Maggie Meets Her Muse sounds wonderful. I am reading for Paris in July right now, so I looked at Amazon. April of 2021? That's a long time to wait. Sigh. I've added it to my wishlist.

    Have a good week!

  2. Seems a lot of people are finding their muse lately. Sounds like a great book. Hey, this is my first time to your blog. Looks great, I look forward to seeing you at sunday post @theglobaldig.blogspot.com

  3. Love the sound of Maggie Finds Her Muse. My kind of read. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I like the sound of a gentleman in Moscow, I shall check it out.

    Have a good week.

  5. I’ve heard great things about A Gentleman in Moscow.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  6. I really enjoyed A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility although usually dislike books in the present tense. There is a character who appears in both books. I did not remember him from Rules of Civility so had to go back and reread.

    Towles grew up a few miles from where I live and our mothers are acquainted. It is interesting to think of his attending a school that is primarily known for its sports and preppiness but the school is extremely proud of him now.

  7. Sounds interesting. I haven't heard of this one before.
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