Jenny loves to share what she’s reading! Below, find reviews of her favorite reads.
It was a chance encounter with a high-level Smithsonian Institution official at a luncheon held in Massachusetts that led the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks to the 147-year old skeleton of America’s greatest stud sire and champion thoroughbred. The life of that distinguished stallion, named Lexington in homage to his city of birth, provides both the imagined and true subject of Brooks’ newest historical novel, fittingly titled Horse. Horse transports readers to the racially … [Read more...] about Horse
I became interested in Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, after watching the Netflix series The Crown. So when I discovered Lady Anne Glenconner’s book Lady in Waiting:My Life in the Shadow of the Crown, I was delighted. One morning at the beginning of 2019, Lady Anne Glenconner’s phone rang. Hello? “Lady Genconner? It’s Helena Bonham Carter.” The actress asked if she could visit Lady Anne who’d been lady in waiting to Princess Margaret for 30 years to get some insights … [Read more...] about Lady In Waiting
I adored this book. Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident and thought things couldn't get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, mourned his loss. Yet weeks later, Tibia waltzed back into their lives. His owners were overjoyed. But they were also...jealous? Betrayed? Where had their sweet anxious cat disappeared to? Had he become a swashbuckling cat adventurer? Did he love someone else more? His owners were determined to … [Read more...] about Lost Cat
Billie Jean King, No. 1 tennis player in the world and tireless advocate for women’s equality, would earn 39 Grandslam tennis titles, triumph over Bobby Riggs at the Battle of the Sexes, be voted one of the 25 most influential people of 1981, earn the medal of freedom from Obama at the White House in 2009, and champion inclusivity for all. Even so, there was one battle that was harder to win and would almost destroy her in the process. If she could win it though, it would give her the … [Read more...] about All In: An Autobiography