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Author: Bailey Cavender

The Forgotten Room: A Bittersweet Romantic Mystery

16SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Book Review: The Forgotten Room (2016) There are few authors whose books I buy before reading them, and Lauren Willig is one of those authors. And when I saw that she had written a novel with Karen White and Beatriz Williams, I got excited. The Forgotten Room did not disappoint. THE STORY A strange but wonderful hybrid of romance and mystery, the story of The Forgotten Room stretches across three generations of women, (Olive, Lucy, and Kate), and one unique New York house which ties each woman together even more. Having the house and the hidden attic room...

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The Wizard of Oz: A Magical Musical Adventure

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Vintage Film Review: 1939’s The Wizard of Oz: A Magical Musical Adventure In 1939, two major movies were released that would go down in history as two of the most beloved movies of all time – Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. I’ve always thought that this was fascinating because both films made good use of the new Technicolor technology. Gone With the Wind captures the scope and colors, while The Wizard of Oz uses color to make Oz look more magical (compared to Kansas). I hadn’t realized, however, that directors George Cukor and Victor...

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Book Review: Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues

40SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly I received a free copy to write an honest review on The Silver Petticoat Review. I was not financially compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. It is a truth universally acknowledged that the works of Jane Austen are beloved. She managed to create fascinating characters, from the swoon-worthy leading men to the heroines that we can either relate to or that we want to become. Jane Austen also created some of the best rogues and rakes that have ever appeared in literature, from Tom Bertram to John Willoughby. Published on the 7th of November,...

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Reviewing the Indiana Jones Films – A Nostalgic Overview

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Indiana Jones Film Reviews Ever since I was a little girl, I loved Indiana Jones. Other kids grew up watching Star Wars; I grew up obsessed with Indiana Jones (of course, I also loved Star Wars, but that’s neither here nor there). We had an old VHS tape of the first movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and I loved it. Maybe because of this, I always wanted to be an archaeologist. However, I decided that it was just too dangerous, with all the Nazi-fighting and snakes around. When I realized that Indiana Jones wasn’t actually an archaeologist;...

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Book Review: Don Quixote & Candide Seek Truth, Justice, & El Dorado in the Digital Age

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post.   (I received a free copy of Don Quixote and Candide Seek Truth, Justice, and El Dorado in the Digital Age to write an honest review on The Silver Petticoat Review. and was not financially compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.) I enjoy reading classic literature. I also love novels that take the characters and tropes of classic literature and turn them on their heads. When I heard about Don Quixote & Candide Seek Truth, Justice, & El...

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Miss Congeniality Film Review – A Feel Good Comedy With A Side of Romance

15SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Miss Congeniality Review Whenever I’m feeling particularly blue, there is one movie that always puts a smile on my face. This movie is 2000’s Miss Congeniality, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, and Benjamin Bratt. Miss Congeniality is equal parts humor and heart, with action and romance thrown in there for good measure. The Plot Gracie Hart is a tough-as-nails FBI agent. She is determined to do as much good as she possibly can. Her ability to think outside the box...

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Romantic Moment of the Week: Han Solo and Princess Leia from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly  SPOILERS The Film: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back  (1980) The Pairing: Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) The Moment: Princess Leia Admits Her Love THE BUILD UP: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK The Empire Strikes Back, also known as Star Wars Episode V, follows after the events of the previous film, A New Hope. The Rebel Alliance has set up base on the ice planet of Hoth, with the evil Empire pursues them. Our heroes, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker, have been working with the other rebels to defeat the Empire. There are many adventures that happened...

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The Mummy Returns (2001): The Legend Lives On

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. The Mummy Returns-2001 I love the 1999 film The Mummy. The characters, the setting, the action with a smidge of horror, the romance…. Altogether, it makes a fantastic film. So when the sequel came out, I got excited. Released in 2001, The Mummy Returns takes place ten years after the original story. All of our favorite characters, Evie and Rick, Jonathan and the Medjai, the descendants of Pharaoh’s bodyguards, and Imhotep himself are all back in this sequel. We also...

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The Mummy (1999): A Romantic Adventure Reborn

28SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly The Mummy-1999 Stories about Ancient Egypt and frightening curses have always fascinated people. In 1999, Stephen Sommers wrote and directed a popular film called The Mummy. Loosely based on the 1932 horror classic of the same name, starring Boris Karloff as the mummy, Sommers’ blockbuster film transformed more into a romantic adventure. The Plot The Mummy is set in Egypt and tells the tale of Imhotep, a high priest who fell in love with Pharaoh’s mistress Anck Su Namun. She also falls in love with him. When Pharaoh learns about their love, they murder him, and she kills...

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Vintage Film Review: Newsies – A Fun Yet Powerful Disney Musical

18SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Newsies (1992) If you think about it, Newsies is a strange choice for a musical. Especially a Disney movie-musical. It’s a story about children fighting for their rights to a fair wage, but somehow, it works. With music by Alan Menken and the direction of Kenny Ortega, Newsies succeeds to entertain and delight. Soon after, Ortega would go on to direct Hocus Pocus and ultimately all three of the High School Musical films. As near as I can tell, Ortega also did the choreography for the High School Musical films. However you feel about High School Musical, I...

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Stardust Film Review – An Epic Fantasy Adventure

67SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Stardust Film Review (2007) Whenever I feel blue, there are some movies that always cheer me up. Stardust is one of those movies. Full of action, adventure, magic, and romance, 2007’s Stardust is an enchanting fantasy story about a boy growing up and finding his true love while meeting a variety of fascinating characters. RELATED Beauty and the Beast (2017) – A Magical and Romantic Adaptation of the Disney Classic The Plot Dunstan Thorn has always lived in the village of Wall and always wondered what is on the other side of the Wall. One night, he sneaks over the wall and...

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Cranford Book Review: An Enjoyable Classic

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Book Review – Cranford  (1853) I have always loved Elizabeth Gaskell. From her short stories to her novels, she has a style of writing I think both entertains and educates. As the author of such classics as North and South and Wives and Daughters, Gaskell lived and wrote at the same time as Charles Dickens – who was also often her Editor. In fact, Dickens included some of her works in his magazine, Household Words. Cranford was first published as a serial novel in Household Words in the early 1850s. RELATED Literary Romantic Moment Series – Mr. John Thornton and Margaret Hale Also...

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