The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe


Written in 1794, this gothic romance is thought by some to be the origins of the detective novel. It tells the story of Emily St. Aubert, who finds herself under the care of her uncle. Questions and mysteries arise from secrets of her father’s past. I didn’t finish this one. I was about 120 pages in […]

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Control Girl by Shannon Popkin


Do you strive to stay in control of your life? Do you try to make everything fit into your vision of how things should be, including the people around you? When your vision takes the place of God’s vision, you end up without peace, and the thirst for control grows. In this book, Popkin uses […]

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