Don’t judge a book by the title

The House of the Seven Gables is not a very exciting title for a novel.  My immediate response was so what.  Hence I was under the impression that it would be a boring novel.  However, I’m planning a day trip to Salem Massachusetts soon and the house that Hawthorne based the book on is in Salem.  So I thought I might as well get this book read and mark it off the list.  I wasn’t looking forward to the novel at all.  In fact I thought it would be a chore.

So I am happy to announce that I’m actually enjoying the book.  It isn’t a thriller like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  But it has piqued my curiosity and I am getting drawn into the characters and what will happen.  The story seems promising to me.  I want to know why Hepzibah is always frowning.  Who is Phoebe? And what will happen when the brother returns?  Back to my reading.  So long for now.


About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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