How did Major Pettigrew Rate?

Based on certain criteria, here is how Major Pettigrew's Last Stand was rated by Maxine.

MPLS Ratings


The Book Boutique Presents.....

The next book taken from the shelf is MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND by Helen Simonson.  A funny, witty and loving story that will satisfy many a reader.

"Life does often get in the way of one's reading."


From the desk of Stella...

It is with much sadness that I pen my last blog post and my farewell to The Book Boutique.

Five years ago, two friends met for a coffee and the idea for The Book Boutique was born. I have learned more than I ever expected and have truely enjoyed every moment of this adventure. From the learning about website setup, to layout and design, to the polishing of my writing style and I even enjoyed learning to code with HTML. I'm a book nerd not a programmer so this was a pleasant surprise. The thing I enjoyed most of all was working with my dear friend Maxine. I will miss selecting titles to 'Boutique', our discussions of themes, setting or the sense of the ending, and planning the parties to accompany book club gatherings. I believe you still owe me a dirty martini. 

"Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul."  Joyce Carol Oates

I wish Maxine all the best and continued happiness with The Book Boutique.

Happy Reading & Cheers!!!


Spring Break

The Book Boutique will be going through a transformation in the next few weeks.  While we concentrate on these changes, a new 'boutiqued' book will not be posted.  Come back soon.  

Happy Spring


Book Club Meeting

Our book club get together suggestions for To Kill a Mockingbird is now posted.  Everything you need from invitation ideas, food inspiration from the novel and a drink or two.  Gathering with friends to discuss a classic is a great idea.

To Kill a Mockingbird Novel Gathering Ideas


To Kill a Mockingbird Q & A

The questions and answers section for To Kill a Mockingbird are now posted.  A book that can be discussed for hours, years, decades.

To Kill a Mockingbird Q & A Section 


Our Latest Read Receives Top Rating

See how we rated our latest Book Boutique book, To Kill a Mockingbird.


Reviewing a Classic

My review of To Kill a Mockingbird is now posted.  A captivating read that will lead to a captivating discussion. Join me as we give this classic novel the full Book Boutique treatment.


Off the Shelf

Our next 'Boutiqued' book takes us to 1930's Maycomb, Alabama.  This novel is a Pulitzer Prize winner and holds an important place in literature and film.  Join us as we review, rate, ask and answer questions and host a book club gathering for Harper Lee's, To Kill a Mockingbird.

"You never really understand a person until you consider
things from his point of view....Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."


The Hatbox Letters Novel Gathering

Time to celebrate life, death, and everything in between.  Our suggestions for hosting a book club party for The Hatbox Letters is now posted.

The Hatbox Letters Novel Gathering