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The Wandering Heart

3 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Mary Malloy

Maritime historian Malloy (Devil on the Deep Blue Sea) makes an impressive fiction debut with this first installment of a planned trilogy. Elizabeth Lizzie Manning, a history professor on winter break from St. Patrick's College in Charlestown, Mass., … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Historical Fiction, Mystery Books, Medieval Mystery
Author: Mary Malloy
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Leapfrog Press
3 reviews about The Wandering Heart
review by . June 27, 2009
I fear that most people will read the title of this book, look at its cover art and think this is some sort of historical romance, when in fact it is not, it's a brilliant work of historical fiction with more than one engaging mystery, one of which revolves around a tragic romance.    Lizzie Manning is a historian and a professor living in Boston, Massachusetts. She is contacted by the Hatton family in Britain to study and document their ancestor, Francis Hatton, and the journal …
review by . April 30, 2009
Well, I have to admit right up front that I am not a big lover or reader of historical novels. Now I like novels just fine and do indeed spend most of my time reading history, but I have found that the mixture of the two do not often go well; in particular in inept hands. I must also admit that I approached this work with some trepidation. My goodness was I wrong! After reading only the first ten pages I was absolutely hook and spent one semi-sleepless night finishing the thing. I cannot remember …
review by . April 17, 2009
If you are looking for a richly detailed and complex historical novel which will grab your attention and keep it, and have you pondering the central concepts long afterwards, this is it.     Lizzie Manning, an American historian specialising in maritime history, is invited by the wealthy and aristocratic Hatton family to review the journal and collections of an ancestor who once sailed with Captain Cook. Thrilled at the opportunity she readily agrees, travelling to England and …
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