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The Countess and the King: A Novel of the Countess
Pity the fate of the plain woman in the Restoration Court of Charles II. Fortunately for Katherine Sedley, only child of a wealthy family, such worries are premature. Attended by "Romish" priests, Katherine's …
reviewed Getting to Happy. September 07, 2010
Getting to Happy
Revisiting the ladies from Waiting to Exhale after fifteen years, McMillan explores the necessity of turning lemons into lemonade. Much has changed in the lives of the four Phoenix friends, Robin, Savannah, …
The Rebellion of Jane Clarke: A Novel
Gunning captures the rebellious and chaotic days prior to the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution, Boston seething with political activism against British occupation, the battle lines between …
reviewed The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux .... September 01, 2010
The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Burke has an uncanny ability to expose the failures of society, his Detective Dave Robicheaux novels set in Iberia Parish,, Louisiana, and neighboring places, where the old world still battles with the …
reviewed The Holy Thief: A Novel. September 01, 2010
The Holy Thief: A Novel
Ryan's novel is set in Moscow 1936, where Captain Alexei Korolev, a veteran of the Revolution and member of the Moscow Militia's Criminal Investigation Unit is assigned the case of a murdered and mutilated …
Every Day Is Mother's Day
Mantel's unusual tale is intriguing, a contrast between the seemingly normal lives of neighbors on a quiet street, most unaware that an odd mother and daughter exist in quite another world, one where …
reviewed Vacant Possession. August 31, 2010
Vacant Possession
In 1980s England, it is ten years after the shocking denouement in Every Day is Mother's Day, the characters having moved on with their lives. (While it isn't necessary to read the prior novel, it adds …
reviewed Wolf Hall: A Novel. August 31, 2010
Wolf Hall: A Novel
In her latest novel, Mantel has captured the spirit of the rebellion against the Church and a pope who will not bow to pressure and annul the marriage of Henry VII and Katherine of Aragon. It is only …
reviewed Juliet. August 24, 2010
Juliet
This novel takes a bold new look at the tale of Romeo and Juliet, the most familiar version of which is Shakespeare's tragedy. Although Shakespeare set his drama in Verona, Fortier stages her tale in …
reviewed The Blasphemer: A Novel. August 17, 2010
The Blasphemer: A Novel
Farndale's novel begins innocently enough with a trip to the Galapagos Islands, as Zoologist David Kennedy and Nancy, the mother of his daughter, face a horrifying scenario as their plane crashes into …
The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an
Thoroughly researched, Jordan's Last Man on the Mountain puts to rest the story of Dudley Wolfe, the wealthy member of the 1939 team of climbers determined to conquer the unclaimed heights of K2, on the …
Original Sins: A Novel of Slavery & Freedom
There is a lot of history in Kingman's rather weighty 1840s novel, a tale that moves between Philadelphia and Virginia. Grace MacDonald Pollocke, originally from Scotland, paints miniature of ladies while …
reviewed Ninth Ward. August 07, 2010
Ninth Ward
In a novel for younger readers, Jewel Parker Rhodes tells the story of thirteen-year-old Lanesha, a girl who lives in New Orleans' Ninth Ward pre-Katrina with a grandmotherly lady she calls Mama Ya-Ya. …
The Good Psychologist: A Novel
This novel was a lovely and rare experience, a work that explores internal and external worlds, reshaping thoughts and language to embrace a range of human conditions. At the heart of it is the psychologist- …
reviewed Fragile: A Novel. August 03, 2010
Fragile: A Novel
Unger goes off the beaten track in this novel, but not so far as for her work to be unrecognizable. While contemporary, this mystery dredges up a town's past and reawakens dark secrets that have altered …
Burn: An Anna Pigeon Novel (Anna Pigeon Mysteries)
I so enjoy the work of Nevada Barr, who writes of the world of monsters, while her protagonist, Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon, still manages to hang on to her soul. This time Anna gets into trouble …
An Ordinary Decent Criminal
Changing a life gone bad is nearly impossible, but after years of drugs, crime and incarceration, ex-con Monty Haaviko settles into a Winnipeg, Manitoba, bungalow with his wife and baby son, determined …
His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of
Westin taps into the final three years of the dance between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, at the critical moment of her defeat of the Spanish armada off England's coast, finishing …
The Red Queen: A Novel (The Cousins' War)
Gregory's tale of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, is fascinating it its treatment of a proud, fanatical mother: From the age of ten, Beaufort believes herself another incarnation of Joan D' Arc, …
reviewed The Secret Eleanor. August 02, 2010
The Secret Eleanor
Holland's novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine focuses on the meeting of Eleanor and Henry, second son of the Count of Anjou, while Eleanor is still wife to the pious Louis VII of France. A beautiful woman with …
reviewed Blame: A Novel. July 31, 2010
Blame: A Novel
Huneven has written an extraordinary novel, a paean to guilt and repentance that begins on one harrowing night when a drunken Patsy Mc Lemore wakes up from a blackout to find herself incarcerated for …
reviewed Awakening. July 31, 2010
Awakening
Bolton's second thriller after Sacrifice is as surprising- and different- as I expected. With a keen sense of timing, human nature and what seriously creeps people out, Awakening will not soon be forgotten …
reviewed Sick City: A Novel. July 20, 2010
Sick City: A Novel
O'Neill's version of Hell is recreated in the changing fortunes of two protagonists who meet in a recovery house run by none other than the famed "Dr. Mike", a send-up of the big business of the recovery …
The Taken: A Hazel Micallef Mystery (Hazel
It's been a couple of years since I have enjoyed the work of Inger Ash Wolfe. The Taken is a worthy effort, well-written and suspenseful as her previous novel. In Port Dundas, Ontario, DI Hazel Micallef …
reviewed False Mermaid. July 12, 2010
False Mermaid
Blending murder and myth, Hart delivers a stunning, well-plotted mystery that moves between St. Paul, Minnesota and Donegal, Ireland, Irish folklore and myths of the selkies prominent in a taut tale that …
reviewed In the Name of Honor. June 30, 2010
In the Name of Honor
In a novel of murder and the military at Fort Bolton, Virginia, Patterson turns a spotlight on the war in Iraq and PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, integral components of a defense Capt. Paul Terry …
reviewed The King's Mistress: A Novel. June 28, 2010
The King's Mistress: A Novel
The book jacket suggests Campion seeks to put a more human face on the reviled commoner, Alice Perrers, mistress to Edward III and lady-in-waiting to Philippa of Hainault. Although the author makes a …
Lady of the Butterflies
Mixing history with a fictional interpretation of the life of Eleanor Granville, a 17th century entomologist, Mountain creates the portrait of a woman caught between an ungovernable passion for the love …
The Chill of Night (Det. Michael Mccabe Mysteries)
On concluding this thriller, I am left with mixed feelings, the story defined ultimately by the investigation rather than the characters. The murder of a young woman, an attorney in a prestigious New …
reviewed Snowbound. June 22, 2010
Snowbound
This is one of the strangest thrillers I have encountered, still very readable for all its faults. Once accepting the incredible naiveté of the protagonist, Will Innes, it is possible to temporarily buy …
Bad Marie: A Novel (P.S.)
At first Bad Marie is seductive, a truculent ex-felon tired of the family scraps dispensed by a cold-hearted childhood friend. Partly from revenge, partly from lack of impulse control, Marie balks when …
reviewed Sacrifice. June 19, 2010
Sacrifice
The setting is the remote Shetland Islands, the farthest tip of the British Isles, where obstetrician Tora Hamilton plunges into the driving rain to bury her beloved horse in the peat bog behind her house. …
reviewed Hailey's War: A Novel. June 15, 2010
Hailey's War: A Novel
At twenty-four, Hailey Cain is world-weary, a West Point dropout with something to prove and a secret that is not revealed until the final pages of a thriller that takes her from LA to San Francisco to …
reviewed Far Cry. June 13, 2010
Far Cry
This is a harrowing tale of child abduction on England's Cornwall coast that bridges 1995 to 2005, when Ruth Pierce, suffers the loss of her ten-year-old daughter, Heather, and survives the ordeal only …
reviewed Dismantled: A Novel. June 13, 2010
Dismantled: A Novel
From reading the publishers reviews of this title, I expected Dismantled to be riveting. Although it is well-plotted for the most part and moves towards a "frightening" conclusion, McMahon asks a lot …
reviewed Every House Needs a Balcony: A Novel. June 08, 2010
Every House Needs a Balcony: A Novel
\    Frank marries past to present in a poignant and often charming novel that sometimes has the feel of a memoir, from eight-year-old Rina's arrival in Haifa, Israel, in the 1950s …
reviewed The Bohemian Girl. June 08, 2010
The Bohemian Girl
Cameron beautifully captures the dense fabric of life in turn-of-the-century London, where Denton, American novelist and ex-patriot, draws trouble like a magnet. Home after months in prison in Transylvania …
reviewed Blood Harvest. June 08, 2010
Blood Harvest
Richly atmospheric, Bolton sets the pace for her riveting thriller from the first page in a gothic setting, an ancient cathedral in ruins and the graveyards that border the new home of a recently-arrived …
The Outer Banks House: A Novel
Ducharme's Outer Banks drama begins with hope but ends in tragedy as a seventeen-year-old girl learns the harsh lessons of the war-embittered South, falls into an unexpected romance and witnesses the …
reviewed The Painter of Battles: A Novel. June 02, 2010
The Painter of Battles: A Novel
The title piqued my interest, but I found The Painter of Battles very difficult to read and very dark. Unfortunately, Amazon requires a review of each item ordered through Vine and this book has been …
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