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reviewed All My Love, Detrick. February 20, 2013
All My Love, Detrick
This is a love story set in Nazi Germany.      Detrick is an Aryan, living in Berlin, who, for years, has worked in the bicycle repair shop of Jacob Abdenstern. Accompanying Jacob …
reviewed Cold Mountain. November 11, 2012
Cold Mountain
When I started Cold Mountain I wasn't entirely sure how much I might like it (full disclosure:  I have not yet seen the movie version starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renee Zellwegger).  …
reviewed TOO WICKED TO WED. October 19, 2011
TOO WICKED TO WED
Lady Alexa Hendrie is a country-bred woman that is destined she believes for spinsterhood.  She may flirt with the idea of a season in London but the reality of trying to be a tame, controlled woman …
reviewed The Mercy Seller. December 30, 2010
Brenda Rickman Vantrease Mercy Seller
The 15th century was a time of religious conflict throughout Europe, with the Church holding out against, then persecuting, the followers of John Wycliffe. It's hard to imagine today the turmoil that …
reviewed Fool's Masquerade. December 09, 2010
Fool's Masquerade
It had been a while since I read a short historical romance, so I decided to look through the large stack of books my mother gave me. I picked one at random and was pleasantly surprised by the premise. …
reviewed The Virgin Widow. December 03, 2010
The Virgin Widow by Anne O'Brien
"The Virgin Widow" is a historical romance set in England and France during the War of the Roses. Though not a typical romance, the story started with the budding romance in 1462 and ended with …
reviewed A Kiss From Maddelena. September 06, 2010
A Kiss From Maddelena, by Christopher Castellani
   Love and war in a remote Italian village in Lazio. A young woman, not more than a child, really. A passionate young man dismissed in the village as nice enough but useless. If ever two lovers …
reviewed The Rebellion of Jane Clarke: A Novel. September 01, 2010
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 …
The Blind Contessa's New Machine: A Novel
This was a fun little romantic story. It was well written, easy to get through and entertaining.  There were times that it dragged a little. It is not a face paced, action packed story but it …
reviewed The King's Mistress: A Novel. August 08, 2010
The King's Mistress: A Novel
I picked up "The King's Mistress" wondering how I would like it. I had never heard of Alice Perrers and had never read anything by Emma Campion. It turns out that Emma Campion is from my part of the world …
reviewed Three Nights with a Scoundrel. August 08, 2010
Three Nights with a Scoundrel
Three Nights with a Scoundrel is the last of the Stud Club Trilogy. The book sees to the end of the mysterious death of founder Leo, who's sister, Lily finds love in this book with friend Julian. Throughout …
reviewed The King's Mistress: A Novel. July 28, 2010
The King's Mistress: A Novel
Alice Perrers was a phenomenal woman in medieval history and one of the most famous English courtesans who ever lived. In the days when women were second class citizens the beautiful Alice was ambitious …
reviewed Courting Morrow Little: A Novel. July 22, 2010
Courting Morrow Little: A Novel
I don't know much about the history of Kentucky. For example, I had no idea that the state (or territory at the time) used to be spelled Kentucke. Thanks to this book, I was able to learn this while enjoying …
Touching the Clouds: A Novel (Alaskan Skies)
I have to say, after finishing this book, I think it's Bonnie Leon's best novel to date. I had a really good time reading this book. After several series that took place in Australia, Leon returns to …
posted a Quick Tip about Cold Mountain. July 14, 2010
Cold Mountain
The book is excellently written and captivating. The movie adaptation is terrible. Why can they not follow a good plot in a movie is beyond me.
posted a Quick Tip about Mansfield Park (movie). July 13, 2010
Mansfield Park
This is a good regency read. It's nice to peruse a classic piece of literature that occurred at the time it was written.
posted a Quick Tip about Cold Mountain. July 13, 2010
Cold Mountain
A decent book about a hrading working women. It moved a little slow for me.
reviewed The Blind Contessa's New Machine: A N.... July 12, 2010
The Blind Contessa's New Machine: A Novel
Carolina's eyesight is growing dim. Neither her husband-to-be nor her parents acknowledge this fact, but Carolina has found a way to accept what has happened. When her sight is completely gone, she escapes …
posted a Quick Tip about Cold Mountain. July 02, 2010
Cold Mountain
A very good book that takes place during the Civil War.
reviewed The Tutor (Harlequin Blaze). June 29, 2010
The Tutor (Harlequin Blaze)
Hope Tarr brings sensuality to a peak with her newest historical release, The Tutor. Following the conclusion of her "Men of Roxbury House" Victorian trilogy, Hope Tarr decided to give secondary characters …
posted a Quick Tip about Cold Mountain. June 28, 2010
Cold Mountain
I had to read it to see what all the fuss was about. I have to admit it was somewhat disappointing.
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 …
reviewed Forever Amber. June 25, 2010
Forever Amber
Even though Kathleen Winsor wrote "Forever Amber" in 1944, the willful self-possession depicted in her protagonist, endows the she-devil courtesan Amber St. Claire with a permanent ranking as one of the …
posted a Quick Tip about Mansfield Park (movie). June 21, 2010
Mansfield Park
My youngest has claimed this one as her own.
reviewed All the Queen's Players. June 18, 2010
All the Queen's Players
Not gonna waste a lot of time recounting everything about the plot of All The Queen's Players, because quite honestly, there's just too much. Rosamund Walsingham, cousin to Sir Francis Walsingham, Master …
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