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Sonia Gensler

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I am a former high school teacher turned full-time writer living in Oklahoma with my husband and my cat.

My books include THE REVENANT (Knopf 2011), a ghostly mystery set at a Cherokee girls' school, THE DARK BETWEEN (Knopf 2013) a Gothic murder mystery set in Cambridge, England, and GHOSTLIGHT (Knopf 2015) a contemporary MG mystery about a haunted house film project.

PLEASE NOTE: I'm not assigning stars to book reviews anymore. I'm really not writing reviews, either. Mostly I'm just tracking my reading, and rest assured that if a book shows up on my Goodreads list, it was a worthwhile read.



Recently I discovered Willow & Thatch , a blog that recommends period films and television series. That discovery alone was worth a blog post, but one of their recommendations particularly caught my fancy -- a Turkish historical romance (with subtitles) about star-crossed lovers during WWI. All the episodes are available on Netflix, so I watched the first one out of curiosity.

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Average rating: 3.68 · 3,827 ratings · 818 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
The Revenant

3.60 avg rating — 868 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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The Dark Between

3.45 avg rating — 447 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Ghostlight

3.77 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd
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Darker than I expected, but achingly beautiful and poignant.
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At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie
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I LOVE how this novel started -- Bertram's Hotel might be one of my favorite "characters" in all of Christie's novels -- but the mystery itself is somewhat meh and I couldn't help resenting how Davy spends much more time sleuthing than Miss Marple. S ...more
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A Woman of Independent Means by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
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If you like epistolary novels, this is a must-read. Bess Steed is fascinating, flawed, and so very endearing. Her adventures and heartaches kept me riveted until the end.
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A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
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I knew there would be moments of discomfort while reading this one, seeing as the wealthy vacationers to the Caribbean resort are FAR from progressive in their attitudes toward characters of color, but I did enjoy the sleuthing team of Miss Marple an ...more
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The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side by Agatha Christie
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I loved how this one started, but it took me forever to finish, perhaps because I remembered the murderer almost immediately. I enjoyed the bits with Miss Marple exploring town, suffering the unwanted attentions of Miss Knight, and visiting with old ...more
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The Poet's Dog by Patricia MacLachlan
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I wept through the entire book. Absolutely lovely. I read the library book but will buy the hardcover asap.
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Something Light by Margery Sharp
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Not my favorite Sharp book, perhaps because it was a little too episodic and I couldn't get on board with the protagonist's agenda. Still amusing, though.
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The Flowering Thorn by Margery Sharp
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This was my follow-up to CLUNY BROWN. Written a decade earlier, it is much different in tone--quieter and more earnest. As I wrote on my blog, it is more about a woman falling in love with a community than a man. In fact, there's hardly any romance a ...more
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4 by Agatha Christie
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My favorite so far -- I would love to see more stories involving Lucy Eylesbarrow.

(I'd looked forward to watching the Joan Hickson adaptation. Sadly, the writers messed about quite freely with the plot and characterization, with disappointing result
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Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Sonia,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I am looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Sonia! :D


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