VMom's Comments (member since Feb 24, 2010)


VMom's comments from the Historical Fictionistas group.

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22454 I will confess I have had this book for several years and have never managed to get past the part where she goes to school. I was hoping this group read would inspire me to slog through.
Help.. Please. (17 new)
Mar 11, 2010 11:47AM

22454 It's harder than I thought to come up with a good rec.

I really liked Blackstone Key, though it is more a mystery about Plymouth smugglers. Also a YA historical I particularly liked is Michelle Moran's Cleopatra's Daughter

If you feel like getting back to romance Jude Morgan has two Heyer-like historical romances that might do - An Accomplished Woman and Indiscretion. (Do you like Georgette Heyer, btw?)
Mar 01, 2010 06:45AM

22454 Kathy wrote: "I just finished Anne Bronte's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall last night and did a quick YA book today, the Newberry winner for 2009, When You Reach Me. I read Bronte's wi..."
I just put The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey on hold at thelibrary. I've never read them before ...
Historical Crime (142 new)
Feb 24, 2010 04:05PM

22454 I love historical mystery series.
My current favorite is the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. The first book is
Crocodile on the Sandbank. It features an eccentric Egyptologist in the Victorian era.

I also enjoy the Mistress of the Art of Death series, and she also wrote a crime mystery set in 1920-30 Berlin City of Shadows: A Novel of Suspense.

I second the rec for the Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries too.
Feb 24, 2010 03:38PM

22454 I love Victoria Holt but can't seem to pick a Jean Plaidy to read. It's like some kind of mental block for me.
(Same thing with another author -- I will read Amanda Quick but not her contemporary pen name Jayne Anne Krentz)
Introduce Yourself (2344 new)
Feb 24, 2010 02:29PM

22454 Fimbulwinter (or Fimbulvetr) in Norse myth is the terrible three seasons of winter with no summer in between that heralds Ragnarok, the cataclysmic fall of the Gods. :)
Introduce Yourself (2344 new)
Feb 24, 2010 12:07PM

22454 I'm hoping that we don't get too much snow this weekend! :("

Even my kids are saying NO to SNOW! They're worried they'll run out of snow days and have to extend their school year.
I think it's a sign of Fimbulwinter :)
Feb 24, 2010 12:04PM

22454 I just finished Taking Liberties by Diana Norman which I gave 5 stars. It is set in Plymouth, England in 1778, and is a sequel to A Catch of Consequence. So far I am really liking Diana Norman (aka Ariana Franklin.)
Next is The Spirit Lens: A Novel of the Collegia Magica by one of my new favorite fantasy authors, Carol Berg.
Introduce Yourself (2344 new)
Feb 24, 2010 11:59AM

22454 Hi! I just saw this group come up on the recent activities, and I had to check it out since historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, specially historical mysteries and gothics and romances.

To the mod: Thanks so much for accepting my request to join so promptly! (I am in Chester County, PA, btw, almost local :)


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