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Mary, Called Magdalene
So I'm not a religious person, and I wasn't all that exited about reading this book, except that I've loved everything else I've read by Margaret Geor ...more
Mar 03, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
I loved this book. All the characters were so well developed and funny! Everyone actually had a personality and it was such a wonderful love story. Ev ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Dec 31, 2008
The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn
This was very interesting. Of course, I've read several books about the Tudors, and obviously, since it's based on fact, you pretty much know what hap ...more
Jan 22, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
The Sultan's Harem
I'm still trying to decide how I feel about this one. While it was entertaining at times, I thought the characters were a little much. Mostly Sultan S ...more
Dec 24, 2008
Oct 01, 2008
The Agony and the Ecstasy
If you are any sort of historical fiction fan, I think you would like this.

It was a little long winded at times, and about half-way through I was wond
Oct 02, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
I was a little worried at first that maybe this was just going to be a sort of typical teenage/young adult whine-fest sort of book. It started off a l ...more
Apr 09, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
The Luxe (Luxe, #1)
It's 1899 in Manhattan, Elizabeth and Diana Holland are sisters, but it seems like they are a world apart. Penelope is Liz's best friend, but she's mo ...more
Jan 19, 2010
Nov 30, 2009
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
I just love this book, I always forget how much! I'm on to the second in the series and I'm going to finish them this time!

I'm rere
Dec 10, 2009
Jun 11, 2007
The Help
I first came across this book last summer when my mother-in-law was reading it at the beach. She was raving about, and completely ignoring us for the ...more
Mar 11, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
Empress Orchid (Empress Orchid, #1)
If I could give this 3.5 stars I would. I really enjoyed it. The story was very unique and different from anything I've ever read.

The storyline follow
Feb 29, 2008
Jan 10, 2008
The Brothers of Glastonbury (Roger the chapman, #7)
Interesting story, it wasn't as predictable as some mysteries, so that was nice. It was also fun to read a "who done it" set during the midieval perio ...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jul 16, 2009
Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1)
This was really interesting. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it at first, it was a little slow to start, but it quickly picked up and was really ...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
Peony in Love
I wasn't crazy about this. I really liked Snowflower and Secret Fan, but I just couldn't get into this.

I liked learning about the culture and history
Jun 10, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Second Sight (Arcane Society, #1)
This was an easy fun read. It had romance, action and mystery, which I thought was fun.

It was definitely a little predictable in the romance departme
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 24, 2009
Mistress of the Sun
I loved this. It paints a wonderful picture of what life would have been like during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King. It also had a lot of parall ...more
May 29, 2009
Aug 18, 2008
Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1)
So much fun! A great mystery mixed with just the tiniest love story.

Someone recommended this to me after learning that we mutually liked the Sookie S
Aug 18, 2009
Nov 30, 2008
The Painted Girls
So lovely and interesting. It was sad, but not a hopeless kind of sad. I was immediately hooked and finished this in less than 24 hours! Helps I was s ...more
Jul 02, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
This was the SLOWEST thing ever. I think my main problem was that I listened to the audio book narrated by the author. Let's just say he should stick ...more
Apr 24, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
Beautifully written, a little hard to read. Some of the war scenes were just a little too much for me. Also, if you are claustrophobic read with cauti ...more
Mar 23, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
I loved Pillars of the Earth, and have had a copy of World Without End since my mom gave me a copy for x-mas. I've been putting it off since then, I g ...more
Jul 2008
Jan 01, 2008
I, Elizabeth
Great historical fiction. I've always loved anything involving Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots and Henry VIII so this was right up my alley. I liked ...more
Aug 08, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
I Capture the Castle
I loved this book. It made me start keeping a journal again! Although I'm not nearly as diligent as Cassandra.

I thought the writing was so wonderful a
Apr 12, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. (Josephine Bonaparte, #1)
I wasn't really sure that I would like this once I found out that it was in a format that is all journal entries and letters. But I loved it. I'm real ...more
Sep 02, 2008
Mar 20, 2008
The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #2)
I thought I had read this until I listened to the abridged version on a drive. I realized I hadn't read it and now have even seen the movie (ugh, what ...more
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Jun 05, 2007
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
The first word that comes to mind after reading this book is "depressing." It was one of the saddest books I've read in a long time. However, it was a ...more
Feb 17, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
Pope Joan
Such a great read. The history behind it so interesting. The book was well written and told such a great story. Even though the author had to fill in ...more
Oct 08, 2008
May 12, 2008
The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)
Not my favorite of the series, but still very interesting! And of course, you are left wondering, so you have to pick up the next in the series! Think ...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
Becoming Madame Mao
I didn't love this book. The story was interesting, but it was written in a sort of stream of consciousness way and jumped from first person to third ...more
Apr 30, 2008
Jan 10, 2008
Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country (Guenevere, #1)
I couldn't finish this. It wasn't horrible, I just couldn't get into it and sit down and read it for any length of time to start liking it.
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Feb 27, 2013
The Lady and the Unicorn
I just couldn't get into this. It might have something to do with the audio version I listened to, but I couldn't pay attention. Not really a fan...
Apr 08, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
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