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The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Cousin's War, #4)
The Kingmaker's Daughter is the latest installment of author Philippa Gregory's series that feature various historical women from the English Wars of ...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
The Jewel of Medina
The Quick Synopsis:
The Jewel of Medina is a historical fiction novel about A'isha bint Abu Bakr, one of the Prophet Muhammad's numerous wives and, acc
Nov 25, 2008
Nov 21, 2008
The School of Essential Ingredients
Renowned chef Lillian owns a restaurant in the Pacific Northwest and every Monday night she hosts a cooking class.

Yep, that's pretty much it. Sounds t
Jan 2009
Jan 22, 2009
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
I'm afraid I find myself in the distinct minority here. I truly did not care for this book. But before I come under attack by all the fans of this now ...more
Apr 24, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Every once in a great while a book comes along that reminds me why I love to read. I'm not big on giving out 5 stars for a book, but this novel deserv ...more
Jul 08, 2011
Nov 06, 2010
Winter in Madrid
It takes a darned good book to get a 5-star review out of me. I'd give this one 10 stars if it were an option.

In 1936 Spain, as World War II was gear
not set
Feb 18, 2009
A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)
I wanted to quietly give this book it's two stars and move on with my life, but after seeing at least a hundred 5 star reviews merely because it has " ...more
Dec 06, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
The Marriage Game
Although I've never cared for Weir's historical work (well researched but too biased in my opinion), I did very much like the first historical fiction ...more
Nov 12, 2014
Nov 01, 2014
Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty caught everyone's attention with her previous novel, The Husband's Secret, and most readers knew she be back with another solid contemp ...more
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Vixen (Flappers, #1)
Although it's been mentioned by other reviewers, my chief problem with this new series is that it is a complete re-write of Godbersen's The Luxe Serie ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
The Space Between (Outlander, #7.5)
This Outlander novella tracks the story of Joan McKimmie (Jamie Fraser's step-daughter by Laoghaire) when she leaves Scotland for France under the pro ...more
Apr 05, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
Flavia de Luce #7. For those who have been faithfully following the Flavia de Luce series, we knew As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust was going to be a ...more
Nov 13, 2014
Nov 07, 2014
Where They Found Her
3.5 Stars. McCreight's newest novel is centered around a small university town where the body of a newborn infant has been found in the river. Molly, ...more
Jan 17, 2015
Jan 16, 2015
Bull Mountain
Debut novel. It's not easy to write a review of a debut novel so well-written as Panowich's Bull Mountain. I threw it into the sub-genre of Hillbilly ...more
Apr 15, 2015
Apr 19, 2015
Where All Light Tends to Go
4.5 Broke my heart. That's all for now. More later.
Dec 11, 2014
Nov 14, 2014
The Divorce Papers
The story of a divorcing couple and the young attorney representing the wife in the divorce, The Divorce Papers is notable for it's unique format. The ...more
Jan 2014
Feb 26, 2014
If you're amazed that it took me this long to finally get around to this book, believe me when I say this was quite intentional. I'm always leery of r ...more
Nov 27, 2014
Jul 01, 2010
Burial Rites
As if the subject matter wasn't fascinating enough - based on the true story of the last woman to be executed in Iceland - Hannah Kent's true talent i ...more
Nov 07, 2014
Nov 02, 2014
The Traitor's Wife: A Novel of the Reign of Edward II
I am very picky about historical fiction.

I like my historical fiction very, very well-researched. Don't mess with known history or rearrange timelines
Apr 2009
Apr 08, 2009
The Light Between Oceans
Someone could have warned me this was a tear-jerker in the end. Sheesh. Okay, so here's the deal. The first half is rather predictable so I don't cons ...more
Sep 18, 2013
Sep 16, 2013
The King's Daughter. A Novel of the First Tudor Queen (Rose of York)
This is a historical fiction novel about Elizabeth of York, daughter of England's King Edward IV, wife of King Henry VII, and mother of King Henry VII ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 09, 2008
The Last Kind Words Saloon
Unlike other readers, I felt a cohesiveness to this shorter-than-usual (224 pages) novel from the legendary McMurtry. Like many others, McMurtry's Lon ...more
Mar 26, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
Space Case
My eight year old and I read a *lot* of fantasy middle readers. Hey, he's an eight year old boy. Eight year old boys love dragons, wizards, and magic. ...more
Nov 09, 2014
Oct 25, 2014
A Spool of Blue Thread
Each month, I allow myself to purchase one current "best selling" or "most talked about" book. A book-of-the-moment, if you will. Sometimes I read the ...more
Mar 10, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
The Ghost Fields (Ruth Galloway #7)
Ruth Galloway is back in 2015 and this time a local developer has unearthed a WWII plane with the pilot still intact. The only problem is that it's no ...more
Apr 17, 2015
Apr 19, 2015
First book of the year that I was simply unable to finish. If it hadn't been a library book, in fact, I would have literally tossed it in the garbage. ...more
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Lady of the English
Is it possible that Elizabeth Chadwick just keeps getting better and better with each successive novel? Yes, it is, because Lady of the English is her ...more
Sep 23, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
Impulse & Initiative: What if Mr. Darcy had set out to win Elizabeth's heart? (Pride & Prejudice Variation)
It has to be said from the outset that Impulse & Initiative is not an Austen sequel. Rather, it is an Austen variation. Allow me to explain the di ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 10, 2008
The Rose of Sebastopol
I loved this book. Really loved it. But what led to my enjoyment of it was the knowledge I already have regarding the Crimean War (thanks to author Em ...more
Dec 30, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
Golden Son (Red Rising Trilogy, #2)
(4.5 stars)

I have to preface this review by saying right off the bat that Golden Son is the second book in the Red Rising Trilogy. If you haven't read
Dec 09, 2014
Dec 07, 2014
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