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Outlander (Outlander, #1)
People kept telling me how good the Outlander series was, and I kept putting off reading them because they're time travel romances. Time travel romanc ...more
Aug 2003
Aug 28, 2007
World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
This "companion" novel to Follett's 1989 classic The Pillars of the Earth is set in the same community, 200 years later. I'd been excited about it eve ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 10, 2007
This book is both a spiritual coming of age tale and a hauntingly-beautiful love story. Anya Seton wrote some other good books, but make no mistake — ...more
Mar 2003
Aug 28, 2007
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
After several thousand pages of build-up, the Revolutionary War is finally here — and with it, the excitement of the early Outlander novels returns. N ...more
Sep 26, 2009
Jun 01, 2009
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
This book made me uncomfortable. I felt like I was reading Harper Lee's diary and I had no right to. I know, I know, I know that Marja Mills said she ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 17, 2014
And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily, #1)
This one was a complete impulse buy. I picked it up because the jacket copy promised "a cauldron of intrigue, scandal, and danger" set in the British ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 20, 2007
City Dog
Without a doubt, this was the best dog story/love letter to eighties music I have ever read.

At times, it was heartbreaking to read about how isolated
Oct 19, 2008
Oct 01, 2008
Above All Things
I couldn't put this book down. The blurb on the cover promised a "tragic adventure story," which sounds ominous (and there is a certain amount of drea ...more
Feb 2013
Mar 07, 2013
A Crimson Warning (Lady Emily, #6)
This was the book I was hoping A Fatal Waltz would be. This was a book about the Lady Emily I remember from And Only to Deceive and A Poisoned Season. ...more
Nov 04, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
The Complete Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set (Anne of Green Gables, #1-8)
I have been a fan of the "Anne Girl" since elementary school. Countless rereads later, I can honestly say I still enjoy visiting Green Gables (and the ...more
Feb 1988
Aug 31, 2007
The Scandalous Duchess
I remember walking out of the theater the night I went to see Keira Knightley's version of Pride and Prejudice and thinking, "That is just a good stor ...more
Mar 2015
Dec 15, 2013
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia, #1)
I love the Lady Emily Ashton mystery series by Tasha Alexander, so I was hoping for good things when this series - which sounded remarkably similar - ...more
Sep 04, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
The Thirteenth Tale
The ponderous tone of the first chapter almost made me set this one aside before the story really got going, but I'm glad I soldiered on to get envelo ...more
Apr 22, 2008
Sep 27, 2007
A Poisoned Season (Lady Emily, #2)
I liked this sequel even better than its original ( And Only to Deceive).

It's refreshing to read about a Victorian woman who pushes the boundaries of
Jan 2008
Oct 22, 2007
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
Originally, I had given this book 5 stars, but, after a reread, I decided to knock it down a mark. Don't get me wrong, it's still a good book, but it' ...more
Sep 2005
Aug 28, 2007
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
Anne Fadiman understands!

In this book, she tackles the topic of her lifelong love affair with words and literature. Her funny, erudite essays are som
Jun 2002
Sep 07, 2007
Circle of Kin, Circle of Stone (The Two Circles, #1)
not set
Sep 05, 2013