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The Boston Girl
3.76
Per usual, good writing, but the book felt like an overly long character sketch. it was a welcome departure from other Diamant books that went over th ...more
Mar 19, 2015
Mar 18, 2015
 
The 19th Wife
3.62
Strange mishmash of true history, fictionalized history, and modern fiction, all surrounding Mormonism and Fundamentalist LDS. Young man expelled from ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
The American Heiress
3.38
Overly long - this 465pg book could have been written in a more concise 300 pages. Much of it read like a dramatic chapter meant for a Masterpiece The ...more
Jan 06, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
 
The Wives of Henry Oades
3.54
Dark and atrocious story about a London bookkeeper who moves his family to New Zealand for a job. Family is abducted by Maori natives, and he presumes ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
Sleep, Pale Sister
3.23
19th century artist and pedophile marries child model, tries to keep her in a medicated coma to preserve her sweetness and purity. Wife falls in with ...more
Apr 30, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
 
The Rose Legacy (Diamond of the Rockies, #1)
4.16
Italian emigree comes to Crystal, CO, and finds out she's basically screwed. Saved by gruffy freighter with a heart of gold, tormented by oily lawyer ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
The Shadow Queen: A Novel of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
3.50
I didnt realize this was part of a series and not a stand-alone novel based on history. Quite slow and way too bogged down with unimportant minutiae. ...more
Mar 08, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
 
The Third Son: A Novel
3.74
Were there ANY happy people in Taiwan, China, or Japan from the 40's through the 60's? Most books in this genre are depressing as heck. This one had a ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.81
interesting perspective on the mid-reign of Henry VIII as he parts with Katherine and the Catholic Church in favor of Anne Boleyn. Told from Cromwell' ...more
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 01, 2014
 
Through a Glass Darkly (Tamworth Saga #2)
3.93
Far too long, far too boring, and far too desperate to add romance/intrigue to an otherwise uninteresting collection of characters.
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
 
The Land of Painted Caves (Earth's Children, #6)
3.14
please...someone, let these characters gooooooo. Is it wrong to want a mercy-killing of a series?
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
 
The Valley of Amazement
3.55
A mediocre story that reads like a hybrid of "Memoirs of a Geisha," and chop suey.
Dec 06, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
 
The Painted Girls
3.61
just could not get into it. Gave up 120pg in.
Feb 09, 2014
Feb 04, 2014
 
Madame Bovary's Daughter
3.59
Not good. An odd mishmash of Jane Eyre and French fashion.
Apr 24, 2015
Feb 15, 2015
 
Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate
4.00
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Sep 28, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
 
The Boleyn Inheritance (The Tudor Court, #3)
3.81
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Sep 10, 2011
 
The Queen's Fool (The Tudor Court, #4)
3.79
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Sep 10, 2011
 
The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court, #1)
3.85
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not set
Sep 10, 2011
 
The Virgin's Lover (The Tudor Court, #5)
3.66
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not set
Sep 10, 2011
 
The White Queen (The Cousins' War, #1)
3.85
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Sep 10, 2011
 
The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2)
3.67
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not set
Sep 10, 2011
 
Middlemarch
3.90
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Sep 10, 2011
 
The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. (Josephine Bonaparte, #1)
4.10
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Sep 10, 2011
 
Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe (Josephine Bonaparte, #2)
4.23
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Sep 10, 2011
 
The Last Great Dance on Earth (Josephine Bonaparte, #3)
4.33
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Sep 10, 2011
 
Peony in Love
3.56
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Sep 11, 2011
 
Anna Karenina
3.99
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Sep 11, 2011
 
The Last Witchfinder
3.54
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Sep 11, 2011
 
A Passage to India
3.64
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Sep 11, 2011
 
The Dante Club
3.37
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Sep 11, 2011
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