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Radium Halos: A Novel about the Radium Dial Painters
In the 1920s the Radium Dial Company opened a factory in Illinois producing luminous paint made from radium. This paint was used to paint clock faces, ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
In the Mountains
After what I think is my favorite Von Arnim so far, Fraulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther, this one was a bit anti-climactic. But it's Von Arnim, so stil ...more
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Feb 13, 2011
The Incomplete Amorist
I had heard of Nesbit from her children's books, so I recognized her name while scrolling around the "romance" section over at Feedbooks. I can't find ...more
Dec 21, 2010
Dec 12, 2010
Emily Fox-Seton: Being "The Making of a Marchioness" and "The Methods of Lady Walderhurst"
The first half is a quaint romance. While both the hero and heroine could be a little more interesting, I believe the point is that they aren't intere ...more
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Sep 02, 2010
The First Violin
I love digging up these excellent novels from decades or even centuries ago that no one knows about today. The First Violin is part mystery, part roma ...more
Sep 08, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
I found this book while perusing the LibriVox free audiobook archives. The summary said it was "a Jane Eyre variant". Jane Eyre is one of my favorites ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
The Shadow and the Star (Victorian Hearts, #2)
I've written before that I thought Kinsale could write (what I would personally consider) a 5 star book, but I hadn't yet found it. Until I read this ...more
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May 26, 2011
A Girl of the Limberlost (Limberlost, #2)
This is a unique story about Elnora Comstock who lives a reclusive life with her mother in the woody swamps of Indiana called the Limberlost. Elnora l ...more
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Feb 04, 2011
Love in a Cold Climate and Other Novels
I didn't want to read this one straight after The Pursuit of Love because I didn't want to get the two confused. But turns out that I did read it stra ...more
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May 16, 2010
Midsummer Moon
I really like Kinsale, of what I've read so far. She has an excellent writing style and her attention to detail (of what I've read) is unmatched in th ...more
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May 14, 2011
The Rose-Garden Husband
This book was referred by Alisha who was dug up several lovely books for Girlebooks in the past, and this is no exception. The main character is Phyll ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 18, 2012
The Doctor's Dilemma
This was recommended by Kathleen (thanks Kathleen!), and I'm so glad she found it! I knew nothing of this author with a strange name before. It turns ...more
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May 14, 2011
Dear Enemy (Daddy-Long-Legs, #2)
I read Daddy Long Legs by the fireside last Christmas, the memory of which was so pleasant that I decided to read it's sequel, Dear Enemy, in the same ...more
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Dec 28, 2010
Letters of Love & Deception
Review originally published at

This is a lovely collection of short stories by Emily C. A. Snyder, author of another Austen-themed publ
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Sep 25, 2011
The Red House
What a beautiful little book. I am so pleasantly surprised. I read it because I also enjoyed another of Nesbit's books for adults, the Incomplete Amor ...more
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Nov 13, 2012
Seize the Fire
I loved the interaction of the characters, loved the writing. But I couldn't help wishing that Kinsale had made the plot a little less exciting and co ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 24, 2011
The Frog Prince's Daughters
Anura Bufonida is a fairytale princess waiting for her prince to claim her. A decendent of the Frog Prince, whose curse was broken long ago when he wa ...more
Mar 13, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party
This review was originally published at

This is a captivating story about love and tea. It is told from the point of view of the titula
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Oct 23, 2011
Lady Susan
I loved Lady Susan, the character! I think a good actress could do wonders with this role in an adaptation. Since I've read all Austen's novels, it wa ...more
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Oct 05, 2009
The White Ladies of Worcester: A Romance of the 12th Century
It is the 12th century in the city of Worcester. At the Nunnery of the White Ladies, old lay-sister Mary Antony performs her daily ritual. As the nuns ...more
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Oct 04, 2009
Fraulein Schmidt And Mr Anstruther
Despite the horrid title, this is one of the loveliest books I've read. Really, Von Arnim (or her publisher) came up with some nice titles--The Enchan ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling, #6)
I've recently become addicted to Nalini Singh and especially this series. While the writing is not all that good (she's getting better...), the plotti ...more
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Aug 21, 2011
These Old Shades (Alastair, #1)
This is the first book in a very long time that had me laughing out loud for pages on end. I can't remember when I've been so entertained. The dialog ...more
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Sep 03, 2011
Oh, That I Had Wings
The prequel to Finding Grace is about Grace's big brother, Jack. Much of the story I knew already, since I read Finding Grace first. However author Pa ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
The Blue Castle
I liked the premise of this book: a 29-year-old woman, who has led a relentlessly uneventful life up until now, finds out she's dying and starts to sa ...more
Nov 2010
Oct 23, 2010
Venetia ranks with my favorite Heyer (so far, there are so many, thankfully!). I loved that the whole book isn't based on stupid misunderstandings bet ...more
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Nov 13, 2012
The Pastor's Wife
I believe I am getting to the root of what I love and don't love about Von Arnim's writing. I love her autobiographical and first-person POV work. I l ...more
Jun 08, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
'After all,' [Miss Entwhistle] said almost entreatingly, 'what can be better than a devoted husband?'

And the widow, who had had three and knew what sh
Nov 10, 2010
Jul 08, 2009
Wide Sargasso Sea
While doing some research on fan fiction, I came upon a comment that while it is widely derided as non-literary work, there does exist recognized lite ...more
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Dec 05, 2007
Travels in West Africa
What a long book, but Kingsley's excellent sense of humor makes the dry parts bearable. She's at her best when writing in travel journal style. Can yo ...more
Nov 24, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
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