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Princess Elizabeth's Spy (Maggie Hope Mystery, #2)
3.87
did not like it
I was intrigued by the first book in this series, Mr. Churchill's Secretary. I didn't particularly like Maggie (in face she seemed to be a bit of a Ma ...more
not set
Dec 30, 2013
 
The Plum Tree
4.02
liked it
I received this as an e-ARC.

On the balance, I found my enjoying this book more than I didn't. The author has serious talent, and her ability to place
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Dec 13, 2012
Dec 15, 2012
 
The Sister Queens
3.97
it was ok
I wasn't as thrilled with this book as I thought I would be, reading the first chapter. I dislike the almost vignette-like feel of the book and had so ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
 
What We Saw at Night (What We Saw at Night, #1)
3.10
it was ok
**spoiler alert** 2-2.5 Stars/5

Note: I received an eARC from NetGalley.

I really, really wanted to like this book. I loved the concept - three teens wi
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Nov 29, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
 
Moloka'i
4.15
liked it
I bought this book a few years back, and then recently accidentally bought it again. Thankfully, I could return this second, but I was finally prompte ...more
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
 
The Borgias: The Hidden History
3.74
really liked it
3.5 stars, rounded up.

I really enjoyed this new biography of one of history's most famous families - so much so that it only took a day or so for me t
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Mar 19, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
 
Summerset Abbey (Summerset Abbey, #1)
3.53
really liked it
3.5/5 stars, rounded up to 4. I received this book from NetGalley.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I would highly recommend it for lovers of D
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Nov 27, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
 
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
3.85
did not like it
To be fair, I'm not a huge fan of Christian lit. I rarely read it, if just because I dislike being preached at for 300 pages. I knew this book was Chr ...more
Jun 02, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
 
The Archived (The Archived, #1)
4.02
really liked it
I heard about this book here and received a sneak peek copy from NetGalley. Boy, does it live up to the hype. It took me a little bit of time to get i ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2012
 
To Davy Jones Below (Daisy Dalrymple, #9)
3.79
really liked it
I would give this 3.5 stars, and so rounded up to four. I love the Daisy Dalrymple series, so I might be a bit biased - fair warning, but this was a s ...more
May 25, 2012
May 24, 2012
 
Romantic, Memoirs of a Great Liner
4.00
really liked it
I was unexpectedly impressed by this little book, recounting the the life of the ocean liner Bavaria, later renamed Romantic. Based on the German line ...more
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 15, 2012
 
Unnatural Habits (Phryne Fisher, #19)
4.06
really liked it
**spoiler alert** 3.5/5 stars rounded up to four.

I received this e-ARC from NetGalley.

I have a bit of a confession to make - I love the Phryne Fisher
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Dec 04, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
 
The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms, #4)
4.48
it was amazing
I decided to save my review for the last book, for the entire series, which is overall one of the best I've read in a long time. I ripped through all ...more
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
 
The Company of the Dead
3.23
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Mostly fast-paced and action-packed with fun characters. The book is long - and it does lag a bit in some parts - but I zipped right ...more
Apr 27, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
 
Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World
3.87
really liked it
I'd probably give this a 3.5 out of five stars, so I rounded up here. This book is about the first class passengers on the ill-fated Titanic. It picks ...more
Apr 29, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
 
Blood and Roses
3.70
liked it
I received this book as an ARC from Netgalley.

I found this to be a pretty entertaining mystery. The writing was a little hard to get into at first - i
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not set
Jun 27, 2013
 
Murder on the Lusitania (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #1)
3.64
really liked it
I read Conrad Allen's book Murder on the Minnesota as my first introduction to this series. I enjoyed it, but thought it was a little clunky. I didn't ...more
not set
Jun 20, 2012
 
The Blood Royal (Joe Sandilands #9)
3.61
really liked it
A fun dual mystery set in 1920s London. This was my first introduction to Joe Sandilands of the Metropolitan Police and I found him to be an engaging ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
 
The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court
3.81
liked it
Awesome for the first half of the book, less so for the second half. The first half was far more detailed and informative, even if none of the charact ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
 
Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
3.77
liked it
Started off a little slow; it took a little less than 100 pages for me to really get into the book. Once the story started to take off, I was hooked. ...more
not set
Apr 10, 2012
 
Pacific Glory (World War 2 Navy)
4.11
it was amazing
Beautifully written, with great characters that suck you in from page one. I ripped through this book in just a couple of days, though that's fairly s ...more
not set
Mar 24, 2012
 
Alif the Unseen
3.83
really liked it
Fun story. Some parts (particularly the first 30 or so pages) lag a bit, but once you've slogged through it, the rest of the story is magical and wond ...more
Oct 07, 2012
Oct 05, 2012
 
Redshirts
3.83
it was amazing
I think I'm still giggling. Very fun little book (only clocking in a little above 200 pages, ebook edition). The characters are all filled with smart ...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
Somewhere in France
3.74
liked it
I guess I was expecting a bit more from this book - it sounded like it could be such an engaging story, but I struggled to slog through it, skimming i ...more
not set
Feb 04, 2014
 
Murder on the Mauretania (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #2)
3.70
really liked it
Murder on the Mauretania was quite so well-written as the first book in the series, Murder on the Lusitania, and not nearly so clunky as the third boo ...more
not set
Jun 20, 2012
 
Something's Alive on the Titanic
3.66
liked it
Slightly silly, but a fun adventure story. Biggest downsides were that the story was slow at the beginning and that it never turned out to be as scary ...more
Jan 06, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
 
Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight Mystery, #1)
3.89
really liked it
3.5 stars.

Fun, well-written mystery. I loved the characters - Malloy and Sarah were great characters, and all of the secondary characters were well-d
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not set
Mar 26, 2013
 
The Fallen Angel (Gabriel Allon, #12)
4.17
really liked it
Much improved over the last few novels in this series, which had become slightly cookie-cutter. This has some of the same elements, but the story is m ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
Murder on the Minnesota (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #3)
3.77
liked it
Fun book with enjoyable characters and a good mystery. My biggest problems were with the stilted dialogue and with the fact that both mysteries wrappe ...more
May 26, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
Stonewall's Gold: A Novel of the Civil War
3.56
really liked it
3.5 stars/5.
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
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