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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Every once in a while after finishing a book I am reluctant to pick up another one. I need to spend a few days thinking and picking apart the book pro ...more
Aug 04, 2008
Mar 20, 2008
Pemberley: Or Pride and Prejudice Continued
Where did the lovely and sprited Elizabeth Bennett disappear to? Nowhere near the pages of this disappointing Pride & Prejudice follow-up. Our her ...more
Jan 2006
May 02, 2008
Suite Française
When asked what I was reading last week everyone responded "Huh?" when I replied with the title "Suite Francaise". Probably because of my awful accent ...more
Sep 07, 2008
Mar 20, 2008
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
King Arthur's story told from his sister Morgan's point of view was intriguing. As Christianity overtakes the land and Morgan and the Lady of the Lake ...more
Oct 2007
Feb 03, 2008
Luncheon of the Boating Party
I've never liked abstract art, but I've often thought it was because I didn't understand it, and it wasn't accessible to me. Reading this book was lik ...more
Mar 02, 2008
Mar 10, 2008
Year of Wonders
A small 17th century town is faced with two choices when struck with bubonic plague. Do they flee or quarantine the town to stop the spread of disease ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
Darcy's Story
For all you fellow Jane Austen devotees this is a not to be missed book. This is pure "Pride and Prejudice" told from Darcy's point of view. The autho ...more
May 2007
Feb 03, 2008
Mr. Darcy's Daughters
**spoiler alert** I was disappointed in this book. After finishing Darcy's Story by Janet Alymer I had a rosy glow for all things Pride & Prejudic ...more
Jan 2006
Feb 17, 2008
The sense of oppression and being trapped in a victorian world with no escape lingered for a few days after finishing. Dorothea was a little hard to r ...more
Jan 2007
May 02, 2008
This is the story of Mr. March the absent father in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. It is an intimate portrait of a man torn between his ideals and ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
The narrative of this story was fascinating as it follows the painting through time telling pieces of each owners life. Each chapter ending is painful ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
The Masque of the Black Tulip (Pink Carnation, #2)
Book 2. More fun in the sprit of the Scarlet Pimpernel, another fun and playful "beach read". By now you know the charachters a little better and the ...more
Jan 2006
May 02, 2008
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1)
Book 1 by Lauren Willig. As a big fan of the Scarlet Pimpernel this was a fun and luscious "beach read". It doesn't require to much brain power but ha ...more
not set
May 02, 2008
The Queen's Handmaiden
Fun historical fiction, lots of period costume detail but it lacked a connection to the story itself. It's always fun to read about Queen Elizabeth an ...more
Apr 19, 2008
Apr 23, 2008
These Is My Words (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1)
An excellent book! From the style, written as a series of journal entries, to the setting, to the story itself. I really enjoyed this book from cover ...more
Jul 20, 2008
May 04, 2008
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
The middle ages come to life in all their shining, gory, religious and political detail. I enjoyed this book although there were many difficult parts ...more
May 02, 2008
May 02, 2008
The Deception of the Emerald Ring (Pink Carnation, #3)
Book 3. The story continues but with a set of minor charachters from before. Of the three books I might have enjoyed this one most of all.
Jan 2006
May 02, 2008
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Jun 02, 2008
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