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The Witch of Cologne by Tobsha Learner
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May 24, 07

bookshelves: historical-fiction, religion, 2007
Read in May, 2007

There were elements of this story that I really liked. It managed to pique a latent interest in Kabbalah, and add further fuel to my growing interest in enlightenment history and Holland's role as a world power following the death of Queen Elizabeth I. I also like the emphasis the author placed on intellectual love and the "meeting of true minds" that then fueled the romantic love. That said, there were also rather cliched elements to the story - and I particularly disliked the conceit of telling an historical fiction while making the protagonists both "characters before their times" which to some end then becomes so anachronistic as to remove me from the story.

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Lynn Ness very good review..my thoughts exactly...

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