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The Fairies Return, or New Tales for Old by Peter Llewelyn Davies
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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
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The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
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I love Goose Girl and really like Shannon Hale's other fairy tale adaptations. But (like Austenland--only more so), this novel was annoying and icky. I didn't believe any of it--not the characters, not the oh-so-witty repartee, not the overwhelming a ...more
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The Blind Side of the Heart by Michael C. White
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I can't remember who recommended this book to me, so when it arrived at the library and I checked it out and realized that it was a novel about a pedophile priest, I wasn't so sure I'd want to read it. I'm glad I did. The main character, an Irish hou ...more
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The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips
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London and Cambrdge, 1672 and 2008. A woman physician and a woman university fellow--both challenging the system and challenged by it. 300-year-old murder mystery. The historical details were very interesting. The romance (both periods) seemed forced ...more
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The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
The Heretic's Daughter
by Kathleen Kent (Goodreads Author)
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More Salem witch trials. This one was very good. Told from the point of view of a victim of the trials. Drew me into the time period and the issues.
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The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis
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A detective novel set in ancient Rome with a wise-cracking, hard-boiled, P.I. (private informer). Fun for fans of historical fiction and mystery/detective fiction. For me, the plot was confusing at times, and the modern twist on Rome seemed very self ...more
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
"Living as I do in New England and being fascinated with the tragic events in Salem in 1692-1693, I delved into this debut historical novel with great anticipation. Howe doesn’t disappoint. Her interweaving of events in the present day involving a..." Read more of this review »
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“Good and evil are a great deal more complex than a princess and a dragon, or a wolf and a scarlet-clad little girl. And is not the dragon the hero of his own story? Is not the wolf simply acting as a wolf should act?”
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