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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
The Actor and the Housewife
by Shannon Hale (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2009
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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
The Devlin Diary
by Christi Phillips
read in October, 2009
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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)
read in October, 2009
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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
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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
by Katherine Howe (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2009
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Another interesting book about the Salem witches. This novel goes back and forth from the 1690s to the 1990s, from Deliverance Dane to Connie, a grad student studying colonial history at Harvard. The topic and approach were great; it was the executio ...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 »
The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison
"The Princess and the Bear is a companion novel to Mettie Ivie Harrison's The Princess and the Hound. In this book, the Hound and the Bear of the first novel must embark on a journey through space and time to thwart the unmagic that is destroying t..." Read more of this review »
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