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N.L. Holmes is the pen name of a professional archaeologist who received her doctorate from Bryn Mawr College. She has excavated in Greece and in Israel, and taught ancient history and humanities at the university level for many years. She has always had a passion for books, and in childhood, she and her cousin (also a writer today) used to write stories for fun.

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Bird in a Snare by N.L. Holmes
"Deadly diplomacy.

A very promising first novel in the Lord Hani mysteries. Excellent characterisation throughout, which made it easier to get used to the names. A satisfyingly intricate plot and a portrait of idyllic home life to warm the soul." Read more of this review »
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This was my first Mrs. Mallory cozy, and it was a charming find. Very light, soothing (justice is , of course always done), and the classic English village mystery. The story and characters are simple--you can read it in an hour or two, and you'll en ...more
The Sun at Twilight by N.L. Holmes
"This is my second read from the Empire at Twilight series, and while I have praised N.L. Holmes plenty enough in the past for her immersive world building, fluid writing style and interesting characters, I've realized that one of my favorite things a" Read more of this review »
The Sun at Twilight by N.L. Holmes
"I have loved this series so far and am sticking it through to the end. Ms. N.L. Holmes knows how to make history fun and exciting. This series does just that. This book was no different but it delves deeper into relationships which I enjoyed. So, tha" Read more of this review »
The Sun at Twilight by N.L. Holmes
"This is the fourth book in the Empire at Twilight series and is 477 pages. This story follows Tudhaliya and Kurunta. Tudhaliya has reached his time to take the throne and he vows to rule with tradition. Kurunta is the cousin that grew up with Tudhali" Read more of this review »
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I just devoured Girl Cave nonstop—I literally couldn’t put it down, it was so full of beauty and wisdom. But I’ll reread it and suck out the marrow too. Carleton’s verse is alive with joie de vivre; she takes the ordinary things of life and spins the ...more
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This has sat on my shelf for years. How is it I've never read it before? It was well worth the wait. Who else could make a childhood of grinding poverty and suffocating religiosity funny and heart-wringing at the same time? You can't help feel compas ...more
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