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Désirée: The Bestselling Story of Napoleon's First Love
4.02
it was amazing
In his memoirs, dictated while he was in exile on the island of St. Helena, Napoleon named his first love as Desiree Clary, a silk merchant’s daughter ...more
Sep 27, 2010
Sep 08, 2010
 
3
The Book of Fires
3.63
it was ok
SUMMARY: It’s 1752 and in a small town in England a young Agnes Trussel finds herself in a very delicate situation. She is pregnant and unwed and comp ...more
Jan 25, 2010
Nov 21, 2009
 
14
Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome, #1)
4.06
it was amazing
In the summer of 1993 in between my junior and senior year in high school I had the unique opportunity to travel to Rome as part of the Travel and Tou ...more
Mar 27, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
20
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
3.95
it was amazing
Catherine de Medici has been called many names throughout history: The Italian Woman, Madame Serpent,
Jezebel, the Merchant's Daughter and the Black Qu
...more
not set
Jan 22, 2010
 
56
The Lady's Slipper
3.62
really liked it

It’s amazing that the theft of one little harmless orchid could set off a series of happenings that will turn three lives upside down!

Alice is still i
...more
Dec 06, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
 
43
Penelope's Daughter
3.59
really liked it
Penelope’s Daughter , written by Laurel Corona, takes Homer’s The Odyssey and flips it on its head…focusing instead on what happened to his wife Penel ...more
Sep 10, 2010
Sep 03, 2010
 
18
The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Tragedy
3.94
it was amazing
Author Leanda de Lisle has written an utterly captivating account of the lives of, Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey in The Sisters Who Would Be Quee ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2010
 
32
Georgette Heyer's Regency World
3.99
really liked it
Jennifer Kloester has authored a MUST READ reference book for any avid Georgette Heyer or Regency period fans.

In Georgette Heyer’s Regency World Kloe
...more
Jul 31, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
 
54
The Brothers of Gwynedd: The Legend of the First True Prince of Wales  (Brothers of Gwynedd, #1-4)
4.11
it was amazing
Edith Pargeter's novel, The Brothers of Gwynedd is comprised of four stories: Sunrise in the West, The Dragon at Noonday, The Hounds of Sunset and Aft ...more
May 18, 2010
Dec 10, 2008
 
4
Island of the Swans
3.75
it was amazing
There’s nothing better than discovering a new author - one that you fancy so much you must read everything they’ve ever written. This just happened to ...more
not set
Oct 05, 2009
 
34
The Countess and the King: A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II
3.94
it was amazing
In my historical fiction reading experience there are a handful of authors that you just know automatically that you’re going to love whatever they pu ...more
Aug 07, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
 
13
Daughters of the Witching Hill
3.71
it was amazing
Don't you love it when you start a book and immediately get sucked in just from the first few sentences? Well, that's what happened when I began to re ...more
Mar 25, 2010
Dec 19, 2009
 
51
Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland
3.80
really liked it
What struck me the most when I read Susan Fraser King’s first novel, Lady MacBeth , was the way she was able to suck me in within the first page. Well ...more
Nov 23, 2010
Jul 15, 2010
 
49
The Forever Queen (Saxon #2)
3.69
really liked it
Helen Hollick brings the turbulent 11th century England to life like only she can!

Emma is 13 when she leaves her homeland in Normandy to wed the much
...more
Oct 30, 2010
Aug 26, 2010
 
29
The Jewel of St. Petersburg (The Russian Concubine, #3)
3.87
it was amazing
Author Kate Furnivall has written an utterly engrossing story of Valentina Ivanova, a daughter to the finance minister to Tsar Nicholas II, set in St. ...more
Jul 18, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
 
41
Wicked Company
3.70
really liked it
Author Ciji Ware earned a lifelong fan in me ever since reading Island of the Swans (READ MY REVIEW) last year and was reinforced when A Cottage by th ...more
Sep 03, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
55
The Darling Strumpet
3.81
really liked it
When I first saw mention of the upcoming release of The Darling Strumpet , a novel on Nell Gwynn, I knew immediately I had to read it. You see, she’s ...more
Dec 02, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
 
61
The Princess of Nowhere
3.60
really liked it
When author Lorenzo Borghese visited The Galleria Borghese in Italy, a home that belonged to his family until the early 1900s, he was drawn to a marbl ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
 
23
A Cottage by the Sea
3.74
it was amazing
My Thoughts: Let me just say that Ciji Ware is quickly moving up in rank on my list of favorite authors! I am so grateful that Sourcebooks is re-issui ...more
May 27, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
 
42
Dark Moon of Avalon (Twilight of Avalon, #2)
4.03
it was amazing
The resplendent world of Anna Elliott’s Trystan and Isolde continues in Dark Moon of Avalon, book two of the phenomenal Twilight of Avalon trilogy.

As
...more
Aug 31, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
 
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The Passionate Brood: A Novel of Richard the Lionheart and the Man Who Became Robin Hood
3.56
liked it
2010 has seen a plethora of novels on Eleanor of Aquitaine and her progeny and in the newly re-issued novel by Margaret Campbell Barnes, The Passionat ...more
Nov 07, 2010
Sep 30, 2010
 
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Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
4.26
it was amazing
PHE-NOM-E-NAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 11, 2010
Jul 03, 2010
 
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The Dark Rose (The Morland Dynasty, #2)
4.10
liked it
As much as I enjoyed book one, I gotta say that book two was rather disappointing. Set during the reign of Henry VIII, The Dark Rose takes us on a jou ...more
Jun 24, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
 
19
The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England
3.79
it was amazing
Susan Higginbotham is batting three for three! The Stolen Crown is my third Higginbotham read and my third 5 star rating!

In her third book Higginboth
...more
Apr 17, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
52
A Royal Likeness
3.70
really liked it
In Christine Trent’s sophomore release, A Royal Likeness, readers meet up again with Marguerite Ashby, niece to Claudette from Trent’s first novel, Th ...more
Nov 27, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
 
57
The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou
3.94
really liked it
Much of my readings on the War of the Roses have been from the Yorkist point of view, painting the matriarch of the Lancaster faction, Margaret of Anj ...more
Dec 10, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
 
60
The Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation, #8)
3.94
really liked it
Having heard the ravings about the Pink Carnation series for years, I finally picked up my first and now can see what all the fuss has been about! The ...more
Dec 27, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
 
26
Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages
3.49
really liked it
What a great year 2010 has been for historical fiction writer debuts! I have been really blown away by the shear awesomeness of these first timers and ...more
Jun 26, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
 
8
The Scarlet Lion (William Marshal, #2)
4.27
it was amazing
Regular readers of this blog are sure to know about my literary love for Elizabeth Chadwick novels. So, it was with great delight that I settled in to ...more
Feb 27, 2010
Dec 04, 2008
 
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Twilight of Avalon (Twilight of Avalon, #1)
3.93
it was amazing
Sculptured from one of the earliest tellings of the legend of King Arthur, Geoffrey Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain, author Anna Elliott we ...more
not set
May 11, 2009
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