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Shadows and Strongholds
4.15
really liked it
I do love Chadwick's books. There is just this feel to them. They even make me want to live in that age. Even if I totally would have been dead by now ...more
Feb 24, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
 
The Emperor's Conspiracy (Regency London, #1)
3.52
really liked it
It started so good..and yes it continued to be that good! :D

It was a nice mix of historical fiction, suspense, mystery and romance. Charlotte the hero
...more
Nov 24, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
 
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Murder at Sorrow's Crown
4.09
liked it
You know what, I have actually never read a book about Sherlock Holmes. Ok one, but let us not count the monster one. There might have been another ma ...more
Sep 25, 2016
Sep 22, 2016
 
The Calligrapher's Daughter
3.78
really liked it
Another win. This was a great book, and I would recommend it to fans of Wild Swans by Jung Chang, Leaving Mother Lake by Yang Erche Namu & Christi ...more
May 21, 2010
May 16, 2010
 
The Girl You Left Behind
3.95
liked it
This one brought out so many emotions..at the end.

But first! we follow Sophie in her occupied village. The Germans are there, and I was all, is this a
...more
Jan 28, 2016
Nov 23, 2012
 
The Song of Achilles
4.27
it was ok
This is a spoiler review, if you have not read the legend of heard it then it's your own fault. It is common knowledge.

Asshats all of them. Stupid ass
...more
Feb 25, 2016
Aug 18, 2012
 
Blood Will Follow (The Valhalla Saga, #2)
3.76
liked it
I do love when the second book is better than the first. Now what made it so? I am always so bad with that, cos honestly it was everything that helped ...more
Jun 10, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
 
Incendium
3.82
liked it
I have said it before, but historical mysteries really fit me. They have to work so hard to find anything, in a good way.

In this one Radcliffe, a lawy
...more
Feb 22, 2017
Feb 19, 2017
 
The Lady and the Unicorn
3.67
liked it
Everyone was kind of an idiot in this one.

We have the stuck up nobleman who thinks he is all that.
We have the artist who thinks he is god's gift to wo
...more
Feb 22, 2017
Feb 21, 2017
 
If You Go Away
3.93
liked it
Vivian is loving the season, she has a great man on the hook, but things change and she marries Aubrey. Who is really dull. But then she was just a pr ...more
Oct 30, 2016
Sep 09, 2015
 
Between Enemies
3.52
really liked it
Another book that I could not put down, and thanks to daylight savings time I did have that extra hour so yes I read for hours again.

The book begins i
...more
Oct 25, 2015
Oct 24, 2015
 
The Forever Queen (Saxon #2)
3.69
really liked it
Plot:

Emma of Normany married King Aethelred when she was 13. One son would become Edward the Confessor. But the Swein Forkbeard of Denmark invaded tog
...more
Nov 16, 2010
Nov 13, 2010
 
For the King's Favor (William Marshal, #4)
4.05
really liked it
Like with all fiction she does have some artistic freedom, because we don't know everything, like how old Ida really was. But Chadwick always stays cl ...more
Oct 30, 2010
Oct 29, 2010
 
To the Bright Edge of the World
4.17
really liked it
She is an amazing writer. When I first started this book I did not really know about it, it was sure not as magical and strange as The Snow Child. It ...more
Mar 24, 2017
May 23, 2015
 
The House at Tyneford
3.78
really liked it
The book was both heartbreaking, breathtaking and lovely at the same time. You know it will be sad when the heroine is a Jew during WWII but I still c ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
A Star Shall Fall (Onyx Court, #3)
3.79
liked it
I read book 1, but I did not read book 2. But for me it worked excellent like this anyway. Book 1 took place 200 years before this one and book 2 100 ...more
Sep 27, 2016
Sep 25, 2016
 
Pocketful of Dreams
4.54
liked it
A war time saga, I have read quite a few taking place in the East End. But this one showed another side than those. Those were more about family while ...more
Aug 08, 2017
Aug 03, 2017
 
Always In My Heart
4.10
liked it
The book jumps a bit in time. The war is over and Brenda returns to her husband's home. Oh but everyone there are so mean, arghh, I wanted to hit them ...more
Dec 19, 2016
Dec 16, 2016
 
The Silversmith's Wife
3.17
liked it
I always do like historical mysteries and this one had me guessing. Because at times it pointed towards someone, and then someone else and then I wond ...more
Jan 03, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
 
Before Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV
3.78
liked it
The book is in a way not written from one POV. Sure Louise de Valliere is the main character for most of it but there is always someone else taking he ...more
Jun 28, 2011
May 19, 2011
 
The Clippie Girls
4.09
liked it
This was a family saga about 3 sisters, their mother and grandmother, in the time of WWII.

The war starts and sisters Peggy and Rose becomes clippies (
...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
 
By Blood Divided
4.21
really liked it
Reading this made me think that I wanted to see it as a movie. A Ridley Scott movie, I so miss his epic historicals. I need some fighting, walls tumbl ...more
May 27, 2017
May 19, 2017
 
With Fate Conspire (Onyx Court, #4)
3.84
liked it
This was a sad one, ok now you think omg am I gonna cry? Haha, no, I do not mean SAD, just you know melancholic. The Fae have lived and loved London, ...more
Jan 22, 2017
Jan 19, 2017
 
Clash of Eagles
3.76
liked it
I like alternate history books. What if this, what if that? In this what if Rome never fell, instead it continued to conquer and spread its wings. And ...more
Apr 11, 2016
Apr 10, 2016
 
The Winter Isles
4.08
really liked it
Do you all know how hard it was for me not to google, or read that afterword? Oh it pained me. But since I had already heard of him, but knew nothing ...more
Oct 24, 2015
Oct 24, 2015
 
The Last Romanov
3.23
it was ok
I had high hopes cos I really liked the other book I read by her, and reading on I still had high hopes. But, I never truly connected and time just mo ...more
Feb 18, 2016
Aug 03, 2012
 
The Winter Mantle
4.00
liked it
I have read almost all of her books, and I do like how she take characters that makes you want to read more.

In this one we have Judith, she is the nie
...more
Nov 13, 2015
Sep 11, 2012
 
The Golem and the Djinni (The Golem and the Djinni #1)
4.10
liked it
For me it felt like one of those more quiet books. It was a folktale told, it was sweet, sad and made you wonder....

A man goes to a rabbi and tells h
...more
Jun 21, 2015
Sep 13, 2013
 
Swords of Good Men (The Valhalla Saga)
3.57
liked it
At first I will admit it's not the historical for everyone. This is about war, fighting, a siege, death. You get the idea.

Ulfar comes with his cousin
...more
Jun 02, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
 
The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #2)
3.91
really liked it
I might have read a Philippa Gregory book way back, before the Tudor books, so I was very curious how she wrote when I started this one. And I liked w ...more
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 17, 2010
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