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Red-Robed Priestess (Maeve Chronicles, #4)
4.38
it was amazing
The whole Maeve Chronicles series is superlative, highly recommended, one of my favorites. I would recommend it for fans of strong women, Celtic fanta ...more
Jan 2013
May 23, 2012
 
Exposure at Dejima: A Tiger Lily Short Story
4.00
really liked it
I enjoyed the two novels that preceeded this short story and so really wanted to know what happened next for the characters. This short story has what ...more
Jun 14, 2017
Jun 15, 2017
 
Magdalen Rising: The Beginning (Maeve Chronicles, #1)
4.22
it was amazing
The whole Maeve Chronicles series is superlative, highly recommended, one of my favorites. I would recommend it for fans of strong women, Celtic fanta ...more
Dec 02, 2012
May 23, 2012
 
Bright Dark Madonna (Maeve Chronicles, #3)
4.38
it was amazing
The whole Maeve Chronicles series is superlative, highly recommended, one of my favorites. I would recommend it for fans of strong women, Celtic fanta ...more
Dec 29, 2012
May 23, 2012
 
The Passion of Mary Magdalen (Maeve Chronicles, #2)
4.27
it was amazing
The whole Maeve Chronicles series is superlative, highly recommended, one of my favorites. I would recommend it for fans of strong women, Celtic fanta ...more
Dec 18, 2012
May 23, 2012
 
A Thin Bright Line
4.07
it was amazing
When I finished this book, I thought, "Holy moly, this is a good book."

The premise of this book is a hook that draws you in: author Lucy Jane Bledsoe
...more
Feb 16, 2017
Feb 13, 2017
 
To The Bright Edge of the World
4.16
it was amazing
4.5 stars. I was pretty moved by this book. There are two main stories - the first is of an army captain exploring Alaska with a small crew in the lat ...more
Dec 05, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
 
Becoming Jane Eyre
3.27
liked it
I didn't know much about the Bronte sisters, and this book brought snippets of their lives together in detail. I honestly can't remember if I've actua ...more
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 23, 2011
 
Death Comes to Pemberley
3.23
liked it
I'm not much of a mystery genre reader but thought I'd give this book a try, as I do love revisiting Austen, as long as the author doesn't meddle too ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
 
These Three Remain (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman #3)
3.95
liked it
Much of this book was exploring Darcy's thoughts, so a little too much of the telling, not showing style of writing. Aidan also had a tendency to turn ...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
The Signature of All Things
3.82
it was amazing
A really great book. Highly recommended.

Sweeping in scale and yet minute in detail. About a woman who was a scholar, a scientist, an heiress, an adven
...more
Oct 14, 2015
Oct 09, 2013
 
Wildthorn
3.64
really liked it
Likes: the spunky & determined main character Louisa, who wants things out of life that Victorian women just don't get to have, the stark portraya ...more
Nov 11, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
 
Sense and Sensibility
4.06
really liked it
I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it took me this long to read this great book, as the 1995 Ang Lee / Emma Thompson movie is one of my favorite movies of ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
 
The Wonder
3.64
really liked it
Excellent writing, and set in central Ireland about a decade after the Potato Famine, the story is beautiful and dark and uplifting. I thought the mai ...more
Dec 15, 2017
Dec 08, 2017
 
A Measure of Light
3.50
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Beautiful written, and crafted in mostly a series of scenes that allow the story to cover a lot of time but still feel intimate. I e ...more
Nov 03, 2017
Oct 27, 2017
 
Lavinia
3.74
it was amazing
I really loved this book. There is a real sense of early Roman spirituality before Greek influence. Whether or not it is based in historical fact, it ...more
not set
Apr 16, 2010
 
The Invention of Wings
4.23
it was amazing
A brave book that looks at our country's history of slavery, racism, abolition, and the start of the feminist movement. One again, Kidd has woven toge ...more
Apr 28, 2016
Apr 24, 2016
 
Duty and Desire (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman #2)
3.36
liked it
This book takes an unexpected and gothic turn. I understand it was character development and a commentary on the times, but it just didn't match Auste ...more
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
 
An Assembly Such as This  (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman #1)
3.69
really liked it
I've long wanted to know more of the Pride & Prejudice story and thought I'd give this a try. It may not be where Jane Austen would have gone, but ...more
Nov 20, 2010
Nov 19, 2010
 
Burial Rites
4.02
really liked it
Well-written, the book does a masterful job of bringing early 19th century Iceland to life. We see the details of home and community structure, of far ...more
Apr 08, 2015
Sep 17, 2014
 
Persuasion
4.13
really liked it
One of my favorite Jane Austen novels. There is surprisingly little dialogue in this book - so much of what happens is internal. It makes for a rich, ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
 
Euphoria
3.84
really liked it
None
Jul 11, 2016
Jul 06, 2016
 
Patience & Sarah
3.91
it was amazing
None
Jul 30, 2017
Jul 29, 2014
 
Sense and Sensibility
4.06
it was amazing
None
Nov 02, 2015
Oct 11, 2015
 
The Witch's Daughter (The Witch's Daughter, #1)
3.56
None
not set
Nov 25, 2014
 
Island Beneath the Sea
4.02
None
not set
Nov 04, 2014
 
A Certain Persuasion: Modern LGBTQ+ fiction inspired by Jane Austen's novels
3.76
liked it
None
Sep 07, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
 
Hild
3.78
it was amazing
None
Nov 26, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
 
Pride & Prejudice
4.25
really liked it
None
Nov 14, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
 
Longbourn
3.62
it was amazing
None
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 09, 2013