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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Clear your calendar, make sure there is dinner to microwave for the family: Kate Quinn returns to the blog today with her new historic fiction novel. A dual-timeline story with a thread of mystery and some general danger, travel with me to Europe for  Read more of this post

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Full House Reading Challenge

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

I’m a sucker for a Jenny Colgan story – that wonderful mix of heart, story, characters and even romance that just transports me into another world.  That, to me, is the key to a story: immersing myself in a story so thoroughly that no effort is required to block out the ambient noise and movement around me. That is what this book did for me

The Bookshop on the Corner

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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Taking a recommendation and a chance on a debut author, Sally Thorne is on the blog today with her first release. Occasionally there are books that leave me stumbling about and blinking like a vampire in the spotlight. *weakly waves fist (think the French Taunter scene from Monty Python). I fell asleep at 130 am (waaaaay past my bedtime) in the middle of chapter 21.  Only to fall face first into a vat of coffee.  Yes…. Please read on for my review of

The Hating Game

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Secrets of Nanreath Hall: A Novel by Alix Rickloff

Secrets of Nanreath Hall: A Novel by Alix Rickloff

I love my historical fiction, and to find a story that uses one woman from two families over two critical times in Britain was irresistible.  Set in Cornwall with inputs from both World War 1 and World War II, Alix Rickloff has brought the times to light in.

Secrets of Nanreath Hall

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The Girl from The Savoy by Hazel Gaynor

The Girl from The Savoy by Hazel Gaynor

Hazel Gaynor returns to the blog today – I’ve read two of her earlier works, a short from a World War I anthology and a story of flower sellers in London.  Historic fiction with perspectives, settings and challenges that highlight the class separations, limitations of dreams and the vagaries of history.  Please read on for my review of

The Girl from the Savoy

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