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Anna of Kleve:  The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir

Anna of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir

Posted July 21, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

Man, I really wanted to like this book. First of all, I should start off, I really like Philippa Gregory’s books.  I’ve read The Constant Princess three times.  I have both a hardcopy and audiobook edition of The Taming of the Queen, which is her take on Anne of Cleves.  I am constantly fascinated by the intrigue of the Tudor Court.  I love the way it’s a romance, a suspense, and a solidly good drama.  But it all depends on the author. And I’m the worst.  I get it.  I’m comparing authors and it’s unfair but I need to.  Because I adored Anne’s story… but […]

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Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

Posted June 17, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

Marilla of Green Gables is one of those books that I requested so fast.  I absolutely adore Anne of Green Gables – no other story has captured my heart quite so much.  So, even though I knew that Marilla’s story would be different, everything in my heart and soul needed this book. I confess – it took me a little while to get into Marilla of Green Gables.  I was immediately disappointed that it wasn’t as charming as Anne’s version of the story.  Marilla felt like a different person, and I was grumpy, and I didn’t like it.  Then enter Rachel White – to become […]

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Pirate Queen:  The Legend of Grace O’Malley by Tony Lee & Sam Hart

Pirate Queen: The Legend of Grace O’Malley by Tony Lee & Sam Hart

Posted May 18, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

So on the one hand, I appreciate the existence of this book because Grace O’Malley is super cool and her story isn’t widely shared. On the other hand, I’m still not 100% on board with how it was done here. There’s not a whole lot of definitive fact out there about Grace – and this is my historian showing through.  It’s not like we have her letters or a private journal or anything like that to lean on.  Rather, Grace is one of those figures who has become renown through stories and legends  There are some very basic facts we […]

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Glass Town by Steven Savile

Glass Town by Steven Savile

Posted February 20, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Josh Raines inherits a mystery from his grandfather – a mystery about a young woman beloved by his great-grandfather and his great-great-uncle.  Eleanor Raines disappeared off the set of Hitchcock’s unfinished Number 13 and was never seen again.  So what happened to Eleanor?  Something is rotten in the Rothery, and Joshua can’t help but to be swept up in it all. Glass Town had its up and downs.  There were parts of it that absolutely drew me in.  Some of the fantastical elements reminded me of something out of that SyFy show from a while back, Warehouse 13, while other parts reminded […]

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Posted February 16, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

I could read The Help again and again and again and it holds up every time.  I love this book. Of course, I’ve gone the very backwards way about reading this one.  I swathe movie first… I saw the movie about five times before I listened to the audiobook back in 2016 and I’m finally picking up the hardcopy now.  At first, the dialect threw me – this book starts in Aibileen’s point-of-view, and it’s written in a stereotypical Southern dialect.  It took me a hot minute to settle into the writing, but once I did, it just flowed.  I’m not […]

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