I know very little of Empress Elizabeth of Austria, and one of my goals in adding The Accidental Empress to my TBR was to expand my historical fiction reading out of the Tudor Court. I am so glad I did – I have mixed luck with historical fiction because of the way it is written and I don’t often find many authors I enjoy. I’m happy to say I will be adding Allison Pataki to my list of wonderful historical fiction authors, alongside Philippa Gregory and Anita Diamant. One of the first things I do with non-fiction is cross-check facts. Historical […]
Genre: Adult Fiction
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 […]
The Secret Life of Bees is one of those modern classics that is so good in so many ways from cover to cover, I’m not sure I can really do it justice in a basic review. It tells the story of Lily Owens, a little girl who killed her mother when she was a toddler and is living with the weight of that accident heavy on her heart. Her father, T-Ray, blames her for the loss of his beloved wife and finds it impossible to love her. So when the only person who has ever shown Lily a little bit […]
Definitely not what I expected, but I couldn’t put it down.