#238 ~ The Wives of Henry Oades ~ Review & Giveaway

The Wives of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran Published by: Ballantine Books Published on: February 2010 Page Count: 384 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: ARC snagged through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program Availability: paperback and eBook Today it is my great pleasure to be Johanna Moran’s host on her TLC Book Tour for her novel, The Wives of […]

#204 ~ The Devil’s Company

The Devil’s Company by David Liss The Devil’s Company is the third in David Liss’ Benjamin Weaver series.  Weaver is a thief-take and former boxer of some repute in 18th century London.  In this installment, which was my first, we find Weaver at a loss when he discovers himself in a great deal of debt […]

#146 ~ Serendipity

Serendipity by Louise Shaffer I normally try to write and publish my reviews in the order in which I have read the books.  In this case, I’m making an exception.  I have been somewhat in a reading lull – reading casually, not voraciously like normal.  Serendipity changed that.  Once I got into this novel, I […]

#131 ~ The Jewel of Medina

The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones A’isha is a 6 year old girl who, after her parents betrothed her to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, was required to remain in her family home until she had her first menstrual period.  For an adventurous girl such as herself, she is tortured by the limitations placed […]

Early Christmas Pressies for Literate Housewife

I have had the most wonderful things happen to me over the past two days – I’ve received two free books in the mail!!! Yesterday there was a package waiting for me from Simon and Schuster.  I thought it might be the book that I snagged as part of LibraryThing‘s Early Reviewers group.  When I […]