#489 ~ Mistress of My Fate

Mistress of My Fate by Hallie Rubenhold Published by: Grand Central Publishing Published on: January 8, 2013 Page Count: 464 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: ARC given to me at BEA Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook My Review Henrietta Ingerton grows up an orphan, living on the kindness of her noble uncle and his […]

#479 ~ Abdication

Abdication by Juliet Nicolson Published by: Atria Books Published on: May 22, 2012 Page Count: 352 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook sent to me for review as part of Solid Gold Reviewer program through Audiobook Jukebox. Audiobook Published by: AudioGo Narrator: Carole Boyd Audiobook Length: 10 hours 49 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, […]

Accidents of Providence Read-A-Long Discussion

On March 13th, in response to the laws being passed that are encroaching on women’s rights, I announced a read-a-long of Accidents of Providence by Stacia M. Brown. This novel tells the story of Rachel Lockyer, a woman being investigated for the suspected murder of her illegitimate child. Rachel had the misfortune to live in […]

#358 ~ Trespass

Trespass by Rose Tremain Published by: W. W. Norton & Company Published on: October 2010 Page Count: 253 Genre: Gothic Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased using a gift card Audiobook Published by: AudioGo Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Audiobook Length: 9 hours 51 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook and Audiobook ~ paperback version due in October […]

#337 ~ The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi Published by: Sterling Publishing Published on: November 2010 Page Count: 256 Genre: Non-Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible.com outside of my monthly credits Audiobook Published by: Tantor Audio Narrator: Simon Vance Audiobook Length: 7 hours Available Formats: paperback, eBook, audiobook Background It has been […]

#230 ~ Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Hilary Mantel’s latest novel first entered my radar through an issue of BookPage, a monthly magazine made available for free from my local library.  From the momemt I saw the cover (H8 may not be displayed prominently on the cover, but you can’t slip him by me) and read the […]

#222 ~ Her Mother’s Daughter

* This post is brought to you by the nearly 2 feet of snow Mother Nature brought our area over the weekend. Since I couldn’t be out doing last minute Christmas stuff, I spent some time catching up on my reviews. * Her Mother’s Daughter: A Novel of Queen Mary Tudor by Julianne Lee I’m […]

#213 ~ Crossed Wires

Crossed Wires by Rosy Thornton Peter has an accident along the road near his house after avoiding running over a cat.  He calls into his insurance company and happens to speak with Mina.  When he is involved in a second accident just a short while later, he calls his insurance back requesting her specifically.  Through […]

#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 […]

#192 ~ Remarkable Creatures ~ Review & ARC Giveaway

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier Elizabeth, along with her sisters Louise and Margaret, as unmarried daughters of the Philpot family, must relocate from London when their only brother becomes engaged.  This was not spoken of upfront, but implied as they were offered the opportunity to spend the summer looking at different seaside communities.  They would […]