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#502 ~ The Last Runaway

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier Published by: Penguin Published on: January 8, 2013 Page Count: 320 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook sent to me by the publisher for consideration Audiobook Published by: Penguin Audio Narrator: Kate Reading Audiobook Length: 9 hours 51 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Related Reviews: Falling Angels, […]

#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 […]

This Reader’s Dilemma

… and Vacation Update What a whirlwind vacation!  We got to see family and many friends – some of whom  haven’t seen in 15 to 20 years.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been around long enough to  say that, but it’s true.  I don’t have my pictures downloaded yet, but my best friend Trista […]

#62 ~ The Forgery of Venus

The Forgery of Venus: A Novel by Michael Gruber What would it be like to live a life in which you cannot trust your memory or your senses to tell you what is true or even who you are? Charles “Chaz” Wilmot lives that nightmare in The Forgery of Venus, the latest novel by Michael […]

#37 ~ Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Portrait of the Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett I just hate it when a good book ends in a hurry. That, unfortunately, was the case with Portrait of an Unknown Woman. It tells the story of a woman, liberally educated for that time, and her relationships with her adoptive father, her husband, and a man […]

#34 ~ The Lady and the Unicorn

The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier This book was an incredibly fast read and a wonderful experience. Before finishing this book I thought that this was the best Tracy Chevalier novel I’ve read thus far. The characters are interesting from the very beginning and, unlike some books – not just Chevalier’s, I never […]

#31 ~ Falling Angels

Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier This novel is setup in a compelling way. The story is told through the point of view of eleven (+/-) narrators. You have to delve into the agenda of each character in order to determine what really is happening and why Those agendas are prone to change as the character […]