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Book Review: The White Princess by Phillippa Gregory (The Cousins’ War series, Book 5)

Book Review: The White Princess by Phillippa Gregory (The Cousins’ War series, Book 5)

Verity Kendall December 20, 2014 0

The White Princess follows the life of Elizabeth of York, mother of Henry VIII and wife of Henry VII, and forms the fifth novel in Gregory’s ‘Cousins’ War’ series, following the events of the

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Book Review: A Small Person Far Away by Judith Kerr

Book Review: A Small Person Far Away by Judith Kerr

Verity Kendall September 24, 2014 0

‘A Small Person Far Away’ is the third novel in Judith Keer’s trilogy, following the life of a German child, Anna, through her wartime experiences as a Jewish refugee. The novels are all based

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Book Review: Enchantress: A Novel of Ras Hisda’s Daughter By Maggie Anton

Book Review: Enchantress: A Novel of Ras Hisda’s Daughter By Maggie Anton

Claire September 22, 2014 0

Enchantress by Maggie Anton is is latest novel in the Ras Hisda’s Daughter series. I have not read any of the previous books in the series so was coming at the characters and the

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Book Review: The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson

Book Review: The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson

Suzanne LaPierre August 27, 2014 0

There is one thing all of us reading these words have in common: we are lucky we weren’t living in London’s Broad Street area in the year 1854. That was the time of the great

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Book Review: Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

Book Review: Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

Erin Szczechowski April 28, 2014 0

I started the book Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen on Easter Sunday. Ten pages in, I had half my concentration on the story, half my concentration on the chocolate bunny nearby. Fifty pages in,

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Book Review: The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

Book Review: The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

Olivia Grace Pearson March 21, 2014 0

Everyone has a story worth telling. This is how we weave our world’s rich tapestry. Somewhere, some way, people’s lives intersect, but we never truly know their backgrounds or histories unless we are fully

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Book Review: Dissolution by C.J. Sansom (The Shardlake Series)

Book Review: Dissolution by C.J. Sansom (The Shardlake Series)

Stacie Spencer February 25, 2014 0

Dissolution by C.J. Sansom is the first in the Matthew Shardlake series that takes place in Tudor England under King Henry VIII. England is a divided country. There are those still devoted to their

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Book Review: Longbourn by Jo Baker

Book Review: Longbourn by Jo Baker

Stacie Spencer February 7, 2014 0

Longbourn by Jo Baker is a creative retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in which the story is told through the eyes of the household staff of the Bennet family. Sarah is the

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Book Review: Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel

Book Review: Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel

Stacie Spencer January 31, 2014 0

Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel (book 1 in the Palace of Spies series) takes place in the early 1700’s during the reign of George I of England. After refusing to marry her uncle’s

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Book Review: The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti

Book Review: The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti

Stacie Spencer January 24, 2014 0

The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti tells the story of Ichmad Hamid—a Palestinian boy with a gifted mathematical mind. The novel takes place in 1955 and details Ichmad’s childhood, young adult years, and

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