Posted in 18th Century French Revolution Reviews

review: The Lacemaker and the Princess by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Lacemaker and the Princess by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Isabelle, a lacemaker’s daughter, lives a poor and somewhat miserable life…

Posted in 16th Century Reformation Reviews Tudor

review: The Sumerton Women

The Sumerton Women by D. L. Bogdan Cecily Burkhart is eight years old when she joins the Sumerton household after…

Posted in 16th Century Reviews Tudor

review: Secrets of the Tudor Court

Secrets of the Tudor Court by D. L. Bogdan Mary Howard, daughter of the Duke of Norfolk was just eleven…

Posted in 16th Century Reviews Tudor

review: Rivals in the Tudor Court

Rivals in the Tudor Court by D. L. Bogdan An interesting prequel to SECRETS IN THE TUDOR COURT, this story…

Posted in 16th Century Reviews Tudor

review: The Forgotten Queen

The Forgotten Queen by D. L. Bogdan This is a story of the life of Margaret Tudor, elder sister of…

Posted in 16th Century Reviews Tudor

review: Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett In 2007, I received a beautiful copy of this book. It was…

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review: Figures in Silk by Vanora Bennett

Figures in Silk by Vanora Bennett Having read her previous novel, Portrait of an Unknown Woman, I was expecting a…

Posted in 19th Century Austen Reviews

review: Caroline Bingley: A Continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Caroline Bingley: A Continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Jennifer Becton This continuation concentrates on the character of…

Posted in 19th Century Napoleonic Wars Reviews

review: The Diamond by Julie Baumgold

The Diamond by Julie Baumgold From British occupied India to the Kings of France, the Pitt Diamond – later named…

Posted in 16th Century Reviews Tudor

review: My Lady of Cleves

My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes This book begins with Henry VIII’s search for a fourth wife and…

Posted in 19th Century Austen Regency Reviews

review: Longbourn by Jo Baker

Longbourn by Jo Baker Pride and Prejudice through the servants’ eyes—this is the story of the life of Sarah, the…

Posted in 16th Century Reformation Reviews Tudor

review: Venus in Winter

Venus in Winter by Gillian Bagwell Based on the little known early life of Elizabethan lady Bess of Hardwick, this…