Tag Archives: romance

The Angel’s Game, by Carl Ruiz Zafon


I loved this book. It had that feeling of underlying evil, secrets, decay. By the end, I didn’t know if the narrator had really experienced the story, or was it all a mind induced illusion? Whatever the answer, it was … Continue reading

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The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende


I highly recommend this book. I read the first couple chapters and thought, “This is a BOOK!” Her prose is so lovely, so well constructed. I have loved her other books, such as “Daughter of Fortune,” also set in San … Continue reading

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The Taming of the Queen, by Philippa Gregory


My first experience of Philippa’s well researched books was The Other Boleyn Girl. She makes history fascinating to read by focusing on the period from the viewpoint of a lesser known woman of the period. The Taming of the Queen … Continue reading

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Fallen, by Lauren Kate


I chose this book Fallen by reading a┬áreview. It sounded interesting and reminded me of Beautiful Creatures, which I enjoyed. This book about obsession was obsessive in my need to read it constantly. There is a sequel, Tormented, but I … Continue reading

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The Hired Girl, by Laura Amy Schlitz


This story is told in the first person by a 14-year old girl through her journal, written in 1911. It starts out slowly as she is working on a farm. Her mother has passed away and she is doing all … Continue reading

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Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon


Take Back the Skies is the first novel of a young British woman. The language is a little different for the American reader, but the British phrasing adds charm to the tale. “It’s probably safe for us to have a … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife, BBC


This is a brilliant show. It drew me in from the first episode. It is about a group of young women who work with nuns to deliver babies and provide neonatal care in the poor East End of London following … Continue reading

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