REVIEW: To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn

In brief: This is Eloise Bridgerton’s story, where she runs away from London to possibly marry a man she’s never met. The good: Eloise is always fun. The not-so-good: I kind of missed London and the ton. Why I chose it: The fifth book in the Bridgerton series. Year: 2002 Pages: 372 Publisher: Harper Collins... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly

In brief: The story of three women during the American Civil War – a nurse, a slave and a plantation owner. The good: Didn’t shy away from the darker side of humans during war. The not-so-good: Georgy was kind of irritating initially as she could do no wrong. Why I chose it: I like a... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

In brief: This is Anthony Bridgerton’s story after he decides he probably should marry. But the sister of his intended, Kate, is infuriatingly interesting… The good: Fun with witty dialogue. The not-so-good: Not quite enough Benedict for me. Why I chose it: Bridgerton, of course! Year: 2000 Pages: 378 Publisher: Avon (Harper Collins) Setting: England... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

In brief: In sixteenth century England, a girl falls ill and her brother runs for help. What happens over the next week will shape a marriage and many lives. The good: Some scenes are heartbreaking. The not-so-good: Took some time to get into, particularly the movement from past to present and back again. Why I... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Trio by William Boyd

In brief: In 1968, a film is being made in Brighton. For three people linked with the film, their secrets are about to come into the open. The good: Detailed characters and setting. The not-so-good: None of the characters are truly likeable. Why I chose it: Haven’t read enough of William Boyd’s work. Thanks to... Continue Reading →

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