REVIEW: Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

In brief: The first in the Bridgerton prequel series finds Billie Bridgerton stuck on a roof after falling out of a tree. The only person who can rescue her is her nemesis, George Rokesby. The good: Julia Quinn always infuses a lot of humour into her novels. The not-so-good: It starts off a little slowly... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

In brief: Libertie’s mother wants her to be just like her – a female doctor. But Libertie’s heart isn’t in it, and having darker skin than her mother means she is denied many freedoms. Will Libertie find her own freedom somewhere? The good: Beautiful writing with a heroine that is intriguing and frustrating. The not-so-good:... 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 →

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