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 Eighth Wonder by Tania Farrelly

In brief: Rose wants to be an architect, but it’s not what women do in 1897 New York City. Now that the family’s fortunes are lost, she must decide whether to follow her dreams or save the family… The good: The elephants add another layer to the story. The not-so-good: A little too detailed at... 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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