REVIEW: A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

In brief: Violet is a spinster in the 1930s and eager to get away from her mother. So she moves towns, meets some new friends and joins a group of broderers. But it all becomes more complex… The good: The story really grows on you and stays with you. The not-so-good: The story is rather... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati

In brief: The second in The Waverly Place series sees Dr Sophie Savard returning to Manhattan after the death of her husband. Although she plans to start a new life, she becomes entangled in a police case. The good: Richly detailed and fascinating. The not-so-good: It's a big book! Why I chose it: Sounded like... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Cape May by Chip Cheek

In brief: Henry and Effie, just out of high school, are on their honeymoon in Cape May. But it's not the holiday place Effie remembers in September and things are a bit boring until the couple meet Clara, Max and Alma. The good: This comparisons to F. Scott Fitzgerald and Richard Yates are definitely deserved.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Fled by Meg Keneally

In brief: Jenny Trelawney was forced into becoming a thief by circumstances. These circumstances have her transported across the world to try and survive again in the fledgling Australian colony. The good: Fascinating story based on true events. The not-so-good: This book deserves to be read in huge chunks and sometimes I just couldn't manage... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber

In brief: It's winter in Utah Territory, 1888 and Deborah is waiting for her husband to return home. But a stranger crosses her doorstep and the small town of Junction is changed forever. The good: A beautifully written story. The not-so-good: I read it rather quickly! Why I chose it: Historical fiction, mysterious strangers, a... Continue Reading →

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