Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a … More Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Book Review: Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Official Synopsis from Amazon: Freya Stark—traveler, explorer, Arabist, and woman of letters—began the extraordinary adventures that would glamorize her—and would catapult her into public life for the next sixty years—in 1927. And with the publication of The Valley of the Assassins in 1934, her legend was launched. Leaving behind a miserable family life, Freya set … More Book Review: Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Book Review: Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin by Nancy Atherton (An Aunt Dimity Mystery #10)

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Hidden among her belongings are clues that Lori feels certain Miss Beacham wished to be discovered after her death. Feeling a touch world-weary, Lori Shepherd decides to become a volunteer at the Radcliffe Infirmary, where she meets Elizabeth Beacham, a kind, retired legal secretary. But after only one visit, Miss Beacham … More Book Review: Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin by Nancy Atherton (An Aunt Dimity Mystery #10)

Book Review: Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, the little-known story of three Tudor women who are united in sisterhood and yet compelled to be rivals when they fulfill their destinies as queens. As sisters they share an everlasting bond; as queens they can break each other’s hearts… When Katherine … More Book Review: Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

ARC Review: In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if … More ARC Review: In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

ARC Review: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Official Synopsis from Amazon: As England enters World War II’s dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to shutter the church’s choir in the absence of men and instead “carry on singing.” Resurrecting themselves as … More ARC Review: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

ARC Review: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she’d longed for is much changed. Her father’s new companion—a strange, intolerant woman—has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day … More ARC Review: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

ARC Review: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Official Synopsis from Amazon: Drawing on Queen Victoria’s diaries, which she first started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, Daisy Goodwin―creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria and author of the bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter―brings the young nineteenth-century monarch, who would go on to reign … More ARC Review: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Book Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy My copy came from: the library! Thank goodness for libraries!  Synopsis: Simon Snow is a magician, and he’s known throughout the magical community as The Chosen One. He attends Watford School of Magicks, and with his friend, Penny, and his vampire roommate Baz, Simon tries to battle the Insidious Humdrum … More Book Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Synopsis: In Nigeria, Ifemelu and Obinze meet and fall instantly in love. Ifemelu later goes to America for university, and Obinze, whose great dream has been to go to America, is unable to follow. In America, Ifemelu starts a blog about race, and the book begins with Ifemelu thinking about returning to Nigeria. Weaving back … More Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie