Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Documents in the Case (A Dorothy Sayers mystery)

The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L. Sayers My rating: 4 of 5 stars A very clever mystery! “The Documents in the Case” is well-written and slowly played out to reveal the interplay of personalities. The author’s sympathy at … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2014

Cover them over with beautiful flowers, Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours, Lying so silent by night and by day Sleeping the years of their manhood away. Give them the meed they have won in the past; Give … Continue reading

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Across Five Aprils

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt My rating: 5 of 5 stars I hardly know what to say about this book. It is excellent! We are finishing up this book as a read-aloud for school-time. Irene Hunt based the book … Continue reading

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Somerset by Leila Meacham

I was in the mood for a long historical epic novel. “Somerset” had just come into our (small) local public library, and it fit the bill quite nicely! “Somerset” is a prequel to Meacham’s novel “Roses”, which is definitely going … Continue reading

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Farewell Mary Stewart

“It was very quiet. The night sky was like black velvet spangled with big stars, and, as if it had indeed been a velvet curtain, all sound seemed to be cut off, even the faintest murmuring of the river below … Continue reading

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The Chalice

The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau My rating: 3 of 5 stars Joanna Stafford is caught up in this Tudor novel of the time of King Henry VIII, in religious upheaval, conflicting beliefs, myths and superstition, political mayhem, murder and espionage, … Continue reading

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The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley My rating: 3 of 5 stars Flavia is moving into new territory in this last mystery in the series. The latest book (“Speaking from Among the Bones”), before this one, ends … Continue reading

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