Monthly Archives: June 2015

Painted Dresses

Those who have not read “Painted Dresses” need to know that there will be some uncomfortable and sad situations in the book. Gaylen has been having nightmares and can remember as a child, pulling her hair out in handfulls (you … Continue reading

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Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart

Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this up when I was just getting over a bout with the flu, and enjoyed this gentle read! Not your typical Mary-Stewart-suspense novel, this book takes the … Continue reading

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After Flodden

After Flodden by Rosemary Goring My rating: 3 of 5 stars “After Flodden” is a novel that explores the aftermath of the battle of Flodden fields within the lives of historical characters, some true, some fictional. I found it hard … Continue reading

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The English Air

The English Air by D.E. Stevenson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Character-driven rather than plot driven (the plot often moves slowly), there are many things to like in this novel of pre-and-during-WW2 England. The main character, Franz Heiden, has … Continue reading

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Five Quarters of the Orange

In my ‘inhaling’ WW2 fiction books, I came across this on the library shelf and decided to try it. Joanne Harris’ “Chocolat” was so popular that it was made into a movie (which I haven’t seen), but her writing was … Continue reading

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The Nightingale

“The Maginot Line will hold,” she said, trying to sound convincing. “You’ll be home by Christmas.” The Maginot Line was miles and miles of concrete walls and obstacles and weapons that had been constructed along the German border after the … Continue reading

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