Monthly Archives: January 2018

I enjoyed this author’s portrayal of the first years of Queen Victoria’s reign. I must confess I am quite ignorant of the details included in her story; the difficulties within family relationships and the influence that Sir John Conroy (unsuccessfully) … Continue reading

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The Summer of the Barshinskeys

When the Barshinkeys, a Russian emigrant family, move into the small English village where Sophie Willoughby lives, life begins to change for her family. “I still do not really understand what drew the Barshinskeys to us and even stranger, what … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Thread

I picked up this book off my shelf and thoroughly enjoyed the re-read as it’s been a few years and I’d forgotten much of it. Not an easy novel to classify, “The Scarlet Thread” is part contemporary, part Christian, and … Continue reading

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