Monthly Archives: November 2010

Review: Daughters of the Grail by Elizabeth Chadwick

Synopsis: The book is set at the beginning of the 13th century in Languedoc. Young Bridget has just watched her mother Magda passing away in a Pyrenean cave. Magda had been accused of heresy and tortured almost to death by … Continue reading

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Review: Highland Hellcat by Mary Wine

As I don’t have enough time to write my normal, lengthy review I decided to use the  format presented by jennylovestoread, and called “3 reasons review” – short and sweet.   First a short synopsis: Connor Lindsey is a handsome … Continue reading

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All for love

Imagine the scene. You live in a big city. You work as a secretary or an assistant of a political figure. One day into your lonely life comes Tom. He chats you up and he always behaves like a perfect … Continue reading

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Review: The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud

Hardcover: 448 pages Genre: YA fantasy Publisher: Doubleday Childrens (14 Oct 2010) ISBN-13: 978-0385619158 Synopsis: Remember the naughty djinn Bartimaeus? He is back. This book is a  prequel to the bestselling BARTIMAEUS TRILOGY, reviewed by me not so long ago. … Continue reading

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Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Genre: YA fantasy romance Publisher: Philomel; 1 edition (October 19, 2010) ISBN-13: 978-0399254826pages:440 Synopsis: The main character, 17-year-old Calla Tor, a golden-eyed platinum blond beauty, is a young werewolf Alfa female. In her world werewolves are called the Guardians because … Continue reading

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Wishful Wednesday 17 November

  The meme is hosted by Brooke Bluestocking Guide.  Welcome to Wishful Wednesday!   I know I know, I must be mad – another vampire story. Strangely enough it made me interested. Maybe because of a very good review posted by … Continue reading

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Of porcelain and men

Of porcelain and men A story about the beginnings of Meissen porcelain Once upon a time there were beautiful objects made of translucent, hard substance. Sometimes they were white, sometimes colourful but always very, very expensive as they were rare. … Continue reading

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Review:The Wild Hunt by Elizabeth Chadwick

Review: The Wild Hunt by Elizabeth Chadwick Mass Market Paperback: 361 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books (July 20, 1992) ISBN-13: 978-0345377241Genre: historical fiction/romance Synopsis: Guyon FitzMiles, lord of Ledworth a son of a Welsh Marcher Barron (called so because their lands … Continue reading

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Review: One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson

Review: One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson Publisher: DoubledayYear:2006Pages: 526 Genre: crime mystery Synopsis If the title of this book reminds you of an old saying ‘One Good Turn Deserves Another’ you are perfectly right. On a beautiful summer day, … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) by Choderlos de Laclos

About the author: Image via Wikipedia Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) is a French epistolary novel by Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos (18 October 1741 – 5 September 1803), a French novelist, official and army general under Napoleon. “Les … Continue reading

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