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by wendy
Wed February 11th, 2015, 2:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Life during WWII
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

I enjoyed Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay - set in Paris during the German invasion. Quite an unusual and stunning tale.
by wendy
Fri February 6th, 2015, 2:18 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Historical Fiction 101-starter books for the newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 2898

[quote=""blueemerald""]Thanks, everyone, for the recommendations! I'll cull through these and draw up a short list for her. (She is not so hot on strong romance storyline nor the epic.) Saw some interesting ones in there for my TBR list as well.[/quote] Also Ken Follett's PILLARS OF THE EARTH and WO...
by wendy
Wed December 24th, 2014, 12:28 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Happy Holidays!
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Happy Holidays!

Just want to wish everyone a very safe, happy holiday season. Enjoy your friends and family. Savor the memories. And a very Merry Christmas to those who are celebrating tonight.
by wendy
Sun December 21st, 2014, 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: December 2014- What are you reading?
Replies: 85
Views: 7481

[quote=""Susan""]Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, felt like something contemporary![/quote]

I thoroughly enjoyed both the book and the movie. What a great holiday gift to yourself!
by wendy
Fri December 19th, 2014, 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: December 2014- What are you reading?
Replies: 85
Views: 7481

Any one else reading MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL (Ashley Weaver)? Not my usual genre but I'm enjoying it. Here's the info on Amazon if you wish to check it out:
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-at-Brightw ... 125004636X
by wendy
Wed December 17th, 2014, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Want A Free Trailer For Your Book?
Replies: 0
Views: 8237

Want A Free Trailer For Your Book?

Sorry. They've disappeared from YouTube. Guess they were doing something illegal or infringing copyrights.
by wendy
Thu December 11th, 2014, 11:30 pm
Forum: Philippa Gregory
Topic: Which historical person should Philippa Gregory write about next
Replies: 108
Views: 14300

[quote=""LCW""]Has her work gotten any better in the last few years? After reading The Other Boleyn Girl and one other of her novels, I don't even remember the title of it, PG is one of the authors I avoid.[/quote] Really? I though TOBG was the most original take I've ever read of Anne Boleyn (and I...
by wendy
Thu December 11th, 2014, 1:15 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Red Tent
Replies: 15
Views: 2497

My book club also read THE RED TENT when it first came out. The general opinion was that Diamant should have invented her own characters from that era, not used characters from the Old Testament and then changed their stories. The Christians among us found her take highly offensive.
by wendy
Mon December 8th, 2014, 4:23 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Django Unchained
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Thanks ladies. I guess we just like our historical fiction to be actually historical!
by wendy
Tue December 2nd, 2014, 3:04 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Django Unchained
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Django Unchained

Last night I sat through the entire movie DJANGO UNCHAINED. Am I the only person who doesn't care for Quentin Tarantino's style? The body count was ridiculous, engineered by firepower that wasn't around in the days when it often took several Colt 45 bullets to bring a man down. He does give a graphi...

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