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What Are You Reading? April 2021

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princess garnet
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What Are You Reading? April 2021

Post by princess garnet » Fri April 2nd, 2021, 4:25 pm

Share away!

Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey by Abigail Wilson
Set in 1815, Elizabeth Cantrell and her baby son Isaac go to Middlecrest Abbey in southeast Britain. Adrian, Lord Torrington, is an agent of the Crown looking for French spies in the area.
The novel is part of a series since there are events and characters referenced from the author's previous two books. (I hadn't read them) However there's no name to this series!

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
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Re: What Are You Reading? April 2021

Post by Vanessa » Thu April 8th, 2021, 10:08 pm

I’m reading The Dream Weavers by Barbara Erskine via the Pigeonhole app. It’s a time slip story set in 788 AD and 2021 in the Welsh hills of Offa’s Dyke.

I’m also reading The Summoner’s Sin by Keith Moray, a murder mystery set in Yorkshire in 1323.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Preferred HF: I like a series the best - more to look forward to after one book ends. Masters of Rome, The Century Trilogy, & the Outlander series are some of my favorites.
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Re: What Are You Reading? April 2021

Post by red805 » Fri April 9th, 2021, 8:34 pm

Just finished The Rose Code by Kate Quinn about codebreakers at Bletchley Park, UK during WW2. Liked the book despite not liking 2 of the 3 female lead characters, which I guess is good writing by the author! Prince Phillip (RIP) gets a nice turn in the book. The epilogue was also very touching.

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Re: What Are You Reading? April 2021

Post by princess garnet » Sat April 10th, 2021, 2:02 am

Finished:
A Wicked Conceit by Anna Lee Huber
The new and 9th installment in the "Lady Darby Mysteries" series! The Gages are back in Edinburgh and they're expecting their first child. There's a new book and play about the city's notorious criminal leader Bonnie Brock Kincaid--this doesn't over well with him. When the publisher is found murdered, suspicion falls on Brock Kincaid, and the Gages must find the killer. Meanwhile Kiera is keeping a family secret from Sebastian--something she learned two months earlier in the previous novel A Stroke of Malice.

Beneath the Keep by Erika Johansen
This is the prequel to the "Queen of the Tearling" trilogy. I'd read the trilogy from the library so this novel was a return to that world in an earlier time. It's a well-written story and provides a good background to the trilogy. The novel has graphic scenes/content so this book may not appeal to everyone.

Current: My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (YA)
Think you know Calamity Jane? This mashup novel tells her real story with hunting garous on the side.

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