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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Mon February 25th, 2013, 10:26 pm

I already bought Joanna Hickson's The Agincourt Bride, which is the first of 3 tomes on Katharine of Valois; now I see that Anne O'Brian is coming out with The Forbidden Queen, also about the fair queen. Do I want to read another book about her? Decisions, decisions! Has anybody read both? :confused:
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Post by EC2 » Mon February 25th, 2013, 10:34 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""]I already bought Joanna Hickson's The Agincourt Bride, which is the first of 3 tomes on Katharine of Valois; now I see that Anne O'Brian is coming out with The Forbidden Queen, also about the fair queen. Do I want to read another book about her? Decisions, decisions! Has anybody read both? :confused: [/quote]

I thought Joanna Hickson's was a good first novel. There's no author's note which is a pity and I wasn't sold on one particular incident, but I like the way she develops Catharine and it's to be two, or is it three novels, so the pace is bound to be a bit more leisurely than The Forbidden Queen. I think Marie Burton's just reviewed the latter.
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Post by Berengaria » Thu February 28th, 2013, 5:00 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I thought Joanna Hickson's was a good first novel. There's no author's note which is a pity and I wasn't sold on one particular incident, but I like the way she develops Catharine and it's to be two, or is it three novels, so the pace is bound to be a bit more leisurely than The Forbidden Queen. I think Marie Burton's just reviewed the latter.[/quote]
Thank you, EC! I read MB's review so am sticking to Agincourt Bride! :)

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Post by Nefret » Thu February 28th, 2013, 11:25 pm

From the library...

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (because of reasons)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by emr » Sun March 3rd, 2013, 11:23 am

The Turncoat: Renegades of the Revolution by Donna Thorland
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Post by Madeleine » Sun March 3rd, 2013, 12:13 pm

Devoured by D E Meredith - Victorian crime.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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Post by Vanessa » Wed March 6th, 2013, 11:13 am

currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Madeleine » Tue March 19th, 2013, 2:11 pm

The Kingmaker's Daughter by PG, and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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Post by emr » Sun March 24th, 2013, 4:14 pm

Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities Christian Cameron,

Death in St James's Park Susanna Gregory,

Rome: The Art of War M C Scott
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Post by Vanessa » Tue March 26th, 2013, 7:23 pm

From the library:

Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
The Island House by Posie Graeme Evans
A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
The Memory of Lost Senses by Julia Kinghorn
The Duchess of Drury Lane by Freda Lightfoot
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