I really enjoyed Bitter Greens, a (very) adult HF take on the Rapunzel story which combines the story of Rapunzel in a Renaissance Italian setting with that of her creator, Charlotte-Rose de la Force, a real-life Huguenot noblewoman famous for her story-telling who seriously offended the Sun King and was bundled off to a convent. Fact and fiction become blurred as the stories merge. Very well done.Bitter Greens. A whole lot of awesomeness here. So glad my momma brought it back from the UK for me.
As author Kate Forsyth is an Aussie, I luckily got to read the book quite some time ago.
Still reading Cornwell's Pagan Lord, along with Ronald Welch's excellent YA series of historical adventures, sadly nearly all out of print. Now up to Bk 4, The Hawk, set around the Babington Plot.
Also working my way through the Aimée Leduc mysteries by Cara Black, set in 1990s Paris. Love Aimée- a great character. She's gorgeous, smart and mistress of le chic déconstruit, but also caring, vulnerable, prone to falling for the wrong men and always tumbling inadvertently into disastrous situations. Très bien!