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What Are You Reading April 2019?

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princess garnet
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What Are You Reading April 2019?

Post by princess garnet » Mon April 1st, 2019, 7:18 pm

Re-reading Daughters of the Winter Queen by Nancy Goldstone (NF)
Paperback ed.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu April 4th, 2019, 1:08 am

I just finished The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau. It was excellent!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Likeness" by Tana French & "My Lemon Grove Summer" by Jo Thomas
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

Post by Madeleine » Thu April 4th, 2019, 10:30 am

I've just started "The Ghost Tree" by Barbara Erskine.
Currently reading "The Likeness" by Tana French & "My Lemon Grove Summer" by Jo Thomas

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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!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

Post by Vanessa » Sat April 6th, 2019, 8:01 am

MLE (Emily Cotton) wrote:
Thu April 4th, 2019, 1:08 am
I just finished The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau. It was excellent!
I loved The Blue! :D

I’ve just started The Lion Tamer who Lost by Louise Beech, a contemporary story. It’s a book group read.
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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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!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

Post by Vanessa » Wed April 10th, 2019, 10:53 am

I’m now reading The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan. It’s a dual timeframe story set in the present day and during WWII in Cornwall.
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Likeness" by Tana French & "My Lemon Grove Summer" by Jo Thomas
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

Post by Madeleine » Thu April 11th, 2019, 10:34 am

I've also just started an Inspector Montalbano mystery "A Nest of Vipers", some light reading.
Currently reading "The Likeness" by Tana French & "My Lemon Grove Summer" by Jo Thomas

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Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

Post by princess garnet » Fri April 12th, 2019, 1:44 am

Henrietta Maria by Dominic Pearce (NF)

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

Post by Nefret » Mon April 15th, 2019, 7:14 pm

I just started The Abbot's Tale by Conn Iggulden.
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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Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

Post by red805 » Mon April 15th, 2019, 8:01 pm

Not historical fiction, but just finished The Fox by one of my favorite authors, Frederick Forsyth. Highly recommend it, along with his other books - especially The Day of the Jackal.

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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!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

Post by Vanessa » Tue April 16th, 2019, 10:36 am

I’ve just started Blood on the Stone by Jake Lynch, an historical thriller set during the reign of Charles II involving the ‘Popish Plot’. It’s a Pigeonhole read.
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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