Monthly Archives: April 2016

Commitment

Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas is a fascinating history about John Quincy Adams wife. I applaud the author for her diligent, insightful research into the life of a truly extraordinary woman who by this account, … Continue reading

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Madman

The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory is a riveting historical fiction about Henry VIII’s final queen Kateryn Parr. Widowed twice before she caught the eye of the king, Parr was deeply in love with another man and had … Continue reading

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Revenge

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova is a long, complicated novel. I say this because the beginning of the story focuses on a male artist living in the┬ápresent who is arrested after attempting to destroy a painting in The National … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Love

The Miracles of Santo Fico by D.L. Smith is a novel about a remote Tuscan village inhabited by a collection of apathetic people whose lives and hearts are stagnant until the unexpected return of a former resident named Leo Pizzola. … Continue reading

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