Monthly Archives: May 2016

Books as Weapons

When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning is an excellent source of historic reading material — especially on Memorial Day weekend. This informative book describes in detail the way in which the United States waged war by collecting … Continue reading

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Adam’s Rib

A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King is the second novel in the series which has captivated me recently. I think it is the best of the three I have read. This story, in fact all three novels, … Continue reading

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The Queen

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King is the first in the series of Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell Mysteries. This is the book I should have read first because it establishes the relationship between Holmes and Russell, but either … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms

Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King exceeded my expectations. This is my first foray into King’s series of continuing Sherlock Holmes tales and I enjoyed this one immensely. In this novel we find Holmes married to Mary Russell, a sharp-witted … Continue reading

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Timid

Moonlight over Paris by Jennifer Robson is a novel which I found disappointing. It is a novel set in England and Paris just after World War One. Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr finds herself at loose ends when her fiance calls off … Continue reading

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