Tag: historical fiction
The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
I have been enchanted by Ami McKay since her first novel, The Birth House, and it seems she still has me under her spell. (See what I did there? This book is about witches. You get it.) With both The Birth House and The Virgin Cure, McKay set a precedent as an author of great skill and imagination, and…
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
Yes, I’m still working on my 2016 book challenge. Since The Painted Girls fulfilled the “something your mom recommends” category, I present to you my genius mother’s review: “This book called my name from several places—bookstores, airports, discount chains—so I finally gave in and purchased it. Having a niece in the ballet industry, combined with my…
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Like most things in my life, my love for Dumas’ famous musketeers stems from a Disney movie. Starring the thespian talents of Kiefer Sutherland (Lordy, that voice), Oliver Platt, Charlie Sheen (long before he had tiger blood coursing through his veins), and the hunka hunka burnin’ love that was a twenty-three-year-old Chris O’Donnell as D’Artagnan, the 1993 version…
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
Well, Oprah certainly enjoyed it more than I did, but I didn’t not like it. I just didn’t love it. I should have just sat down and read it in one sitting, but I don’t think I cared enough about the characters or the story to do so. All in all, though, it was a…
This Godforsaken Place by Cinda Gault
Originally posted on Consumed by Ink: It is 1885, and Abigail Peacock wishes she had never come to this Godforsaken place (otherwise known as Northwestern Ontario). No matter how much I want to deny it, I had to admit that I was inescapably trapped, bayed in this Godforsaken place, and brought to my knees with…
Proud of these!
Every day I’m thankful to be working in the publishing industry, especially with these great companies and the amazing people that helped bring these books into the world. Here we have it: our spring line up from Brindle & Glass Publishing and TouchWood Editions.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I’ve always fancied men in kilts and Scottish brogues. Throw in time travel, historical fiction, romance, sadism, humour, fear, and a healthy dollop of erotica and what’s not to worship? (Obviously, I’ll be binge watching the series.) No. 4 on my challenge. Thanks for my signed copy, Mom!
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Book: Very charming. A fabulous tale of love, distrust, enchantment and a whiskey loving circus elephant. Beautifully written. Movie: Meh
The Birth House by Ami McKay
Refreshing, interesting, ludicrous, shocking and very good. Recommended.
In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
My first encounter with Ondaatje. Poetic language, almost too many voices. I loved it.