The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato

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Addition: Paperback Genre: Chick-lit Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: Venice, 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest of the artists, Corradino […]

The Dandelion Years by Erica James

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Addition: E-book Genre: Chick-lit, historical fiction Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: Ashcombe was the most beautiful house Saskia had ever seen as a little girl. A rambling pink cottage on the edge of the Suffolk village of Melbury Green, its enchanting garden provided a fairy-tale playground of seclusion, a perfect sanctuary to hide from […]

2015 Reading: #6 Katherine Webb’s The Legacy

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2015 Reading Book 6 – The Legacy by Katharine Webb Synopsis: Following the death of their grandmother, Erica Calcott & her sister Beth return to Storton Manor, where they spent their summer holidays as children. When Erica begins to sort through the house, she relives memories of her childhood – & of her cousin, Henry, […]

A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore

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Addition: Netgalley review e-book Genre: Historical fiction Published: 2014 Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: 1961: Born on the day that WW2 broke out, 21-year-old Fay Knox cannot remember her early childhood in London, before she moved to a Norfolk village with her mother, Kitty. Though she has seen a photograph of her father, she does not recall him either. […]

2014 Reading: #27 Katharine McMahon’s The Crimson Rooms

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Book number 27 is Katharine McMahon’s The Crimson Rooms. This isn’t the first novel by McMahon that I have read. Back in 2008 I read The Rose of Sebastopol, which I remember enjoying. I’ve had The Crimson Rooms on my shelf for a while. This wasn’t part of my TBR Challenge, but I thought I […]