Thursday, July 28, 2016

My Lady Anne, Gordon Thurborn

"The real life of Lady Anne Clifford, 1590 - 1676, is a story of feminine victory in a man's world, the men including King James I & VI, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell and two husbands: the Earl of Dorset, gambler, waster and womanizer, and the Earl of Pembroke, gambler, waster, womanizer and the richest man in England." -quoted from the description on Goodreads.

I wanted to love this book, simply because I love reading everything I can get my hands on when it comes to the Tuder/Stuart era. But.... while there is a whole lot of interesting information in this book, it just didn't grab me. I would have liked to read more about Anne and less about the people around her...

The First Feminist: My Lady AnneThe First Feminist: My Lady Anne by Gordon Thorburn

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I feel like it took me forever to read this book, and it just wasn't for me....

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

I don't usually go for mysteries, but lately I've had a bit of a taste for them. This is an entertaining read and the characters are mostly likeable. The ones who are supposed to be likeable, that is. My favorite is dear old Mrs. Bentley, Mrs. Rodd's landlady and companion.

I would recommend this book to friends and buy any subsequent volumes should it continue as a series. Now, if someone would only tell me what makes a mystery cozy....

The Secrets of WishtideThe Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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