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The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan | Book Review

London, Fall 1945. Architectural historian Diana Somerville's experience as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park and her knowledge of London's churches intersect in MI6's pursuit of a Russian agent named Eternity. Diana wants nothing more than to begin again with her husband Brent after their separation during the war, but her signing of the Official Secrets… Continue reading The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan | Book Review

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The Body in the Garden by Katharine Schellman | Book Review

London 1815. Though newly-widowed Lily Adler is returning to a society that frowns on independent women, she is determined to create a meaningful life for herself even without a husband. She's no stranger to the glittering world of London's upper crust. At a ball thrown by her oldest friend, Lady Walter, she expects the scandal, gossip,… Continue reading The Body in the Garden by Katharine Schellman | Book Review

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My Name is Victoria by Lucy Worsley | Book Review

*Bear with me as I post older reviews from my drafts! I will get to more recent ones, soon, I promise! Miss V. Conroy is good at keeping secrets. She likes to sit as quiet as a mouse, neat and discreet. But when her father sends her to Kensington Palace to become the companion to… Continue reading My Name is Victoria by Lucy Worsley | Book Review

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The Prince of Mirrors by Alan Robert Clark | Book Review

Two young men with expectations. One predicted to succeed, the other to fail.  Prince Albert Victor is heir presumptive to the British throne at its late Victorian zenith. Handsome and good-hearted, he is regarded as disastrously inadequate to be the king. By contrast, Jem Stephen is a golden boy worshipped by all - a renowned… Continue reading The Prince of Mirrors by Alan Robert Clark | Book Review

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The Game of Hope by Sandra Gulland | Book Review

For Napoleon's stepdaughter, nothing is simple -- especially love. Paris, 1798. Hortense de Beauharnais is engrossed in her studies at a boarding school for aristocratic girls, most of whom suffered tragic losses during the tumultuous days of the French Revolution. She loves to play and compose music, read and paint, and daydream about Christophe, her… Continue reading The Game of Hope by Sandra Gulland | Book Review