A family with special gifts allows fear, safety concerns, and desired social position to influence how they behave.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, contemporary humorous romance, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction • Tags: Chip Bingely, Curtis Sittenfeld, Fitzwilliam Darcy, jane austen, Jane Bennet, Lizzy Bennet, P&P, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, retellings
The best retelling of Jane Austen’s P&P I have ever come across! Delicious!
Five sisters in the court of Versailles during the reign of Louis XV.
“Carefully researched and ornately detailed, The Sisters of Versailles is the first book in an exciting new historical fiction trilogy about King Louis XV, France’s most “well-beloved” monarch, and the women who shared his heart and his bed. ” Tantor Media
The author uses a plural point of view to tell the story of three sisters returning to their parents’ home as adults.
A young woman tries to unravel the secrets of a letter to her grandmother from her grandfather who met during WWII.
Two female friends develop a rivalry over a wealthy man. But is he what he seems to be? Is anyone?
A young woman, a woman of thirty, and a young debutant all come of age in different ways as truths of the past are revealed. Beautifully written.
Today’s review of the FRENCH CONCESSION by Xiao Bai comes from the mind of my guest reviewer, and husband, Don Desbiens. It’s about Shanghai in the 1930s: a fascinating and, apparently frightening, place.
A translation of Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel, “The Enchanted April,” from Edwardian England and Italy to modern day Maine.
A present day women with an uncanny ability to decode ciphers decodes and translates the diary of a woman who is a part of the 18th century Jacobite families in exile in France.
by fangswandsfairy • Audio, Book Review Fiction, historic elements, Literary Fiction • Tags: BBC, Emma Fielding, Literary Fiction, London, Mod, Nick Hornby, Penguin Audio, Swinging Sixties, Television
The story of a young woman trying to break into comedy but without a clue. Her whole life changes when she moves to London and learns it’s about talent and being in the right place at the right time.