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Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier

Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier

Review of Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier Daphne du Maurier is probably more known for her romance/mystery novels, but has packed a powerful novel in this historical fiction based upon the true life of her great-great-grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke. 

The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins

The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins

Review of The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins Could this be a case for listening to your parents?  Valeria Brinton is warned against marrying Eustace Woodville as he is also warned against marrying her. As a new bride

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Review of I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith If you aren’t hooked at the opening sentence, “I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.” I’m not sure you will fall in love with this book by Dodie Smith.  You

Moonfleet by John Meade Falkner

Moonfleet by John Meade Falkner

Review of Moonfleet by John Meade Falkner Falkner presents us with a high adventure of swashbuckling fun with mystery thrown in.  John Trenchard, a young orphan, has spent his life growing up under the watchful eye of his Aunt Jane

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Review of Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 this historical fiction weaves a tale of the narrators grandparents lives using the true life of Mary Hallock Foote as a model for his grandmother.