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Friday Finds

The King's Favorite: A Novel of Nell Gwynn and Charles II, by Susan Holloway Scott. Historical fiction about the just-named historical figures; and since I love anything that has to do with Charles II (see my review of Forever Amber), I thought this would be right up my alley.

Belle Weather: Mostly Sunny With a Chance of Hissy Fits, by Celia Rivenbark. Humor essays; reviewed here yesterday.

The Dark Lantern, by Gerri Brightwell. Historical fiction set in Victorian England, told through the eyes of a servant whose mother was a murderer.

The Book of Unholy Mischief, by Elle Newmark. I added this to my TBR pile on LibraryThing at the beginning of the week, but when I sat down to write this post I couldn't, for the life of me, remember what it was about. And there's no description of the book on Amazon, because it won't be out until December. Maybe I requested an ARC of this book? I must have Altzeimers. At age 25.

Cover the Mirrors, by Faye Booth. More Victorian England, about spiritualism. Sounds quirky and off-the-wall.

In the meantime, I'm reading Company of Liars, by Karen Maitland. I'm only about 150 pages into it and really liking it, so I'll get a review posted as soon as I can.

Comments

Iliana said…
I'm a big fan of historical fiction so I've had The Dark Lantern on my radar for a while now... I must look into Cover the Mirrors. That one already sounds great.
Danielle said…
I read The Dark Lantern a while back and thought it was a pretty entertaining read. I must also check out Cover the Mirrors--that one is new to me. And I'm waiting for a library copy of Company of Liars, so I'm glad to hear you like it!
Anonymous said…
Ooh, your finds sound good! I'll be looking for your review of The King's Favorite especially - I read Duchess by the same author and really liked it.
Anonymous said…
I found this description online. I read this when it was self-published as Bones of the Dead and loved it. "It’s 1498, the dawn of the Renaissance, and Venice is teeming with rumors about an ancient book thought to hold dangerous secrets. Powerful men will stop at nothing to get it, and those who have it will die to protect it...Rich with historical detail, vivid characters, thought-provoking "heresies," and sumptuous culinary metaphors that readers will love, The Book of Unholy Mischief is a unique treat."

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