The Oregon Trail is no easy place for the three Flanagan sisters in 1847. As the eldest sister, Grace, widow of the late Right Reverend T.S. Martindale, keeps her small family together despite difficult circumstances and locales. Others are surprised when Grace doesn't seem to be mourning her husband at all.
Daughter of Union County is one of those books that I was beyond excited to read. The title, book cover, and the blurb really caught my attention.
Two Empresses centers around two young women who are cousins, Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie and Aimée du Buc de Rivéry, growing up in Martinique.
Cora is a young woman who has spent her entire life under the yoke of slavery, living at a cotton plantation owned by the Randall family. For Cora, life has been anything but easy and it's like fate dealt her a cruel hand.
Set in Regency England, Dawn at Emberwilde is the second installment in the Treasures of Surrey trilogy. The story centers on a simple young woman by the name of Isabel Creston who teaches at a school called Fellsworth.
Every time I see a Jane Austen pastiche, I tend to approach it with a wary caution. Since this is a pastiche based off Austen's very own Pride and Prejudice, I held it to a higher standard than I normally would any other book. All I have to say is that I wasn't disappointed.
The story opens up in 1873 where George is an old woman. Knowing that her death is not entirely too far off, she reminisces about her earlier life.
Camille Iverness lives with her father in a curiosity shop on Blinkett Street in London. The daily minutia of Camille’s life revolves around the operation of this shop while her father happens to vanish for days at a time, meeting with buyers.