Review and Giveaway: “Mistress of the Court” by Laura Purcell

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Mistress of the Court by Laura Purcell is a historical fiction novel about the Hanoverian monarchy.  The protagonist, Henrietta Howard, is trapped in an abusive marriage, and sees entering court as a way to escape her tyrannical husband.  She sells her few possessions for a ticket to Hanover, where she is accepted into princess Caroline’sRead more

“The Sparrow Sisters” by Ellen Herrick

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The Sparrow Sisters is a story of subtle magic set in a quaint New England town.  Three unmarried sisters live together and run a local greenhouse.  The youngest, Patience, is somewhat of a healer.  She uses her knowledge of plants to create herbal remedies to ease the town’s aches and pains.  Patience never really fitRead more

Mini Reviews

Right now, I’ve got a pile of books on my Goodreads “Currently Reading” shelf that I’ve read but haven’t gotten around to reviewing.  Some were from my blogging hiatus at the tail end of grad school, and others were from times when life got hectic.  I’d like to take a more organized and scheduled approachRead more

“Muse and Reverie” by Charles de Lint

This book is a collection of thirteen of Charles de Lint’s short stories.  The stories in this collection are set in the American city of Newford, which could just as easily be Pittsburgh, Boston, or even DC.  Newford is a rather ordinary city, but one where fantasy blends into reality.  There are elves, fairies, NativeRead more