DNF: The Grift of the Magi (A Heist Society Novella) by Ally Carter

DNF at 75% The Grift of the Magi is a holiday-themed Heist Society novella eBook, written and published by Ally Carter via NLA Digital LLC in 2016. Our series' heroine, Kat Bishop, has established herself as a thief who re-steals valuable artwork and returns it to its rightful owners. The latest item she must steal … Continue reading DNF: The Grift of the Magi (A Heist Society Novella) by Ally Carter

Book Review: Ingo by Helen Dunmore

It's been a long time since I've sat and read a children's book cover-to-cover in a single day, but my pre-schooler and I were sick in bed today, and while he snoozed at my side, there was little else for me to do but stare at my Kindle. I'm not even sure how this book … Continue reading Book Review: Ingo by Helen Dunmore

Book Review: A Pirate’s Ransom by Gerri Brousseau

I just love pirate romances, and was drawn in by the first page of this book, A Pirate's Ransom by Gerri Brousseau. The story is about a young English countess called Catherine, who lives on one of the Spice Islands with her father. To avoid financial ruin, Lady Catherine must sail to London to wed an elderly Duke she's never met. Aboard … Continue reading Book Review: A Pirate’s Ransom by Gerri Brousseau

Book Review: Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein

After reading Ophelia, I was eager to read another of Lisa Klein’s novels. I was not disappointed by Cate of the Lost Colony! This was another great read. Catherine Archer is the orphaned daughter of a high-ranking soldier when Queen Elizabeth grants her the rare honor of becoming a lady-in-waiting. But court life - with all of … Continue reading Book Review: Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein

Book Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Triolgy, Book 1) by Libba Bray

Libba Bray is the author of this supernatural teen fantasy, entitled A Great and Terrible Beauty. At the turn of the twentieth century, sixteen-year-old Gemma Doyle relocates from India to Spence Academy, an English young ladies’ boarding school, after the death of her mother. Together with her new girlfriends at Spence, Gemma uncovers an old school … Continue reading Book Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Triolgy, Book 1) by Libba Bray

Book Review: Dear America: Love Thy Neighbor, The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson (Greenmarsh, Massachusetts 1774) by Ann Turner

In this unique DA diary, the author tells the Revolutionary War era story from a Tory's point of view; that is, from the point of view of a girl and her family who did not want to secede from England and were perfectly happy living under the King's reign. These people are often viewed as … Continue reading Book Review: Dear America: Love Thy Neighbor, The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson (Greenmarsh, Massachusetts 1774) by Ann Turner

Book Review: Dear America: Land of the Buffalo Bones, The Diary of Mary Ann Elizabeth Rodgers, An English Girl in Minnesota (New Yeovil, Minnesota 1873) by Marion Dane Bauer

In this unforgettable DA tale, Mary, her family, and others from her English hometown and church, led by her father-- their pastor--, are duped into purchasing land and settling on the plains of Minnesota. They are promised rich soil, fertile ground, beautiful weather, and the tools for prosperity and a good life, but instead are … Continue reading Book Review: Dear America: Land of the Buffalo Bones, The Diary of Mary Ann Elizabeth Rodgers, An English Girl in Minnesota (New Yeovil, Minnesota 1873) by Marion Dane Bauer

Book Review: Dear America: Voyage on the Great Titanic, The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady (RMS Titanic, 1912) by Ellen Emerson White

After tragically losing their parents, Margaret Ann Brady and her brother William are orphaned and penniless on the streets of London. William is hard-pressed to find work, and decides it best for his young sister to be put in the care of the nuns at St. Abernathy's Orphanage, while he voyages to America to find … Continue reading Book Review: Dear America: Voyage on the Great Titanic, The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady (RMS Titanic, 1912) by Ellen Emerson White