Monthly Archives: September 2021

Another winner by Georgette Heyer

Sprig Muslin

By: Georgette Heyer

Rating: 5 of 5

I found Georgette Heyer books a long time ago. There came a time (decades, really) when they were no longer published. I ended up buying hardbound books where I could find them, so I could read them over and over again.

Suffice to say, that I’ve since bought paperbacks and, then finally, ebooks of every single one.


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Elena Standish visits Washington DC

A Darker Reality: An Elena Standish novel

By: Anne Perry

Rating: 4 of 5

In an unusual segue in this series, Elena Standish and her family visit Washington DC. The reason for the visit is her maternal grandparents 60 year wedding anniversary.

Elena is surprised by the, seemingly, widespread support for Hitler. Much is discussed about the political situation but, of course, there is a murder.


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A Wonderful Story

The Flowering Thorn: A Novel

By: Margery Sharp

Rating: 5 of 5

Recently, I’ve been reading more and more books set in post World War I Europe. These are recent books which are given the advantage of 20/20 hindsight. I thought I would like to try some books that were actually written during the period and this is one of those books.

I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had not read any books by this author before (except for The Rescuers as a child.) At first, I didn’t have a lot of sympathy for the main character; in fact, I found her very unlikeable.


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Great Fun, Great Mystery

Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Book 1)

By: Elizabeth Peters

Rating: 5 of 5

I first read this book years ago. I’ve re-read it several times since. For a change, this time, I decided to listen to the audiobook format, and, it is just as good.

This is the introduction to Amelia Peabody and her crew. She is an intrepid lady, in her thirties and living in Victorian England, who decides to travel once she inherits a fortune.

Who she meets is part of the joy of the story, so I prefer not to discuss what happens. Suffice to say, this is a book that aged wonderfully and the series, as a whole, is one of my favorites. I return to it again and again.


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