A most excellent book for a heat wave. Just enough plot to hold the book together. Also: Love! Betrayal! (but not too much.) Flirting! Rude officers! Pretty officers! Pretty boys! Fighting! (injury, but not too much dying.) The Running of the Bulls! Jealous co-worker! Spanish romantic guitar music! Roma! (not gypsies, thank you very much.) … More Viva Jacquelina! the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away by L.A. Meyer
I used to read lots of sword-and-sorcery, and this book has some of my favorite authors… I was so bored.
Interesting mystery, set between the World Wars. Is the detective psychic or not? Mostly she seems to pay close attention to body language, but sometimes it seems that the physical room is calling her to look at this or that. She recommends that someone use the new physical movements of Dr. Pilates! How cute. The … More Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
Read this book during daylight hours only. Yikes. Grandma dies in a nursing home after a long and mostly happy life. What could be more normal? Grandma’s two older grandchildren are embarrassed by her insistence that she is the Sleeping Beauty and she is a princess who once lived in a castle and slept until … More Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
I didn’t know these books existed! They are fun. Accurate, not so much, but fun. Little House in the Highlands (Little House: The Martha Years #1) by Melissa Wiley
5 stars. This big fat book covers 3 years, leading up the American Revolution. Hardly any time travel at all – but several time travelers! And *surprise* some of them are not very nice people. Lots of drama about Loyalist vs Tory, and the oaths which the Highlanders made to King George… should they break … More A Breath of Snow and Ashes & Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
Why was the US Civil War fought? State Rights or Slavery? Or, possibly the right of slave-owners to keep slaves in in free states? The author had always thought it was State Rights… The Regents essays allow both answers… What’s the real deal? Early secessionist Southern officials had plenty to say other southern states to … More Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War by Charles B. Dew