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Topic: March's Historical Fiction Reads

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Date Posted: 3/14/2017 5:51 PM ET
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I read The Alienist years ago and loved it.  I sort of remember there being a sequel to it as well.  Thanks for the good wishes Vicky, I live with the effects of neuropathy every day, but I am grateful to still be here after 5 years.  I wasn't so sure I would be in the beginning...

Date Posted: 3/14/2017 6:01 PM ET
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You have been doing so well Cheryl and I'm always to happy to hear that!

Date Posted: 3/14/2017 7:20 PM ET
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Still here to complain about it lol!! wink

Date Posted: 3/14/2017 7:47 PM ET
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yes Good for you Cheryl! Between your determination, prayers and THOR, it's working!!!heart

Date Posted: 3/18/2017 12:09 AM ET
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Just finished Before the War by Fay Weldon.  This one was a dud for me.  Now starting The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott.  

Date Posted: 3/18/2017 7:12 AM ET
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Cheryl, yes!  There is a sequel: The Angel of Darkness!  That's great, because I'm loving The Alienist so far.  It's a nice, big fat book which fits my mood.  Now, if I can just get some peace from the puppy to read...And congrats on five years! 

Date Posted: 3/18/2017 12:46 PM ET
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There is a third book in the Kreizler series after The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness. It's called Surrender, New York.

Date Posted: 3/18/2017 1:02 PM ET
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Good grief!  Thanks, Donna.  Now, can we all stop adding to my TBR pile??  laugh

Date Posted: 3/18/2017 1:32 PM ET
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Vicky T --- I read both the "The Alienist" and the "The Angel of Darkness" and enjoyed both.  I did not know of the third one.  Will have to pick it up.

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Date Posted: 3/19/2017 9:23 AM ET
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I am reading Loving Eleanor :: Susan Wittig Albert

I enjoy reading about Eleanor Roosevelt. This book is about her relationship with Lorena Hicks

Date Posted: 3/19/2017 1:56 PM ET
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I'm still working the HF on my shelf so I've started The Tea Rose.  Lots of pages.  Maybe that's why I waited so long to tackl;e ot!

Date Posted: 3/19/2017 2:12 PM ET
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Both Kelly and I read The Tea Rose several years ago, plus the rest of the series, and loved them.

Just finished Netherwood by Jane Sanderson.  It's one of those "if you liked Downton Abbey, you'll love this novel" --  a very enjoyable novel, reminded me a bit of the Passing Bells trilogy by Phillip Rock.  Set in the Yorkshire mining country, early 1900s.  Loved the characters, both those "upstairs" and those "downstairs".  Plan to read the next two in the series.

Linda

 

Date Posted: 3/20/2017 10:43 AM ET
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I'm planning to read the entire series in the next few weeks if I don't get sidetracked!  We'll see how it goes.  Where is everyone?  Finished The Tea Rose.  Wonderful read.  On to The Winter Rose.



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Date Posted: 3/26/2017 12:25 PM ET
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Sorry been on vacation for a week!

Date Posted: 3/26/2017 1:08 PM ET
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Well being on vacation is nothing to be sorry for Cheryl!wink Hope you had a great time!!!

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Date Posted: 3/26/2017 1:09 PM ET
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Did you go anywhere fun?

I am reading In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear.  One of my favorite series. This one is in 1939 England right after Poland was invaded by the Nazis very good read.

Date Posted: 3/27/2017 12:50 PM ET
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We took a week long bucket list trip to Walt Disney World and stayed at the Polynesian which we have wanted to do for about 30 years.  The hotel was lovely but we probably won't go down during spring break again; very busy everywhere!  We normally go there in November.

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Date Posted: 3/27/2017 1:37 PM ET
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Sounds like fun though. Good to get away

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It was fun and any time with my husband is always a good time!

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Date Posted: 3/28/2017 9:31 AM ET
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I am reading Seneca Falls Inheritance :: Miriam Grace Monfredo

It is an older book set in 1848, update New York. Good background on the beginings of the Woman's rights movement and settlement of of upstate New York. This book has been sitting on my bookshelf for a long time. It is quite good

Date Posted: 3/28/2017 12:52 PM ET
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Two hundred pages into The Kingmaking by Hellen Hollick.  Interesting so far.  Yes, it's another Arthur book.

Date Posted: 3/30/2017 7:37 AM ET
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I just picked up the latest Flavia de Luce at the library - Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd. Trying to get my reading mojo back after two months of stressful visits to my mom in the hospital and mindless TV viewing.

@Alice - I read the first five in the Seneca Falls series. Just loved the era, setting, and story line.

 



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Date Posted: 3/30/2017 11:39 AM ET
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Since I've been home I've been reading Imperium by Robert Harris.  The is about the political rise of Marcus Cicero in ancinet Rome and it's a very intersting story written from the point of view of his slave and scribe, Tiro.  This book is so much better than the first one I read by this author, Pompeii, that I really didn't care for at all.

Date Posted: 4/1/2017 2:45 PM ET
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I loved Imperium; it's part of a trilogy, and all three were very good, I thought.



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