(14) The Book of Madness and Cures // Bookish Blurb

Image result for The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'MelvenyThe Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny

I don’t remember where I heard about this book but it was on my tbr shelf for quite a while before I read it.

This is a historical fiction book set in 1590 Venice. We follow Gabriella, the daughter of a doctor who has herself become a doctor (despite all the men around her not liking it). However her father has left and she embarks on a journey to go and find him. Continue reading “(14) The Book of Madness and Cures // Bookish Blurb”

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(77) Empire of Ivory // Bookish Blurb

Temeraire #4: Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik (2007, Mass Market Paperback)Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik

This is book four in the Temeraire series.

In this book they are back in England but there all the dragons have caught a terrible disease and Temeraire is sent to Africa to try to find a cure. Continue reading “(77) Empire of Ivory // Bookish Blurb”

(28) As Bright as Heaven // Bookish Blurb

Image result for as bright as heavenAs Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

This is by the same author as A Fall of Marigolds. I never would have read this book except that I got my mom to read a Fall of Marigolds and she liked it so much that she went out and found other books by the author.

In this book we follow the Bright family as they move from their tiny town to Philadelphia where the dad becomes an undertaker. This is set during WW1 and soon after they arrive the Spanish Flu breaks out in the city. Continue reading “(28) As Bright as Heaven // Bookish Blurb”