The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
This is a YA historical story of Dolssa, a girl who talks to her beloved and performs miracles through him; the priests who want her to burn as a heretic; and the sisters who shelter her from them. This is also the story of so much pain and death and yet peace and joy inbetween. Continue reading “(38) The Passion of Dolssa // Bookish Blurb”
A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas
This is the second book in the Lady Sherlock series and sequel to A Study in Scarlet Women. At first I wasn’t going to continue reading the series but then I did.
Again this is a retelling of Sherlock Holmes except Sherlock is Charlotte in a world where women are supposed to sit there and be pretty. Continue reading “(36) A Conspiracy in Belgravia // Bookish Blurb”
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
This is mystery series inspired by Sherlock Holmes except that Sherlock is actually Charlotte, a very intelligent woman in a man’s world.
The book started off very adult which I wasn’t quite prepared for and in some ways it stays that way the entire book. Charlotte does the unspeakable in order to not have to get married and the scandal shatters a number of families. Then death ensues and her family are the prime suspect. Although her behavior was very rational (despite the fact that it goes against every social code) she now must figure out the real killer in order to get her family off the hook. Continue reading “(31) A Study in Scarlet Women // Bookish Blurb”
Love and Other Consolation prizes by Jamie Ford
I got this book recommendation from a list of NPR book recommendations. This book is by the same author as Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet which is a really good book so I thought I would give this one a try. In this book we follow Earnest who gets raffled off at the Seattle World’s Fair and ends up living at a gentlemen’s club. Continue reading “(30) Love and Other Consolation Prizes // Bookish Blurb”
As 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”
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
This is a historical fiction mystery novel based off of the true story of the first female detective in the United States. Interested yet?
This book follows the story of Constance Kopp and how her life and that of her family is completely changed by one fateful accident. One day Constance and her two sisters are in their buggy which gets hit by a motorcar. Although no one is majorly injured, the motorcar driver is meant to pay for the damages. However he is a rich factory owner and has no intention of paying for them. Thus we follow Constance’s journey to do what she thinks is a very normal thing and how she and her family has to put up with the terrors of the rich and powerful. Continue reading “(27) Girl Waits With Gun // Bookish Blurb”
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
This was another one of those NPR recommended books. I was drawn to this book because it was described as a coming of age novel compared to To Kill a Mockingbird.
In this novel we follow Annabelle in a small town in America during WW2 and all the events that follow a bully coming to town. Continue reading “(26) Wolf Hollow // Bookish Blurb”