Tag: book review 2017

The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie

The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie

Posted March 22, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Kobo   Review I am always looking for one more historical fiction author who can transport me to another time and Sally Christie has filled that slot. With The Enemies of Versailles she has taken me to a time a place that is not typically on my […]

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

Posted March 8, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff could easily have been yet another novel about surviving WWII. At first, I was nervous as it seemed to mirror Water for Elephants and while that in itself is a good story I found the ending to be disappointing. Therefore, I hoped for a different result. Fortunately, I was […]

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Posted February 22, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The best way to describe the novel The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney is to compare it to The Royal Tenenbaums but without the understated humor. The Plumb children were self-absorbed, entitled and while adults acted like children. In short, the characters were all unlikable and were not the reason I became invested in the […]

Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

Posted February 7, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The first thing that came to mind upon starting Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon was the 1997 film Titanic.  Both are media based on an iconic means of travel that ended in disaster and chronicle the last days of the passenger’s lives. Fortunately, Flight of Dreams delivers an amazing look at the occupants onboard […]

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Posted January 28, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

Outside of Emily Blunt’s performance of Queen Victoria she is a monarch I know very little about.  Daisy Goodwin has created a tapestry in sharing this young Victoria’s early reign. At first, her ascent to the throne read like something out of a Tudor novel with constant conniving and scheming to reach the top and […]

Hello From the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

Hello From the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

Posted January 6, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

I thought Hello From the Gillespies by Monica McInerney would be a cute Christmas read with a slice of drama. In that regard, it certainly met my expectation; each character had their own story that intertwined with one another accordingly, and it held a premise that was unique to the genre of holiday stories. However, […]

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Posted January 3, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

I first read The Devil’s Arithmetic in sixth grade. I remember being amazed not only by the subject matter but also by the way Jane Yolen laid out impending events. Even at eleven years old I was astounded by the atrocities that occur in the book and left an impression on me. Twenty years later […]