Margaret Donsbach

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Sat., Feb. 21: Review of White Gardenia

Belinda Alexandra's novel White Gardenia, just published this month, is for readers who enjoy exotic settings, the World War II period, and plots that veer from hair-raising to heartwarming. It's about a young woman born and raised in China, the daughter of upper-class Russians who fled during the Revolution. The…

Thurs., Feb. 5: Review of Saint Brigid's Bones

Saint Brigid's Bones, Celtic scholar Philip Freeman's debut novel, is an entertaining, easy-to-read jaunt through early Christian Ireland. A mystery without a murder, the story revolves around a young nun's search for the stolen bones of Saint Brigid. The bones, believed to have healing powers, are the financial mainstay of…

Weds., Feb. 4: Review of The New Countess

Downton Abbey fans addicted to tales of upstairs-downstairs life in Edwardian England may enjoy Fay Weldon's Habits of the House trilogy. It's set a few years earlier than Downton Abbey, beginning in 1899. The final novel in the trilogy, The New Countess, closes in 1906 before the approach of the…

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