Arleigh Johnson

About me

My interests vary, but I’ve found a particular delight in Regency era lately, and my favorite Plaidy novels are the Georgian series. I’ve been posting book reviews at Historical-Fiction.com since 2007, and my Jean Plaidy fan site, Royal-Intrigue.net, has recently had a makeover with much information added.

From my website

First Line Friday: 02/03/2017

“We had been wandering for so long I forgot what it was like to live within walls or sleep through the night.” THE DOVEKEEPERS by Alice Hoffman “Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean…

First Line Friday: 01/27/17

“It was dark where she was crouched but the little girl did as she’d been told.” THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN by Kate Morton A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and…

review: West of the Wall

West of the Wall by Marcia Preston The year after the Berlin Wall was constructed, Trudy Hulst and her family were divided when her husband, a political activist, made his escape to West Berlin. As a defector’s wife, she found herself in danger of imprisonment and soon followed Rolf over…

 
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