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 since 2007, and my Jean Plaidy fan site,, has recently had a makeover with much information added.

From my website

review: Bride of Pendorric

Bride of Pendorric by Victoria Holt Nineteen-year-old Favel Farrington has lived most of her life with her parents on the Italian island of Capri. Having spent her younger years at the boarding school her mother attended in England, she never thought she’d go back, but her life is forever changed…

First Line Friday: 5/19/17

“Rebecca Hoffmann was summoned by the secret police on a rainy Monday in 1961.” EDGE OF ETERNITY by Ken Follett In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through the twentieth…

review: A Twist of Fate & Forgiving Mr. Darcy

Just a fair warning—these reviews contain spoilers. It’s impossible to evaluate these short stories without discussing their strengths and inadequacies, in which case will give away the plot. There’s just not enough info to skirt around the edges, as would be the case for a novel-length book. A Twist of…

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