Audra Friend

About me

Audra Friend is a Boston-based book blogger who reviews as Unabridged Chick (www.unabridgedchick.com). Audra studied anthropology and geography as an undergrad, and she’s most taken with novels that address the stickier side of history, place, and society as well as the roles of women, from royals to riffraff. Professionally, Audra has worked in the non-profit sector for the last ten years and is blessed with coworkers who don’t mind hearing about what she’s currently reading.

From my website

Weekend reads and winding down...

Today is my last day of sabbatical!I wish I could announce I finished the second draft of my novel, but I didn't; I wish I could brag I read a dozen books, but I think I managed two. Instead, I spent almost all my time with Unabridged Baby, and I'm…

Cover Reveal: America's First Daughter

I'm so excited for this release! Stephanie Dray, one of my favorite authors, has paired up with Laura Kamoie to pen a novel about Thomas Jefferson's daughter Patsy. I'm absolutely on pins-and-needles for this one as I love Colonial/Revolutionary-era historical fiction and I'm so curious to see how Dray and…

Enchantress of Paris by Marci Jefferson

Title: Enchantress of ParisAuthor: Marci JeffersonFirst line: Footmen threw open the front doors of my casa, my sanctum of peaceful exile in Madrid for nearly a decade, and a whiff of spices and the gleam of moonlight filled my front hall.Review: I'd been dying to get my hands on this…

 
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