2006

When The Storm Breaks

By Bonnie Leon - Published 2006

Genres:

Adventure

In the conclusion of Leon’s Queensland Chronicles (The Heart of Thornton Creek, For the Love of the Land), this time a terrible ...Read Review

Strivers Row

By Kevin Baker - Published 2006

Genres:

Last of his “City of Fire” series, Kevin Baker’s conflagration this time is the Harlem riots of 1943. His double protagonists are opposites ...Read Review

Troubled Midnight

By John Gardner - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

John Gardner’s latest novel is a wealth of information about the British Homefront circa 1943 as well as a wartime spy thriller. Troubled ...Read Review

Cloth Girl

By Marilyn Heward Mills - Published 2006

Genres:

Literary

In the mid-1930s, naïve bride Audrey Turton travels to Ghana to join her colonial officer husband. At the same time, fourteen-year-old ...Read Review

The Pleasure Garden

By Caroline Davison - Published 2006

Genres:

Romance

Ruby is an artist who falls asleep in the gardens of beautiful Oakstead House and finds herself in a waking dream that soon ...Read Review

Penelope Bailey Takes The Stage

By Susanna Reich - Published 2006

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

The back cover describes this novel, dauntingly, as being “about the struggle of 19th-century women for self-determination.” Fortunately, the book itself is much ...Read Review

The Goodman of Paris: Treatise on Moral and Domestic Economy by a Citizen of Paris

By Anon (tr. Eileen Powell) - Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

This book of instruction by an older man for his young wife was written around 1393, and Eileen Power’s excellent translation, both clear ...Read Review

The Clan of the Cave Bear

By Jean Auel - Published 2006

Genres:

Epic

I have long wanted to read Jean Auel’s acclaimed novel of Neanderthal society. Offered the opportunity to review the Hodder re-issue, with ...Read Review

A Lady Rides High

By Laurien Gardner - Published 2006

Genres:

Romance

When Frances Pierce, the daughter of a country baronet of modest means, impetuously places herself between Anne Boleyn and a group of mud-throwing ...Read Review

The River Girl

By Tania Crosse - Published 2006

Genres:

Romance

On the death of her father, Elizabeth Thornton and her mother are forced to move in with her uncle on his humble tenant ...Read Review