Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Continuation of the Bumper Crop of Mini Book Reviews: J. Bourne, L. Bujold, J. Clavell, A. Royce

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I told you I read a ton of books over my blogging holiday. So, dive in and find a good read. ;-)

MY LORD AND SPYMASTER Joanna Bourne: Historical Romance

This is another wonderful Joanna Bourne romance! Her historical details are lovely and the characters are enticing. This is what all historical romances should be like. 

ETHAN OF ATHOS Lois McMaster Bujold: SF-Space Opera

An ingenious and twisty tale of gender roles and espionage as only Lois McMaster Bujold could create.  

NOBLE HOUSE James Clavell: Historical Suspense

This is another of Clavell's excellent historical fictions about Asia. This time it's Hong Kong in 1963. As always there are a lot of characters, but they are skillfully woven into the tapestry of a riveting story. The backstory of the Straun's and their company is wonderful. As always, Clavell gives a good read.

ONCE BELOVED Amara Royce: Historical Romance

Another of the Needlework for the Needy has found a chance for love--but only if she faces her anxieties and returns to her hometown. 

Next Week: A bit of humor to tide us over...


  1. Zan Marie,

    Amara and Jo. Two of my favourite historical romance authors. Nice to see you online again. Hope the hand is fully healed and that your edits are well under way. :0)

    1. Mine too! Funny how Forumites stick together with good stories. ;-)

  2. Yay for Amara!
    I agree, all romances should seek to be as good as Jo's. But if they were, my TBR pile would be endless (instead of merely a mountain).

    1. LOL! Why do you think I read all the time? ;-)

  3. Hooray for good reads. Jo and Amara are amazing and I love Bujold.


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