Tag: historical fiction

The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

Posted May 11, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

I had to read this book – even if just for the sole reason that the main character shares my first name! On a more serious note, this book really was a fantastic read. This was a wonderful story about a young girl called Ruth (great name btw!) who flees Nazi-occupied Austria when her Jewish heritage puts her in danger. Her family have already traveled to London but Ruth comes across […]

Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge 2014

Posted January 27, 2014 by Brin in Challenges / 0 Comments
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge 2014

Hosted by Readers Live A Thousand Lives, Lovin Los Libros, and Corrie The Book Crazed Girl The goal of this challenge is to mix up the genres/categories that we read. Sometimes we get stuck in the genre/category we are reading and read nothing else. This challenge is designed to mix it up  a little. Each month will feature a different genre/category – the goal being to read and review one […]

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

The Madman’s Daughter is based on the novel The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. This main character in this version is the young Juliet Moreau, daughter of the aforementioned ‘madman’. I confess, I have never read the original, but having seen the two most recent movie adaptations, I am passingly familiar with the story and the setting so was looking forward to this book. Juliet Moreau is a […]

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 4 Comments
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

I had already seen the BBC production of North and South (many, many times!) before reading this book so had a good idea of the story and the setting. North and South, in some respects, is like a grittier version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (another book and TV adaptation that I love). The story and characters are deep and full of imperfections which is why I think I […]