Summer Summary: March to May 2015

Wondering what this Summer Summary thing is all about? Here’s the context! In this first Summer Summary, I’ll cover what I read and listened to in March, April, and May of 2015. Rather than go in reading order, I’ll list them in order from favorite to least favorite. Title links will take you to Goodreads, if […]

Thoughts on “Mistress of the Sun” by Sandra Gulland

I became a Sandra Gulland fan years ago, when I read her Josephine B. trilogy. It remains one of my favorite works of historical fiction. I’ve had Mistress of the Sun on my shelf for a while now and finally decided to pick it up. About the Book: We first meet Louise de la Vallière […]

Thoughts on Sandra Gulland’s “Josephine” Books

Well, my slow journey through Sandra Gulland’s trilogy of novels about Josephine Bonaparte has finally come to an end. What a lovely journey it was! They are the epitome of great historical fiction: engaging, rich with true details, full of familiar figures brought to life. They were so good I ordered a biography of Josephine […]