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Recently I finished reading the novel The Remains of the Day (1989) by Kazuo Ishiguro. I was well into the book before I understood the subtleties of the story and appreciated its emotional undercurrent. Having seen the film long ago, I … Continue reading →
An Untitled Lady (2013) by Nicky Penttila is not a traditional Regency romance. It is the story of Madeline Wetherby, a woman with working class roots who was brought up a lady. Orphaned as a young child and rescued from … Continue reading →
Here’s a thriller with another missing husband. Before We Met (2014), by Lucie Whitehouse, is a fairy tale come true. Or maybe not. Hannah is a Brit who came to New York to work. She found her dream job in … Continue reading →
A novel published a year earlier by the author of Longbourn, The Undertow (2012) is Jo Baker’s American debut. Set in Britain, it follows four generations of the Hastings family from World War I to the present. William Hastings is … Continue reading →
Two weeks ago, I wrote a preview for Longbourn (2013), by Jo Baker. It takes place in the Bennett household during the time frame of the novel Pride and Prejudice (1813), by Jane Austen, following Austen’s characters and plot but … Continue reading →