I am going to have to check out The Queen's Pleasure--it looks like an amazing read! Thanks for sharing your review of it :)
I really, really liked it. I'm a historical fiction junkie!
Too many to even remember! I enjoyed the Shoemaker's Wife too. I also liked the ARCs of The Shadow of the Banyan and a mystery The Fear Artist, both to be published in July 2012. I can recommend Ninepins, the Storytelling Animal, and An Unexpected Guest, all books reviewed. Hope you will stop by!
I definitely want to read The Shadow of the Banyan. I've heard really good things about it!
I just reread The Secret Garden for Sheila's (Book Journey) read along and loved it so much. There's nothing like a great children's book, and I often find I get more from them as an adult than I did as a child. Also, Adriana Trigiani makes me laugh...but this one of hers doesn't look funny as much as serious.
Yes! I really had forgotten how much I loved The Secret Garden. I think as an adult, you pick up so much more than you did when you were a child!
I love some of those covers! The dress on the first one is beautiful!Chelle
I wish I had that in my closet!
The Shoemaker's Wife is my top book this year. I liked The Queen's Pleasure, too.Happy Day 2 of BEA!Check out my best of 2012
I love historical fiction so both of those books were right down my alley!
I love that The Secret Garden is on your list! The Secret Garden is one of the first books I read by myself when I was a little girl. I've loved it ever since then and used to read it several times a year. I own several different copies of this classic and, although I know the story by heart, I read it every year or so!Your review for The Shoemaker's Wife was terrific. I'm going to read your other's now!
I never owned a copy of the book as a little one but I cannot tell you how many times I checked it out from the library!
Really need to get to The Shoemaker's Wife soon! Every time it appears on a blog, I remind myself to move it up the ol' TBR... but it never ends...
Haha, I understand. My TBR is always taunting me!
I read The Secret Garden a few days ago and really loved it! I'm not usually one for older books, but The Secret Garden is definitely one of my older favorites. =)Great list!-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life
It's such a timeless story!
As someone who is featuring older books right now in a new feature, it really just makes me smile to see The Secret Garden on this list :) Really!Leila | The Fiction Pixie
I try to get in a good mix of older books in my reading diet. I don't want to miss anything!
I have heard nothing but good about Adriana Trigiani. I should give her a try for sure!
This was my first time reading any of her books. I know that it will not be the last!
I have seen The Trigiani books on a lot of best of lists!Congrats on the awesome commenter win!
Thank you, madam!
Thanks for dropping in at Book Strings. I think everyone was hoping that it would involve the wizarding world.
The Shoemaker;s Wife is one that I would like to read, especially now with your recommendation too. I've only seen good reviews!
It's just an all around good love story!
The Queens Pleasure looks fantastic. And I really enjoyed your review. Thanks :)
If you like historical fiction, you'll definitely like that book!
Well, these may be good books but are not in my genre. lolMy favorite book thus far as been "red Dragon" and I lost it before I could finish it. I will buy another.
Ugh, that's a bummer. I'm always a little overly attentive to not misplacing my book while I'm reading it. That's the worst feeling!
I don't read this genre but I am glad you love them ,I should really give it a go. You have me thinking:DMichelle
I think all of the books that I listed are accessible to people who just like plain old fiction; no history loving required :D
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