Review: Maid of Secrets (Maids of Honor #1) by Jennifer McGowan

Review: Maid of Secrets (Maids of Honor #1) by Jennifer McGowan Source: Hardcover, Published May 7, 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Verdict: Excellent Book Description: Orphan Meg Fellowes makes her living picking pockets—until she steals from the wrong nobleman. Instead of rotting in prison like she expected, she’s whisked away to the court of Queen Elizabeth […]

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Review: Jewel of the Thames by Angela Misri

Review: Jewel of the Thames (Portia Adams Adventure #1) by Angela Misri, illus. Sydney Smith Source: ebook, Published March 25, 2014 by Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd Verdict: Good/Very Good Book Description: There’s a new detective at 221 Baker Street Set against the background of 1930s England, Jewel of the Thames introduces Portia Adams, a budding detective with an interesting […]

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Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller Source: ARC from Goodreads First Reads, provided by Penguin Group. Thank you! Verdict:Very Good/Excellent Book Description: Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this […]

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Review: All the Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry

Review: All the Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry Source: Hardcover, Published September 26, 2013 by Viking Juvenile Verdict: Very Good/Excellent Book Description: Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by those who were once her friends and family. […]

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