Monday, October 18, 2021

Mini-Mini-Mini Reviews

 Hi all.  I know it's been a heckuva long time since my last post (49 days, to be exact!).  But I'm (kinda) ready to get back to it.  I'm going to start my renaissance as book blogger by giving you the names and ratings (with maybe a comment or 2) of the books I've read since my last post.  Here we (I) go:

Stephanie Dray - The Women of Chateau Lafayette - 4.0 - not only do we learn tons about Lafayette and how he helped America break free of England - but Stephanie also weaves in 2 fictional characters in 2 additional time periods - all 3 are mesmerizing

Gail Tsukiyama - The Samurai's Garden - 3.75 - recommended by an RBC member - thanks, Judy

Renee Rosen - What the Lady Wants - 3.75 - everything she writes is really good

Gail Tsukiyama - Women of the Silk - 3.0 - not as good as TSG, but still very readable

Beverly Jenkins - The Taming of Jessi Rose - 3.25 - historical romance - Beverly is coming to the RBC in early November

Marie Benedict - The Other Einstein - 3.75 - fascinating story about Albert Einstein's first wife, who is, in her own right, a great physicist and mathematician who never got the credit she deserved and earned - Marie writes historical fiction about women who have their own stories to be told but are often overshadowed by the men they are with

Robert Dugoni - The World Played Chess - 3.5 - everything Bob writes is very good - this is no exception - it's not The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell - but, then again, what is?

That'll do it for now.  Get reading, people.  There's a lot of good stuff out there (and in here!)