This Chick Read: A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware

I was recommended this book by Goodreads because I’ve read and liked books by Susanna Kearsley and Diana Gabaldon.  All of these authors write historical fiction, but that’s the only commonality I see. Kearsley’s novels are richly detailed and emotionally impactful and Gabaldon’s historical research gives her novels depth Continue reading “This Chick Read: A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware”

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This Chick Read: Named of the Dragon-Susanna Kearsley

Reading a Susanna Kearsley novel reminds me a bit of watching a period piece movie like Sense and Sensibility, or Two Rooms with a view.  At first I am sitting beside myself, my brain still turning about what happened at work that day, or a conversation I had with my husband over breakfast, but after a few moments, the descriptions of the city, the dialogue between characters, inserts itself into my mind until I am living it with them. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Named of the Dragon-Susanna Kearsley”