Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

The Chilbury Ladies' ChoirThe Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I should have liked this more. All the elements are there: a cast of characters in a small English village, young people and older folks making do during wartime and dealing with adversity. "Keep Calm and Carry On." But I found reading it a slog. I skimmed the last half because it seemed so long getting going. Maybe it's in part due to my mood now. Or I've been reading too much historical fiction set in WWII England.

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Monday, May 25, 2020

The Jane Austen Society

The Jane Austen SocietyThe Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Head over to Austenprose for my review of Natalie Jenner's debut novel, The Jane Austen Society. For a comfort read in time of uncertainty, this one is up there with my favorite standbys: Miss Read (Dora Saint) and D.E. Stevenson.

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