The Swan Princess C.P. Lesley In “The Swan Princess,” we meet a new Nasan from the once introduced in “The Golden Lynx“: one who’s a little bit older and a lot sadder after the miscarriage of her first pregnancy. She still finds living under her mother-in-law’s rules to be intolerable, she still finds her sister-in-law […]Read more "“The Swan Princess” by C.P. Lesley"
The Winged Horse C.P. Lesley “The Winged Horse” starts up shortly after “The Golden Lynx” ends. This time it’s Ogodai, the dutiful older brother of spitfire Nasan, the heroine of the first book, whose story gets told. Ogodai, oldest son of the khan Bulat, has been betrothed to Firuza, daughter of a bey amongst the […]Read more "“The Winged Horse” by C.P. Lesley"
She Sins at Midnight Whitney Dineen Tired of reading heavy tomes or dry-as-dust textbooks? Looking for a read that will spice up your life a little, or at least make you laugh like a hyena? “She Sins at Midnight” may be just the book for you! Lila Montgomery is a size-12 beauty in a size-0 […]Read more "“She Sins at Midnight” by Whitney Dineen"
The Golden Lynx C.P. Lesley Historical romance isn’t my favorite genre, but when a friend and sister Russianist recommended “The Golden Lynx” as being a romance that was also a historically accurate depiction of 16th-century Russia, I knew I had to check it out. And indeed, the descriptions of life amongst the Tatars and boyars […]Read more "“The Golden Lynx” by C.P. Lesley"
Hi All! Today we’re doing something a little bit different. I have a guest post from Carolynn Carey on Christmas in the Jane Austen era, as part of the Romancing the Smokies event (links for the author and the event are at the bottom of the page). I am a HUGE Austenophile, so I jumped […]Read more "“Researching Christmas in the Jane Austen Era” by Carolynn Carey"
“The Girl From The Tea Garden” evokes one of my secret favorite genres– Anglo-Indian tales from the late 19th/early 20th century (I know, I know, it’s weirdly specific). Whether from the British perspective (e.g., “The Secret Garden,” which starts off in India before moving to Yorkshire) or the Indian perspective (e.g., “Gay-Neck”), these stories are […]Read more "“The Girl From the Tea Garden” by Janet MacLeod Trotter"