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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Books I've read this year and ratings...

2009 books read, ratings and those highlighted link to review:

I owe a special thanks to the Phillipa Gregory forum and to Arleigh and Lucy of Plaidy's Royal Intrique, Enchanted by Josephine and Historical Fiction for turning me onto Jean Plaidy and many other wonderful historical fiction authors. Amy of Passages of the Past also has many great recommendations listed on her blog homepage, that is where I found The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly now one of my favs. Alaine from the Queen of Happy Endings sent me The Luxe which I found to be very good, and ended up reading the sequel Rumors.

I'm looking forward to reading even more in 2010.

The Other Boleyn Girl: Phillipa Gregory ****

The Boleyn Inheritance: Phillipa Gregory *****

The Secret Bride: Diana Haeger ***

The Innocent Traitor: Alison Weir *****

The King's Fool: Margaret Campbell Barnes *****

To Hold the Crown: Jean Plaidy ****

The Bastard King: Jean Plaidy ****

On the Road to Forthingay: Jean Plaidy ****

The Hammer of the Scots: Jean Plaidy *****

Murder Most Royal: Jean Plaidy *****

Lady of Hay: Barbara Erskine *****

The Kingdom of Shadows: Barbara Erskine ****

Katherine: Ana Seaton ****

The Tea Rose: Jennifer Donnelly ****

The Luxe: Anna Godberson ****

Rumors: Anna Godberson ****

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane: Katherine Howe ***


  1. What a great list--hope you were drinking a cup of meade while you were reading, or at least a nice cuppa! Have a lovely Christmas!

  2. A great list indeed =)
    I've read about 1/2 of those. 2010 is going to have some wonderful new releases and I think it is going to be fantastic reading year!

  3. I've read a little over half of those I think. Great list!

  4. That is quite a list! Erskine and Howe have been on my list for a while. I also have Katherine by Seton and every year I say I'm going to read it and I get side tracked. Have a Merry Christmas :)

  5. What a great list! Tudor Girl- you are such a nice person. I'm so glad to have gotten to know you and am also happy to have made your Plaidy times even more pleasurable. Hugs:)

  6. So many great books! We're going to have a great 2010 with all the wonderful books coming our way!

  7. Lots of good books there, I am excited for new releases also... Happy New Year!!


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