Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
To be published: Sept 23, 2014
Charlotte-Rose de la Force, a middle-aged woman, is being shipped off to a French nunnery against her will, by the Sun King Louis XIV. 307 more words
” And you are at a disadvantage that you can never observe them except under the most artificial of circumstances. How can you possibly ask them the questions you really wish, when they are so forewarned by your mere presence that all their answers are guarded and designed to protect? 543 more words
“The children.” Mary Elisabeth clutched at her sister’s sleeve.
“The children want you well. That is all that matters.”
“With your permission, I will carry you over to your house,” Walter Milroy announced, his chivalry undeterred by his girth. 275 more words
This was September’s book club pick, selected by an elderly gent who professed how much it engaged and moved him while he was hopped up on pain meds and laid up in bed after hip surgery. 833 more words