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The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1W ago

The Lost and the Findings

My Name is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd From Goodreads: “Venus Black is a straitlaced, straight-A student obsessed with the phenomena of astronomy—until the night she commits a shocking crim...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2W ago

Stories with Spurs

Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx In this collection of 11 stories, including “Brokeback Mountain,” Proulx looks at the many sides of the people and vistas of Wyoming, a state tha...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 3W ago

Consequences of Peace

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje From Goodreads: “It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned ...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 4W ago

Music and Silence

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes “In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to th...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1M ago

Shards of Remaining Objects

Smash All the Windows by Jane Davis Goodreads Synopsis: “For the families of the victims of the St Botolph and Old Billingsgate disaster, the undoing of a miscarriage of justice should be a ...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1M ago

Portraits in Survival

On a Cold Dark Sea by Elizabeth Blackwell The Titanic; it was supposed to be the most wondrous ship ever built. But for Esme, Charlotte and Anna, surviving that fateful crossing has stalked ...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 1M ago

These Books May Fare Well

Murder in Belgravia by Lynn Brittany This novel is the first in an upcoming series of “Mayfair 100” murder mysteries, which takes place amid the Great War (i.e., WW1), where two civilian wom...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2M ago

The Difficulties of Devotions

Sadness is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher According to Goodreads, Jonathan (or Yonatan) is “preparing to serve in the Israeli army while also trying to reconcile his close relationshi...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2M ago

A Majestic Clash

I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon For over five decades there were unending, international court battles, rumors and intrigue surrounding a woman called Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anasta...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews · 2M ago

Duplicity or distortion?

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood In 1843, Grace Marks and James McDermott were both convicted of the murders of Nancy Montgomery and Thomas Kinnear. While McDermott was executed for these crim...