2021: #34 – The Alice Network (Kate Quinn)

The Alice Network is a dual-timeline story about two women. In 1947 we have Charlie, an American college girl who is visiting Europe with her socialite mother in order to get a secret abortion. Except Charlie has other plans. Her French cousin Rose disappeared during World War II, and Charlie is determined to find out what happened to her. All she has to go on

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2021: #32 – A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Diana Gabaldon)

It’s been many years since I read the 5th book in this series, which I remember struggling with, so I’d forgotten that Diana Gabaldon is really great at what she does. This part of the series covers the years right before the Revolutionary War, so you have politics mixed in with the art of living in the mountains of North Carolina in the late 1700s.

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2021: #1 – The Widows of Malabar Hill (Sujata Massey)

The years that India was under British rule has long been an interesting time period to me, and this book is set right smack in the middle of it. Perveen Mistry is someone unusual — a female lawyer in early 1920s Bombay. She’s not considered a full lawyer because she cannot appear in court, but she’s able to do a lot of contract work and

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