Reading History: “The Alice Network” (Kate Quinn)

I hate to be a fangirl but, well, I've been a fan of Kate Quinn's ever since I read her book Mistress of Rome way back when. I must confess, though, that I was a bit disconcerted when she announced that she would be moving from the world of ancient Rome to World War I and World … Continue reading Reading History: “The Alice Network” (Kate Quinn)

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Reading History: “Medicis Daughter” (by Sophie Perinot)

Warning:  Some spoilers for the plot follow. Thanks to the great folks over at NetGalley, I recently had the chance to read Sophie Perinot's newest historical novel, Medicis Daughter, which chronicles the life and loves of Marguerite of Valois, the daughter of Catherine de Medicis who, through an advantageous marriage, would ultimately become (for a time) Queen … Continue reading Reading History: “Medicis Daughter” (by Sophie Perinot)