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The most riveting book I read in a long time

Advantages: Well written, intriguing and captivating
Disadvantages: that it had to end!

...heroine Ursula is a baby born on a winters night in 1910 barely making it into the world that is reborn every time she dies. Every time Ursula is reborn the basic outline of her life remains the same, same parents, house etc but it's the errors or mi ...

missopinionated1 31.01.2014 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Life After Life - Kate Atkinson

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The Queen and the Courtesan - The Other Bolyen Girl but in France

Advantages: Interesting setting in France
Disadvantages: Typical historical fiction, nothing new,

...I was quite excited to read The Queen and the Courtesan because I haven't read any historical fiction in a while. This book was exactly what I expected it to be, which was both a good and a bad thing. Mistresses, love affairs, Kings, Queens and Court - th ...

laurahartleyy 16.07.2012 ˇ Read full review
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Review of The Queen and The Courtesan - Freda Lightfoot

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Cross Stitch for the American/Canadian market

Advantages: Fabulous, fabulous book with added scenes
Disadvantages: lose of family time and housework won't get done til its finished!

...This fantastic book was renamed Cross Stitch in the UK and Australasia, as the publishers thought it was too confusing for us poor readers to have a book called Outlander when there are films by this name. DOH! Claire Randall and her husband Frank hav ...

GringoFur 29.06.2004 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

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A Fantastic First Book

Advantages: A wonderful story with enough historical accuracy to make it educational as well.
Disadvantages: It's a very long book, you really need to plan a time to read it.

I picked up this book on a whim and have never been more pleasantly surprised. Not only could I not put the book down until it was done but I waited very impatiently for the store to open the next day so I could get "Voyager" so that I could find out wha ...

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Review of Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

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Outlander

Advantages: Excellent storyline concept. A good read.
Disadvantages: Too much Scottish "speak".

An excellent book with a good storyline which will keep you captivated from beginning to end. Lots of depth to the characters and the author really brings the Scottish Highlands to life. The only one criticism I have is the sometimes overuse of Scottish ...

Desandes 03.06.2006 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

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