December Picks

Hobb, Robin (2013) The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince.  Subterranean Press.  Felicity is the low-born companion of Princess Caution at Buckkeep.  Caution is the headstrong Queen-in-Waiting but when she gives birth to a bastard son who shares the piebald markings of his father’s horse, Felicity is the one who raises him.  As the prince… Continue reading December Picks

November PIcks

Gilbert, Elizabeth (2013) The signature of all things. Bloomsbury. Alma Whittaker, the daughter of a very rich and bold botanical explorer, is a girl with a thirst for knowledge. Her botanical research and painstaking study of moss draws her into the mysteries of evolution, whilst at the same time she is challenged by the mystical,… Continue reading November PIcks

Jan’s Holiday Reads – January 2013

Livesey, Margot (2012)  The flight of Gemma Hardy.  Harper.  A retelling of Jane Eyre set in Scotland and Iceland in the 1950s.  When her widower father drowns at sea, ten-year-old Gemma Hardy goes to to live with her uncle's family. But the death of her doting guardian soon after leaves Gemma under the resentful eye… Continue reading Jan’s Holiday Reads – January 2013