Eighth in the Sister Frevisse medieval mystery series revolving around Dame Frevisse and her talent for ferreting out the truth. This story takes place in London at her cousin Alice’s home, Coldharbour House. This takes place after Joliffe’s adventures in Normandy in A Play of Treachery. My Take It’s all about politics and love. From the mess Domina Alys made of the priory’s finances to the abbot’s various plans to rescue it to the dangerous dance of courtiers who are looking to get ahead. The love between the doomed couple and the promised. The love for worldly things and the love for power. The love Frevisse has for the silence of God. I just adore Frazer’s stories. She makes you feel as though you’re there. The smells, the food, the cold. She creates an authentic atmosphere using the culture, mores, style, and killing politics of the time. You will feel as though you are there. I do love how Jane and William’s romance begins to blossom. It’s also rather fun to ride around London, hearing the old street names and marketplaces. I don’t understand why Jane doesn’t warn the countess. Oh, no…naked peacocks!! Horrors…! The Story Domina Alys has been […]
Month: November 2012
Starting over sucks. Then I spotted my hot neighbor. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth.
Infuriating. Arrogant. Then I’m attacked and something… unexpected happens.
As acting head of the hated Droods, Eddie Drood must unearth the Matriarch’s murderer while the Family’s fingers point at Eddie…or his girl, Molly.
First in the Romantic Suspense series (can ya get more uncreative?) split between Asheville, North Carolina and Chicago. My Take Scum like Winters are cowards. There should be a death penalty for men (and women) like him. Rose wrote a dramatic and tension-filled story with real-life characters. Homey characters (on the good side!) you wanted in your own family. She can also write ’em bad. Really bad. It’s an interesting mix of funny and passionate, brave and insecure on the romantic side. With a double helping of self-pity. From both Caroline and Max. They both take offense so easily…much like people do in real life. It’s just that it’s so much easier to see it when you’re reading about it. On the abusive husband side…not so much. Just terrifying that someone like him has never been caught. That his fellow cops have ignored their own intuition simply because he’s a cop. So he must be one of the good guys. Oh, brother. Winters is hurting all these people. He doesn’t see that he’s doing anything wrong. And he so casually decides to spend the rest of the day playing tourist… Cracks me up that Thatcher gives in so easily on […]
A Hodgepodge of Bits & Pieces is a bimonthly link round-up of articles and posts found online that may be of interest to writers and readers.
I find it more enjoyable to be catholic than Catholic in this Word Confusion from KD Did It.
My dragon father-in-law has decided that he doesn’t like having me for a member of the family, and Smoky’s father intends to break my spirit, then my body.
The Godfather of all vampires decides to play Prince Charming in exchange for his help this holiday season with a a vampire serial killer is on the loose.
We’re on the trail of the demon general who has decided that we’ve become quite a nuisance. Worse, werewolves are going missing and a new drug, “Wolf Briar”, is being used as a weapon.
Kelsey Quinn set out to trace a murder victim. Now she may become one.