The Josephine Bonaparte Trilogy by Sandra Gulland

Titles:  The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine Bonaparte, Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe and The Last Great Dance on Earth. Author:  Sandra Gulland Published by Harper Collins Publishers, Inc. Backup References: Goodreads, Amazon Theme: Historical Novel Mesmerizing Trilogy. Written in the form of fictional diaries, Sandra Gulland manages to enthral the reader […]

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Title:  The Cuckoo’s Calling Author: Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling Published by Mulholland Books/ Little, Brown and Company Hardcover, First Edition Number of Pages: 455 Backup References: Goodreads Theme: Crime Fiction First of all, let me tell you that I’ve never, ever read Harry Potter. Therefore, it’s impossible for me to actually compare J.K. Rolling’s […]

Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Title: Cabinet of Curiosities Authors: Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Published by Grand Central Publishing Paperback Edition Number of Pages: 629 Backup References: Amazon, Goodreads Theme: Horror, Suspense Cabinet of Curiosities is the first book I read by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, but it won’t be the last. Although there is a bit of […]

Ivan the Terrible by Robert Payne and Nikita Romanoff

Title: Ivan the Terrible Authors: Robert Payne, Nikita Romanoff Published by Cooper Square Publishers Paperback Edition Number of Pages: 520 Backup Reference: Amazon Theme: Russian History “Terrible” doesn’t begin to describe the evil behind this Tsar. The level of violence and bloodshed is overwhelming in its intensity and cruelness. All Tsars believed to be chosen […]

Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie

Title: Peter the Great: his Life and World Author: Robert K. Massie, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Published by: Random House Trade Paperbacks, Mass Edition February 1986 ISBN: 978-0-345-33619-4 Length: 880 pages Subjects: European History, Russia & the Former Soviet Union References Consulted: Amazon If I had to choose one word to describe this biography […]