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Carpe Librum

Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

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Charles Dickens, Gillen D'Arcy Wood
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Louie Giglio
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Lyndal Roper
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House of Beaufort: The Bastard Line that Captured the Crown
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#bookaday Day 25: Memorable Food

The Serpent and the Pearl - Kate Quinn The Lion and the Rose - Kate Quinn

I almost passed on Quinn's duology featuring Giulia Farnese of Borgia fame. Why? I read a couple reviews that made references to the descriptions of food: preparation, smells, tastes....I mean, I like food but this didn't seem like my kind of thing.


I was completely wrong.


Don't let those romantic covers fool you. These books are fantastically captivating, causing me to ignore all else to read them. They also made me quite hungry for some authentic Italian cuisine. For more, see my reviews:


Serpent and the Pearl

Lion and the Rose