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Carpe Librum

Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

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Currently reading

Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America
Stephen F. Knott, Tony Williams
Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I
Charles Spencer
Susan Howatch
In the School of the Holy Spirit
Jacques Philippe
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar - Robert Alexander This book starts out similar to other Romanov stories emphasizing the family's devotion to each other and God. The story was somewhat slow with most of the real action and plot twists taking place in the final chapters. If you prefer accuracy in your historical fiction, you may be disappointed. This was a factor in my rating, as was the repetitiousness.