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Carpe Librum

Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

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Warwick: The Man Behind The Wars of the Roses
Tony Riches
Edward Rutherfurd
The Legacy of Luther
Stephen J. Nichols, R.C. Sproul
In the School of the Holy Spirit
Jacques Philippe
Cruel as the Grave - Sharon Kay Penman As usual, SKP is flawless in her creation of the late 12th century including Eleanor of Aquitaine and her treacherous son John. I found this 2nd of the De Quincy novels more entertaining than the first as there was two storylines carried out and the mystery had a more satisfying ending than the first novel (The Queen's Man). Though not completely unpredictable the murder of young Mellangel did keep me guessing, maybe it was him . . . no maybe him, until the very end. The drama between Eleanor and Prince John is well known and believably brought to life in this novel. Fun, quick, easy read.