Book Reviews, Historical-Fic

Carnegie’s Maid

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Rating: ⭐️

I don’t often rate books 1 star, either because I DNF it long before that or by now I pretty much know what I dislike in books to stay away from it. This book I saw on OverDrive (as always) and I just read the blurb, checked Goodreads for the presence of sexual content (nonexistent) and then borrowed it and read it. It hardly ever goes that way because I usually read 389217148218 reviews beforehand.

I did actually read 92156361523 reviews after that, and I found that none of them mentioned the one thing that I had been thinking about the entire time: this is a very bad, fancier version of Jane Eyre.

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Book Reviews, Historical-Fic

The Lost Girls of Paris

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The beautiful cover presents, unfortunately, a false image of what this book is. The single woman looking out across the city of what I can only assume is Paris, portrays an image of a secure hope. It also makes the woman seem as if she knows exactly what’s going on out there, as if she has everything on the palm on her hand. A hope founded on an unshakable basis of fact. At least… that is what it spoke to me. It spoke security, to me.

And that is one word I would never use to explain this book. This book is based on a wild and desperate hope, a hope sprouting from a desperate gamble. The woman is strong as steel, with a determination and willpower to match it. The question this book poses is: does it make a difference?

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Book Reviews, Historical-Fic

The Prodigal Daughter

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I went into this book thinking it was going to be a usual historical-fiction book, something to do with the war or perhaps the suffragette movement. In all honesty, I don’t even think I read the blurb properly, I just saw my friend gave it 5 stars and recommended it to me, so I found it on Overdrive and borrowed it immediately.

At first I was slightly bored because the story seemed to just be about her father Abel’s life and his business, which I think might have been as a recap for the first book in this series so you don’t have to read the first book (although I would recommend that if you were planning on reading Kane and Abel to read that book first). But then the spotlight shifted to Florentyna.

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