Reviews and Blog Posts: 19th century

The duchess

by Jude Deveraux

DPL Rating:
4

Claire Willoughby is an America heiress, who is must marry well in order to recive her inheritance. She meets and is quickly engaged to Harry the  eleventh Duke of MacArran. Harry brings Claire and her lazy and ignorant parents to Bramley house to live until the wedding. Claire is in...

The golem and the jinni : a novel

by Helene Wecker

DPL Rating:
5

This made my top all time favorite books list. It's a brilliant fictionalization of Arab and Hebrew mythology; it's compelling for the same reasons as all of those old Star Trek episodes about Data and the personal sovereignty of artificial life forms; there's nothing trite or silly or poorly written...

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