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The Villa Girls by Nicky Pellegrino

  This book of The Villa Girls is wonderful and a joy to read.  Nicky Pellegrino writes about life, beautiful landscapes and gardens, olive trees and celebrations.  The story involves four girls who become life-long friends and take their holidays … Continue reading

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When in Rome by Nicky Pellegrino

This wonderful story set in Rome by Nicky Pelligrino is enjoyable reading.  I loved the descriptive writing of the streets of Rome. The fountains, the squares, the coffee bars and ice cream parlours. This story of a woman, Seraphina, who … Continue reading

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Mistress of Beauty

Mistress of Beauty Mistress of Beauty is the story of Agnes Sorel, a demoiselle at the court of Isabelle of Lorraine who subsequently became a mistress of Charles VII of France was given the Castle of Beauty, also the city … Continue reading

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Pegasus by Danielle Steel

Pegasus Pegasus is a wonderful novel by author Danielle Steel. It is a beautiful story of two families, who left familiar homes and country to start a new life in USA and also England.  The war years intervened and the … Continue reading

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The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell

The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell This book by Ruth Rendell gives an interesting perspective of England in the days of the 1930’s and 1940’s. A crime is not resolved until many years later when the children and adolescents … Continue reading

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A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy This novel is a wonderful read and well recommended. A lovely novel which I enjoyed. This book portrays the difficulties of young women in the early days of Ireland in the 1950’s and … Continue reading

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Madame de Maintenon, the secret wife of Louis XIV, by Veronica Buckley

Madame de Maintenon, the secret wife of King Louis XIV by Veronica Buckley I enjoyed reading this story of the life of Francoise d’Aubigny, later to become Madame de Maintenon and the uncrowned queen of France as the secret wife … Continue reading

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