Back again with my update! Knocked another one off of the list- Pedigree Mum is done! Wouldn’t particularly recommend it, though. It was fairly predictable and the husband does not inspire any sort of sympathy. Here is the progress:
-The Gentry: Stories of the English, Adam Nicolson
– Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy, Douglas Smith
–The Children of Henry VIII, Alison Weir
–Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart, John Guy
–Prince William: Born to be King, Penny Junor
–Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy, Sarah Bradford
Pedigree Mum , Fiona Gibson– Finished, nothing special.
–Queen Elizabeth: The Queen Mother: The Official Biography, William Shawcross
–The Vikings: A History, Robert Ferguson
–1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion, Morgan Llywelyn
–Island of the Swans, Ciji WAre
–The Templars and the Shroud of Christ, Barbara Frale
-Cavalier: A Tale of Chivalry, Passion, and Great Houses, Lucy Worsley
–Hidden Treasures, Fern Britton
–North by Northanger: Or the Shades of Pemberley, Carrie Bebris
–Recipe for Love, Katie Fforde
The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #1), Edward Rutherford– Finish, see review
-That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, Anna Sebba
–The Alehouse Murders, Maureen Ash
–Between Two Thorns, Emma Newman
The Left-Handed Marriage , A. O’Connor– Finish, review posted below.
–Mary, Queen of Scots, Antonia Fraser
The Captive Queen of Scots, Jean Plaidy- Gave up- Made it to 34%, not interested.
**Books that I am still planning on reading but have moved to other lists have been removed from this list to make it a bit easier to read. If you want to see the original listing, see here!
I started The Left-Handed Marriage (A. O’Connor) on Saturday afternoon, and finished on Sunday afternoon. I could not put this book down, much like every other book by A. O’Connor. They are a talented author, and skillfully weaves two separate timelines together, no easy feat. The characters are fully developed, as is the plot. I found this book to be very unpredictable. This is not necessary for me to enjoy a book, but it certainly added to my enjoyment. O’Connor does a fantastic job of bringing together Irish, English, and German history, which is hard enough for non-fiction authors to do, let alone fiction. If you are at all interested in historical fiction, I enthusiastically recommend this book!!