Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Open book ~ November'19
Autumn Throne completes Elizabeth Chadwick's trilogy of Eleanor of the Aquitaine beginning a few years into her house arrest by her husband King Henry II and covers the rest of her life. As well written as the previous two it was fascinating to read the author's take on how her feelings for her husband shifted over time. While technically historical fiction I come away from reading this trilogy feeling as if I have a good understanding of Queen Eleanor and the times in which she lived.
Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott continues the story begun in Eight Cousins picking up the story as Rose turns twenty and she and many of her older cousins navigate their way into adulthood. The tone of this book was a bit heavier than the first but felt appropriately so as childhood challenges shift to adulthood questions and dilemmas. So glad I have expanded into Alcott's other works.
Please head over to Carolyn's for more Open Book.