Sunday, November 06, 2016

The Apothecary's Daughter



I don't usually go for romances. They call this a historical romance. And since it was the first nook book that I got, I decided to read it.
I was pleasantly surprised that this novel did have romance but focused on more of the field of apothecary .
I found it pretty interesting how these people of this field look at medicine with herbs and minerals. I learnt that they do have to have some training in hospitals with medical doctors. Almost a jack of trades. Thought it interesting that the author when doing research instead of the usual tourist sights in London (as I went to see) that she and her husband went to museums, apothecary and talk with the society.

I liked the characters of Lily, and Mary. As a matter of fact all the characters were good. I knew there was going to be some romance with the girls. Figured they would find their soulmates.
The one thing I would of wanted to see is that Lily would of followed in her fathers footsteps. I guess in that time women weren't seen to work. Let alone being in a profession of apothecary. Would of been nice to see a woman blaze a trail.

The Apothecary's Daughter wasn't necessary about Lily. But about Mary another strong woman.

I would give The Apothecary's Daughter  5---->

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Whitethorn Woods


Pretty good book. A Maeve Binchy story indeed. I like how all these lives were connected somehow. Each had it's own story to tell. 

I think best is the story of The Single Holiday. Older woman meet younger people. And they accept her. She finds love. All hope and faith going through a statue of St. Ann. Not a fancy place, but a place where a long line of voices were heard and so many dreams answered

I think Rossmore, Ireland will have that way to save St. Ann.


I give Whitethorn Woods 5---->
I would recommend this book. Pick me up kind of stories



Sunday, May 22, 2016

The 100 Year Old Year Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared



My thoughts on this story.
 I thought it was a bit on the longish side. Someone reviewed that they almost put it down because it was long and boring. Well I stuck it out.
The concept behind the story was cool, to be that age and still want some adventure. But what I thought is the flashbacks of Allen's life sounded a little far fetched when big names were dropped every other sentence. Even it was written in the story that Allen talked too much. It was something that needed to be asked of,it was necessary?

I'm glad that I continued to read the story. I give The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared 3 ----->



Friday, April 08, 2016

Lion of Ireland

                                                                   

A very detailed book in a story form. I like how the story dove into Brian's personal life as a child on up into battle. Even though there is some factious characters you could still feel that you are part and follow the story. And the ending may be a bit different from what others say. But no one exactly what happened either.
Brian Boru was a big part of Ireland. He stood for quality. Union, standing together. All Irish under one flag,under one country.
Now it's time for me to write my own story about Brian Boru. I want to make sure my grandchildren have the knowledge of the history of their ancestors.

I give Lion of Ireland  5

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Last Noel



Another good book from Michael Malone. I enjoyed this story. It wasn't a traditional Christmas story.
Sure Kaye and Noni meet on Christmas Eve. And their birthdays were around the same time. But other than that the story flowed nicely.

The friendship of Kaye and Noni became a good one. Even though tension of race was written in for the relationship their friendship bloomed to be a kind and everlasting one.
They started out with a sled ride together. And ended with a sled ride as adults.
Kaye could of had anything to remember. And he picked the sled as a very sweet memory.

I give The Last Noel 4