Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Book Review: Mrs. Poe

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Mrs. PoeMrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must say that I did enjoy reading this book. I entered into the “world” that the author was portraying very innocently. I have heard of Edgar Allan Poe and, of course, I had some knowledge of his famous poem, The Raven. However, I did not know much more about him, nor his wife, or his mistress, Frances Osgood. I think this allowed me the ability to be engulfed by the story / theory that the author had created about this time in their lives. I didn’t have “facts” sitting in my brain to conflict with what I was reading.

The author, Lynn Cullen, was able to write the story through the eyes of Frances Osgood in such a way that I found myself getting involved with the story and the characters. I could feel frustration that Frances felt with Reverend Griswold and his hatred/jealousy of Poe or with the dreadful nosey Mrs. Ellet causing unnecessary drama for all. I was also able to feel the elation that Frances felt when she had a brief moment to spend with her heart’s desire, Poe.

The story does have a slight dark side. Then again, I’m not sure if one could have a happy go lucky story involving Edgar Allan Poe. Don’t let this stop you. Enjoy the book!

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Book Review: Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara

Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara (Callie Chronicles, #1)Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara by Daisy Piper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this book at random to read to my daughter while we were on the metro. I must say we both rather enjoyed it. My daughter is young (5 yrs)... perhaps a little too young for the intended market. This is the first chapter book that she consistently had me read over time until we finish the book. We are looking forward to the next installment.

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Monday, July 2, 2012