Red Island House by Andrea Lee

Red Island House is loosely short stories or anecdotes about people who live on an island in Madagascar, with the perspective of Shay, a black American woman, as the observer. The through line of the stories is that Shay's wealthy Italian husband has built a gargantuan house there, and the stories take place on our …

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Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani

I was drawn in by the cover of this book, with it's country house wall and a window reflecting the mountains. It's the story of Ave Maria, a woman who thought that she'd always be single, and who has married the love of her life. Living with her husband and daughter in the hills of …

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Six Tudor Queens: Katharine Of Aragon, The True Queen by Alison Weir

There's something about Henry VIII and his wives that is endlessly fascinating. I've read a few different books about him, his wives, and also his children, most especially Elizabeth I. One of the best historians of the period, and one of the most easily accessible, is Alison Weir. Her works on the period are incredibly …

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