Review: Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir

When Anne Boleyn, who received a brilliant upbringing in France, is back to England and introduced to King Henry VIII, she immediately charms him. A brave, intelligent, charismatic and beautiful woman she is convinced that women are born not only to obey men but they are equal to them and can rule kingdoms. Despising love…

Review: A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir

The novel follows two young women Katherine Grey the sister of infamous Lady Jane Grey the Nine Days Queen and Katherine Plantagenet the illegitimate daughter of King Richard III. Almost a century apart between, their life stories have many similarities. They both fight for the right to marry the men they love and to reveal…

Favorite Fall Movies vol. 2

In Fall I’m in such a romantic mood and I must watch the sweetest movies ever! The perfect fall movie has to be: predictable, kind, heartwarming, extremely emotional and sentimental and very very romantic. A happy ending is a must too! So, here is my list of a few movies I like to rewatch every…

Review: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Some people don’t know how to fall in love, like not knowing how to swim. They panic first when they jump in. Then they figure it out. The novel follows two very different sisters who get together after many years under the same roof and have to learn to be a family again. Somehow, they…

Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Diana Bishop is a witch and a history professor, working on her research in Bodleian Library in Oxford. On one of her many days in the library, she finds an old alchemical manuscript. The magic that she was trying so badly to avoid for all of her life suddenly gets stronger, the mysterious book Ashmole…

Review: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

So, this year I’ve decided to read more classics since I have a huge list of books I wanted to read but never got to them. I started with the Moonstone which is the parent of all detective, mystery fiction in English literature. Every human institution (Justice included) will stretch a little, if only you…

Review: If Not for You by Debbie Macomber

Beth grew up under her mother’s constant control; how to dress, what to do, who to date, those decisions were always made for her. Finally, Beth decides to stand up for herself and start living the way she wants. With the support of her dear aunt Sunshine, Beth leaves Chicago and moves to Portland, gets…

Review: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

This is not a war, this is a test of how far man can be degraded. Stephen is an Englishman traveling to France. He is staying with Azaire family in the gorgeous estate. He’s enjoying the beautiful French town, charming summer weather and falls passionately in love with Isabelle the host’s wife. Eventually, they elope…

Review: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

It’s like the difference between… between reading about gravity and then falling for the first time. Alex is in hiding. For three years she hasn’t stayed too long in one place, she has never used the same name twice and three times she was almost killed. Once she was a brilliant chemist working for the…

Review: Replica by Lauren Oliver

Gemma is an average teenage girl. Sometimes her life seems like a nightmare, she lacks confidence, she mocked by popular girls, boys don’t pay any attention to her, her parents are strict and concentrated in their own matters. Gemma’s only comfort is her best friend April, with whom she shares everything. One-day Gemma’s life changes…