Mrs. Marco Polo Remembers by Mary Parker Dunning. This is a true story about a young bride and her one-year round-the-world tour with her professor husband in the early 1900's. Her beautiful descriptions of the places they visit make you feel like you get a glimpse back in time. Very well-written.
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"The Never Ending Story", Michael Ende - After years of requesting it for Christmas, my mum finally tracked down for me the version of this book that I so coveted. It is printed in red and green ink to differentiate between the action that takes place in the story, and the story within the story. Quite a thing of beauty!
The Promise by Ann Weisgarber. Pinner writes: "An excellent novel set in 1900 Galveston Island, Texas. The story is told using two strong voices. It is a story of overcoming scandal, the struggle of everyday life, love, and heartbreak. A great read!"
"House of Dreams" also titled "Lady of the Reeds" by Pauline Gedge. I really enjoyed this historical fiction novel that takes place in ancient Egypt. I cheered for the heroine during her breath-taking climb through society. I didn't want this story to end because I was caught up in the telling. That's the best kind of story, I think.