A look into the cloistered lives of women in nineteenth-century China. And the love between friends. I recommend the movie, too: a modern take on the book. Worth Reading, Houses Readers, Circles Delux, Random Houses, Reading Group, Books Worth, Secret Fans, Snow Flowers, The Secret
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“The robin flew from his swinging spray of ivy on to the top of the wall and he opened his beak and sang a loud, lovely trill, merely to show off. Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off - and they are nearly always doing it.” ― The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett,
Fans of, “The Help,” will truly appreciate and enjoy this fantastic novel from Kathleen Grissom that documents a story of slavery told from two perspectives, with enough plot twists and turns to leave the reader on the edge of their seat until the final page.
Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, secretly marries the newly crowned boy king of England. While she rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London.
Just finished reading this for my book club. What a great writer- made me feel close to Olde England. The story of the main character Anna, a servant who survived Black Death brings history to life. Makes you really grateful for antibiotics to say the least! 4/29/12