Tag: historical romance

Rosalie Ham-The Dressmaker

Synopsis: A darkly satirical novel of love, revenge, and 1950s haute couture. After twenty years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child. She decides to…

Mansfield Park-Book versus 2007 Movie

Book Synopsis: ‘We have all been more or less to blame … every one of us, excepting Fanny’ Taken from the poverty of her parents’ home, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and…

Top 5 Romantic Novels (Revisited)

I had previously published a Top 5 Romantic Novel list in 2015. This is my list for 2017. The only constant is The Deception of the Emerald Ring; which I clearly like quite a bit.  1. Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen I am not sure what all I…

Daphne du Maurier-Frenchman’s Creek

Themes Explored: romance, fantasy, lust, escape, rebellion, womanhood, piracy, love, hate, tolerance, husband-wife dynamics, children, fishing, loyalty Summary: Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness…

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Movie Review: The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

  Director: Michael Mann Rating: R Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means Screenplay: Michael Mann & Christopher Crowe Based on the Novel by: James Fenimore Cooper Music By: Randy Edelman & Trevor Jones Cinematography: Dante Spinotti Running Time: 112 Minutes Premiered: September 25,…

Lauren Willig-The Other Daughter

Themes Explored: romance, identity, self-discovery, self-reliance, British aristocracy, familial relations, mystery, deception, male-female relationships, love, mother-daughter relations, daughter-father relations, family dynamics, journalism, starting over, facades, sibling relationships, roaring 1920s culture, new identity, forgiveness, letting go, moving on Synopsis: Raised in a poor yet genteel…

Lauren Willig-The Lure of the Moonflower

Themes Explored: ostracism, belonging, sense of self, historical fiction, romance, mystery, espionage, modern romance, British aristocracy, Napoleonic Wars, caste system, familial relations, marriage, independence, perception, self-reliance, perseverance Synopsis: Portugal, December 1807. Jack Reid, the British agent known as the Moonflower (formerly the French agent known…

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