Daniel Deronda – Review

“It hurts me now to think of your grief. You must not grieve any more for me. It is better – it shall be better with me because I have known you.” To say I was excited by the prospect of reading another book by George Eliot seems an understatement. Middlemarch and Silas Marner areContinue reading “Daniel Deronda – Review”

Lady Audley’s Secret

“Surely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea. The most feminine and most domestic of all occupations imparts a magic harmony to her every movement, a witchery to her every glance. The floating mists from the boiling liquid in which she infuses the soothing herbs; whose secrets are known to her alone,Continue reading “Lady Audley’s Secret”

My Cousin Rachel – Review

“That was the infuriating thing about a woman. Always the last word. Leaving one to grapple with ill-temper, and she herself serene. A woman, it seemed, was never in the wrong. Or if she was, she twisted the fault to her advantage, making it seem otherwise.” When Philip’s best friend and older cousin Ambrose, delaysContinue reading “My Cousin Rachel – Review”

The Count of Monte Cristo – Review

“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.” Why hello there Dantès! I thought it would be nice to reach out to you, telling you about the epicContinue reading “The Count of Monte Cristo – Review”

The Black Tulip- Review

“You don’t know, sir, what I suffer. You don’t know the struggle going on in my heart and mind.” – The Black Tulip, Alexandre Dumas Tulips are a BIG deal in the Netherlands.  I discovered that when I visited a few months ago.  So when I started reading this book, I felt like I’d beenContinue reading “The Black Tulip- Review”