Just as she gave voice to the silent women of the Old Testament in The Red Tent, Anita Diamant creates a cast of breathtakingly vivid characters - young women who escaped to Israel from Nazi Europe - in this intensely dramatic novel.
"Some of the saddest and greatest memories of all"
The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about a court ruled by the gallows and three women whose positions brought them wealth, admiration, and power - as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror. Once again, Philippa Gregory has brought a vanished world to life: the whisper of a silk skirt on a stone stair, the yellow glow of candlelight illuminating a hastily written note, the murmurs of the crowd gathering on Tower Green below the newly built scaffold.
The newly-married couple welcome the doomed queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they find that the task will bankrupt them, and as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Elizabeth, their loyalty to each other and to their sovereign comes into question.
"Not up to usual standards"
After three years, Jace Montgomery is still grieving over his fiancée's mysterious suicide. He hasn't even been on a date since her passing, and her family still blames him for her death. One day, he discovers a postcard stuck between the pages of a book that belonged to his fiancée. Addressed to her, it bears the cryptic message, "Ours again, at last. See you there". The front of the card is a photograph of a house. Jace feels this might be the clue.
"Good Story a few annoying points."
Five years before the events related in O'Shaughnessy's first Nina Reilly novel, Motion to Supress, Nina is living in Carmel, California, with Bob, her toddler-age son, and working as a paralegal at a law firm while attending law school at night. Additional stress comes from Nina's former boyfriend, Richard Filsen, who thinks she is a bad mother and sues her for custody of her son.
"Show No Fear"