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Book Blast for The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau

The Tapestry (Joanna Stafford #3) by Nancy Bilyeau Paperback Publication Date: March 22, 2016
Publisher: Touchstone/Simon and Schuster
Paperback; 416 Pages
Series: Joanna Stafford
Genre: Historical Mystery

"Fans of the Tudor era, you're in for a treat" --InStyle magazine

Henry VIII's Palace of Whitehall is the last place on earth Joanna Stafford wants to be. But a summons from the king cannot be refused.

After her priory was destroyed, Joanna, a young Dominican novice, vowed to live a quiet life, weaving tapestries and shunning dangerous conspiracies. That all changes when the king takes an interest in her tapestry talent.

With a ruthless monarch tiring of his fourth wife and amoral noblemen driven by hidden agendas, Joanna becomes entangled in court politics. Her close friend, Catherine Howard, is rumored to be the king's mistress, and Joanna is determined to protect her from becoming the king's next wife--and victim. All the while, Joanna tries to understa…

(Review) The Sword of the Maiden Book 2 by Kathleen C. Perrin

The Sword of the Maiden Publication Date: December 3, 2015
Publisher: Self published at Langon House
Genre: Historical fiction, France, French history.
Pages: 515 pages
ISBN: 978-0692576922
Source: Free copy from Kathleen C. Perrin and France Book Tours in exchange for a review.
Review: 5 stars for excellent.

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Kathleen C. Perrin holds bachelor’s degrees in French and Humanities from Brigham Young University and is a certified French translator. Besides being the author of The Watchmen Saga, she has published several non-fiction articles, academic papers, and a religious history about Tahiti. Kathleen has lived in Utah, New York City, France, and French Polynesia. She and her French husband have spent years investigating the mysteries and beauties of his native country —where they have a cottage—and have taken tourist groups to France. The Perrins have three children and currently reside in Utah.
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(Review) The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

Publication Date: March 1, 2016.
Publisher: Touchstone/Simon and Schuster. 
Genre: Fiction, Family Secrets, Bronte Novels.
Pages: 352.
Source: Free hard copy from Touchstone/Simon and Schuster in exchange for a review.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

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Link to browse inside book: The Madwoman Upstairs. 

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Further links for Bronte reading:
The Bronte Family
BBC History
Bronte Parsonage Museum

Samantha Whipple is a new student at Old College, Oxford University, England. She is an English literature major. Samantha's father died leaving an inheritance of Bronte history and literature. She had lived with her father after her parents divorced. Samantha's mother lives in Paris, France.
Samantha takes a private study course on literature. The professor is James Timothy Orville III. He is a "research fellow in nineteenth-century British literature." They clash on ideology and communicate in bristly fashion.