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The Butterfly Garden
Dot Hutchison
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Wendy Webb
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Michael Davitt Bell, Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Hanya Yanagihara
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Catherine Nixey
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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Avoided for too long!

The Summer Queen - Elizabeth Chadwick

Elizabeth Chadwick has long been on my radar for historical fiction but when I stumbled across her website, I was put off by her somewhat unorthodox methods of research and her rather kitschy book titles. This really didn't sound like someone who took her historical accuracy all too seriously. So what made me download the preview  of this book, I can't really say, but I am so glad I did. I was riveted. My only gripe is that the language used to describe some of the sex scenes sounded so old-fashioned that it could have come straight out of a D H Lawrence story. It just wasn't in keeping with the tone of the book or the times. Thankfully, such scenes were few and far between and mercifully short.. Other than that, I really enjoyed it and will be looking at some of her other books.