How does a girl move from courtesans to clergy?…Easy if you’re a book junkie. I hadn’t even finished In The Company of The Courtesan (see review), that I was already into Pope Joan. As quickly as I jumped from one book to the other, that’s how quickly my allegiance changed. (All you historical fiction bloggers can totally relate, I'm sure:)
I’ve decided that it all comes down to one thing for me; I just love reading everything about the different facets of historical women’s lives. For me, there’s always a connection amongst these women- no matter how different their lives or views might be: Strength is the key element- whether it be in love, spirituality, governance, principles or basic personality-their individual determination is what keeps me wanting to read more about these women of the past.
So, right now I’m glued to Pope Joan. I’m almost done reading and will have my review up shortly after that. For some of you who haven’t gone to check out the Red Carpet Event yet; you need to do so before July 31st- don’t miss this fantastic chance!
And here’s something I’m really excited about: February’s love month release: O, Juliet! This upcoming book by Robin Maxwell should be the perfect Valentine read. I am soo looking forward to this one…especially since I spent my childhood summers playing in those very castle grounds…ahhh! Can’t wait to read O, Juliet! For now, here’s the cover artwork and the back cover copy.