Historical fiction

The Company Daughters by Samantha Rajaram

When I started the book, I had different expectations than what the content turned out to be. This is almost entirely the story of Jana Beil and her love and trials. Jana is destitute and wandering about looking for work when she chances upon an opportunity. This peace does not last, and she volunteers to… Continue reading The Company Daughters by Samantha Rajaram

Historical fiction

The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen

I chose to read this book because I've liked some of the other books by the same author. A dual timeline with a mysterious past is also quite a draw. In this book, one timeline shows a woman facing the end of her marriage and struggling with the role she chose to play in the… Continue reading The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen