January 29, 2010

Must Read Review: historical-fiction.com's review of "Signora da Vinci"

During the week I normally run across at least one book review that is so inspiring, so well-written and whets my appetite for the book so much so that it sends me scurrying to my Goodreads To-Be-Read list like Scrooge scurrying after a penny.  I thought it would be helpful to others to share in the wealth and spotlight these reviews.  So here we go . . .

Yesterday I came across Arleigh from historical-fiction.com's review of Robin Maxwell's Signora da Vinci.  I have only recently (within the last year or two) become interested in historical fiction of the non-Jane Austen sequel type and have not read anything by Ms. Maxwell but based on Arleigh's review, I need to change that.  Not only did Arleigh give the book 5 out of 5 stars but she claimed this was her favorite Robin Maxwell novel.

Enjoy these little snippets of her review:

". . .I’m so glad to have saved this one for last, and though I was on a tight schedule to get it read, I savored it for 2 more days than I had to . . .
. . .The characters in this book are very likeable, with the exception of the antagonists, who are not so evil as to be unbelievable. I’ve always found Robin Maxwell’s writing to be balanced in this respect and she gives a panoramic view of the setting and political and religious agendas. In other words, her stories do not revolve solely around the main character, but offer a look at life in general . . ."

For the full review, go HERE.   

Thank you, Arleigh, for the fantastic review.

Did anyone else come across a must read review this week?


3 comments:

Ann Elle Altman said...

Cool, thanks for the recommendation.

ann

Sun Singer said...

I like reviews like this one that show me the reviewer really cared about the book.

Malcolm

Arleigh said...

Thanks for linking me! My favorite review this week is Susie's on O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell: http://tudordaughter.blogspot.com/2010/01/o-juliet-by-robin-maxwell-book-review.html