Tag: English setting

Meg Rosoff’s — Bride’s Farewell *****

Meg Rosoff’s — Bride’s Farewell *****

Pell has witnessed her mother suffer from financial hardship with too many children. With last minute nerves on her wedding day, she escapes on her horse and heads to the Salisbury Fair to begin a new life.

But as she journeys further, thoughts of her family and her abandoned lover keep pulling her back.

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Sadie Jones’s — The Outcast *****

Sadie Jones’s — The Outcast *****

After Lewis’s mother drinks a bottle of wine, she drowns while they are out on a picnic together during the 1950s. Because of his repeated failure to save his mother, Lewis become unruly and lands in jail.

On his release, he discovers the past is ever present within both his family and his English community that no longer trust him.

Tracy Chevalier’s — Remarkable Creatures *****

Tracy Chevalier’s — Remarkable Creatures *****

When Mary scours the English beaches, she discovers she has an eye for uncovering fossilized skeletons. In an age where women were barred from science, she is viewed as sinful. Only when she befriends Elizabeth who also scours beaches, does she find a like-minded companion. Continue reading “Tracy Chevalier’s — Remarkable Creatures *****”