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Island beneath the Sea (P.S.) by Isabel Allende
Island beneath the Sea (P.S.)

Zoe Lehr, January 17, 2013

Allende definitely tops herself with Island Beneath the Sea. It has a little bit of everything: romance, suspense, historical fiction, warfare. But not just that; she writes in a way that transports the reader to the world of Saint-Domingue and the French occupation, to the hardships that are faced by the slaves and landowners alike. The lives of these people seem so realistic, so life-like, they could be anybody today. Every minute I spent reading this book was a minute spent in complete awe and fascination. I loved every word of it; it is definitely a must read for anybody who loves a good book.
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Mississippi Jack (07 Edition) by Louis A. Meyer
Mississippi Jack (07 Edition)

Zoe Lehr, September 22, 2011

This is an amazing continuation of an incredible story. While it is a fiction novel, it has a perfect blend of history, espionage, romance, adventure; everything that makes a good story, plus some great swashbuckling action. This novel follows one Mary "Jacky" Faber, a girl existing in the early nineteenth century who is determined to live her life as she likes it. Only on her way to achieving freedom, she encounters pirates, vagabonds, the British Intelligence, the Royal Navy, French spies, slave runners, and, yes, some rather dashing men. There are some very clever and humorous twists in the tale, as well as some entertaining parallels to other written works in English history.
I would highly recommend this book, or really all of the books in this series, to anyone who has a taste for the Napoleonic period, piracy, girl power, espionage, or high-spirited adventure.
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