Tuesday, April 27, 2010

J is for James, Syrie

The latest installment (the letter J) of The Alphabet in Historical Fiction which is hosted by the lovely ladies over at Historical Tapestry, I'm going to revisit two of my favorites reads of 2009 written by Syrie James.

I read both the author's books in October of last year, it was a great month. The first one I read was The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte and I was instantly in love in the time period and my not being a fan of Bronte I was amazed on how much I enjoyed her character in the book. I then went on a search for the author's first novel, The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, although I enjoyed very much I felt that the book wasn't as gripping as The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte. But both books have that quality that I'm always looking for, entertainment. They were so good that I eventually both copies of my own, so whenever the mood strikes I can go and visit Charlotte and Jane.

You can find my thoughts on The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte,here. And my thoughts on The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, here.

I'm looking forward on the author's upcoming book, Dracula My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker.

To read more J entries, visit here.


Cat said...

I know my library has both these books but I haven't read them. Nice to have a recommendation I can follow up.....thanks.

Marg said...

I haven't read either of these books, basically because I haven't read the original Austen books. I feel like I should read those before I start reading all the spin-offs.

Rowenna said...

I'm with Marg--I haven't gotten through much Austen at all (though I have read some Bronte). But I wonder--would reading these stories pique my interest more in the originals? Might be worth an experiment :)

Steph said...

These sound good! I will look for the Charlotte Bronte book at the library.