Tag Archives: Spain

The Lady In Blue by Javier Sierra

A thriller in the vein of The Da Vinci Code, The Lady in Blue centers on the mysterious appearances of a religious apparition going back to the 17th century and leading up to the present day.  The mysterious lady first appeared to … Continue reading

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The Olive Tree by Carol Drinkwater

In 2002, Carol Drinkwater published her memoir of finding a new life and career when she purchased an olive farm in France.  It was a wonderful book, and subsequently, the author wrote several follow-ups about her farm and life in … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan

I didn’t know what to expect when I started to read this novel.  The story seemed to center around 15th century nuns in a remote mountain convent in Spain.  Before long, the sisters turned out of be heretic feminists, which … Continue reading

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By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan

Mitchell James Kaplan paints a vivid picture of 15th century Spain in this novel about the lives of conversos (Jews who converted to Christianity to save themselves from religious intolerance) in the midst of the Spanish Inquisition. The book was … Continue reading

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Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami

“FOURTEEN KILOMETERS.  Murad has pondered that number hundreds of times in the last year, trying to decide whether the risk was worth it.  Some days he told himself that the distance was nothing, a brief inconvenience, that the crossing would … Continue reading

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