I love searching through the wonderful blogs associated with this group, but sometimes I'd just like to find a new book to read! I thought this would be a great place to JUST post review links! Here's my latest:
“The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire” Jack Weatherford (website) tells a gripping story of lost history and the role the female heirs of Genghis Khan played in his Empire. While the Great Kahn was out conquering the world, his wives and daughters managed his empire, created bureaucracies, public projects and kept trade relationships alive.
“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë is an 1847 novel published as “Jane Eyre. An Autobiography” under the nom de plume of “Currer Bell”. The novel is told in first person narrative and goes through five distinct stages in Jane’s life. In spite of many dark elements the novel has strong elements of right vs. wrong as well as morality.