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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
Progress: 17/304 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Reading progress update: I've read 9%.

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A Harvest Passion - Emily Murdoch

I will finish this book solely to give it the review it deserves.


Some whispered that he was a rich merchant, and others that he was a soldier on the run from his time stationed out in the colony. If anyone had asked him, Leo Tyndale would have told the truth: that he had been a missionary in India these last five years,

Murdoch, Emily. A Harvest Passion (Kindle Locations 105-107). Endeavour Press. Kindle Edition.


The passengers have been on this ship for six freaking months getting from India to England, but Leo hasn't bothered to tell them the truth?  And what the hell does it matter anyway?  Nearly 10% of this very short book is taken up with nonsense:  Leo rising, shaving, going to church, fretting about where to sit in the church, and then thinking back to his landing at Southampton the day before, one presumes to fit in some backstory that's already been supplied since we already know he just got off the ship and we already know that he's just come from India and we already know the voyage took six months!