Season 2: Episode 10: Read More! Books featuring royalty and technology

Season Two: Episode Ten: Read more! Books Featuring Royalty and Technology

In this episode, we talk about our current reads and Read More! 2018 reading challenge, and our choices for the categories: a book featuring royalty and a book featuring technology.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Leigh

Books mentioned

Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
*Jackie’s read

It’s 1759 and the world is at war, pulling the North American colonies of Britain and France into the conflict. When captured French officers are brought to Long Island to be billeted in private homes, it upends the lives of the Wilde family. Lydia Wilde, struggling to keep the peace in her fracturing family following her mother’s death, has little time or kindness to spare for her unwanted guests. And Canadian lieutenant Jean-Philippe de Sabran has little desire to be there. But by the war’s end they’ll both learn love, honour, and duty can form tangled bonds that are not broken easily. Their doomed romance becomes a local legend, told and re-told through the years until the present day, when conflict of a different kind brings Charley Van Hoek to Long Island to be the new curator of the Wilde House Museum. As Charley starts to delve into the history of Lydia and her French officer, it becomes clear that the Wilde House holds more than just secrets, and Charley discovers the legend might not have been telling the whole story.

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
*Mary’s read

More than sixty years after one of four friends in a reputedly haunted boarding school goes missing, journalist Fiona Sheridan resolves to learn her sister’s fate before a harrowing discovery is made.

 

 

 

A Burial at Sea by Charles Finch
*Leigh’s read

In March 1873 aristocratic sleuth Charles Lenox undertakes a delicate espionage mission to Egypt, where five British agents have been killed, apparently by the French. But soon after Charles’s ship sets sail, the captain calls on him to dust off his deductive skills when a crew member is murdered and left eviscerated on the deck.