addition to the ever-expanding wishlist

I recently read THE best book review of any book I've ever read.

Sarah Johnson from Reading the Past (and also author of Historical Fiction I & II: A Guide to the Genre) reviewed Jude Morgan's The Taste of Sorrow, which is a novel of the Bronte sisters. This review seriously knocked my socks off, while simultaneously killing any faith I had in my own reviewing skills. But I digress.

I've included the synopsis below from Amazon, but it doesn't quite do it justice - Sarah's review is what you need to read to catch the essence of the novel.


From an obscure country parsonage came the most extraordinary family of the nineteenth century.

Through the bleakest beauty and most appalling suffering, the Bronte sisters created two of the most brilliant and disturbing novels ever written: Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. In this astonishingly daring and moving novel, acclaimed author Jude Morgan recreates the story of this strange explosion of genius and uncovers the fascinating lives of this unique family.



  1. Thank you Amy.. I love a good referral. I will check it out.

  2. Thank you so much, Amy!!!

    The review took days to write because I felt compelled to at least try to do the book justice. The novel is one of those that totally humbled me because I know I could never pull off writing anything like it. I would love to hear what you think if you get a chance to read it!

  3. Off to check the review out. It is based on the authors of two of my all time favourite books! Thanks!

  4. Wow that is a huge rap Amy and one I now absolutely have to check out.
    Thanks for sharing

  5. Wow, high praise! I'm adding this one to my TBR list now.

  6. Ooooh I am seriously excited about this one. Wuthering Heights is my favorite book of all time and the Bronte sisters and the entire family just plain fascinates me. I did my senior paper on Charlotte and Emily. Definitely adding this one to the list! Thanks so much!


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