I’m having a hard time putting my thoughts down about this series, short of a listing of every positive adjective that I may bring to mind.
With each addition to the series, I’m drawn even deeper into this complex mixture of awe and empowerment that each novel inspires in me. The level of attention to detail that goes into this series is very evident within the work itself, but it’s even more apparent to anyone who has taken a moment to read through the Authors Notes.
I’m always very hesitant about reading historical novels of any kind because I find that if they are not handled in the right way then I struggle to enjoy the novel fully.
This could not be further from the case here. I can honestly say that not only does McShane create and incredibly immersive and believable world for the reader, but she creates one that I can honestly say I would accept as my own sooner that I would the past that it is built upon.
I am obsessed with this series and absolutely cannot wait for the fourth book, which if I recall correctly, may be arriving sometime this year!
And I haven’t even addressed how empowering the ladies of this series are! Honestly some of my favourite protagonists to date!
I cannot recommend this series enough!
The only possible faults I can even think of are
1. That there isn’t yet more to enjoy (although thankfully I have the rest of McShane’s books to read)
2. The slight awkwardness of finding yourself struggling to remember modern dialect when you’ve read all three novels back to back over the course of a week.
This has really set the standard for any books I might read this year.