➪ The Devlin Diary (Claire Donovan #2) Read ➲ Author Christi Phillips – Ladybooks.us

The Devlin Diary (Claire Donovan #2) From The Acclaimed Author Of The Rossetti Letter Comes A Dazzling Novel Of Intrigue, Passion, And Royal Secrets That Shifts Tantalizingly Between Restoration Era London And Present Day CambridgeLondon, 1672 The Past Twelve Years Have Brought Momentous Changes The Restoration Of The Monarchy, A Devastating Plague And Fire Yet The City Remains A Teeming, Thriving Metropolis, Energized By The Lusty Decadence Of Charles II S Court And Burgeoning Scientific Inquiry Although Women Enjoy Greater Freedom, They Are Not Allowed To Practice Medicine, A Restriction That Physician Hannah Devlin Evades By Treating Patients That Most Other Doctors Shun The City S PoorBut Hannah Has A Special Knowledge That Secretary Of State Lord Arlington Desperately Needs At The King S Machiavellian Court, Hannah Attracts The Attention Of Two Men, Charming Courtier Ralph Montagu And Anatomist Dr Edward Strathern, As Well As The Attention Of The Powerful College Of Physicians, Which Views Her Work As Criminal When Two Influential Courtiers Are Found Brutally Murdered, Their Bodies Inscribed With Arcane Symbols, Hannah Is Drawn Into A Dangerous Investigation By Dr Strathern, Who Believes The Murders Conceal A Far Reaching Conspiracy That May Include Hannah S Late Father And The King HimselfCambridge, 2008 Teaching History At Trinity College Is Claire Donovan S Dream Come True Until One Of Her Colleagues Is Found Dead On The Banks Of The River Cam The Only Key To The Professor S Unsolved Murder Is A Seventeenthcentury Diary Kept By His Last Research Subject, Hannah Devlin, Physician To The King S Mistress With Help From The Eclectic Collections Of Cambridge S Renowned Libraries, Claire And Historian Andrew Kent Follow The Clues Devlin Left Behind, Uncovering Secrets Of London S Dark Past And Cambridge S Equally Murky Present, And Discovering That Events Of Three Hundred Years Ago May Still Have Consequences TodayA Suspenseful And Richly Satisfying Tale Brimming With Sharply Observed Historical Detail, The Devlin Diary Brings Past And Present To Vivid Life With Wit And Grace, Christi Phillips Holds Readers Spellbound With An Extraordinary Novel Of Secrets, Obsession, And The Haunting Power Of The Past.

➪ The Devlin Diary (Claire Donovan #2)  Read ➲ Author Christi Phillips – Ladybooks.us
  • Hardcover
  • 427 pages
  • The Devlin Diary (Claire Donovan #2)
  • Christi Phillips
  • English
  • 20 May 2018
  • 1416527397

    10 thoughts on “➪ The Devlin Diary (Claire Donovan #2) Read ➲ Author Christi Phillips – Ladybooks.us


  1. says:

    What a disappointment I completely expected this book to be a formulaic, light read, and therefore read it for entertainment distraction purposes whenever I could squeeze a few minutes in during an 80 hour work week.This book is terrible I hated that it was written in the present tense even the historical part There were too many characters that weren t worth keeping track of The author really should have kept the story tighter and eliminated them There were huge sections that I started s What a disappointment I completely expected this book to be a formulaic, light read, and therefore read it for entertainment distraction purposes whenever I could squeeze a few minutes in during an 80 hour work week.This book is terrible I hated that it was written in the present tense even the historical part There were too many characters that weren t worth keeping track of The author really should have kept the story tighter and eliminated them There were huge sections that I started skimming for...


  2. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book which takes place in the 1700 s and the present I really like books that take a mystery from the past and solve it in the present.


  3. says:

    Fantastic historical fiction story Two different centuries, two strong, clever female protagonists, two murders, and two hot beds of political intrigue Whatcould a reader ask for London, 1672 Hannah Devlin is a woman doctor in a time when women cannot legally practice medicine But since she mainly treats the poor and indigent, nobody gives her any trouble Until, that is the King s Secretary of State forces Hannah to come to Court and use some special knowledge she alone possesses.Th Fantastic historical fiction story Two different centuries, two strong, clever female protagonists, two murders, and two hot beds of political intrigue Whatcould a reader ask for London, 1672 Hannah Devlin is a woman doctor in a time when women cannot legally practice medicine But since she mainly treats the poor and indigent, nobody gives her any trouble Until, that is the King s Secretary of State forces Hannah to come to Court and use some special knowledge she alone possesses.This thrusts Hannah into the vicious Machiavellian political battles the rage in the King s circle And when highly placed courtiers start showing up brutally murdered and mutilated, Hannah becomes reluctantly involved in the investigations She just hopes to avoid landing herself introuble than she can handle Cambridge, 2008 Claire Donovan has dreamed of teaching at Trinity College, and she has somehow managed to make it happen With the handsome Fellow of the college as her friend and sponsor, Claire is thrilled.But she so...


  4. says:

    I just finished this book this morning and I have learned a lot about my own reading habits from this plot I seem to read an AWFUL LOT of historical fiction if I hadn t categorized so many titles, I probably would not have noticed this fact , most frequently BRITISH I also seem to enjoy parallel time periods someone doing scholarship or stumbling upon a mystery in present day, only to find correlations to something in the past Needless to say, I am going to have to investigate this author s I just finished this book this morning and I have learned a lot about my own reading habits from this plot I seem to read an AWFUL LOT of historical fiction if I hadn t categorized so many titles, I probably would not have noticed this fact , most frequently BRITISH I also seem to enjoy parallel time periods someone doing scholarship or stumbling upon a mystery in present day, only to find correlations to something in the past Needless to say, I am going to have to investigate this author s previous book The Rosetti Letter The present day finds us following American Claire in her new surroundings at Cambridge, learning how to be an educator at a British university and the intrigues that surround the college There is a murder of a colleague which increases the mystery surrounding a diary she stumbled upon in the Wren Library how how I would LOVE to go that library someday The diary describes the life of it...


  5. says:

    The story is told through parallel story lines, one set in the 1670s and the other in the present day I ve discovered that I prefer historical fiction told straight without the back and forth to the present, and the reason is simplethe characters I like from the past are already dead Their stories are over even as you are discovering them The Devlin Diary started off at a good clip, featuring, of course, a strong willed and ahead of her time female physician named Hannah Devlin The writin The story is told through parallel story lines, one set in the 1670s and the other in the present day I ve discovered that I prefer historical fiction told straight without the back and forth to the present, and the reason is simplethe characters I like from the past are already dead Their stories are over even as you are discovering them The Devlin Diary started off at a good clip, featuring, of course, a strong willed and ahead of her time female physician named Hannah Devlin The writing falters as soon as the modern character, Claire, enters the mix She s just not as interesting as Hannah, nor is the author s writing as rich or interesting when ...


  6. says:

    I definitely enjoyed reading this book enough to seek out Christi Phillips earlier book, The Rosetti Letter The Devlin Diary had a number of interesting aspects the dual time frames, alternating between intrigue in Restoration England and modern day academia in Cambridge an interesting and somewhat flawed main character in Hannah Devlin, working as a physician at ...


  7. says:

    Another good read by Christi Phillips Claire Donovan returns in this novel to Trinity College in England This time she will be uncovering mysteries within the college and within the court of King Charles II, both full of intrigue, jealousies and murder The 17th century heroine is Hannah Devlin, a woman physician hired to treat the king s mistress and while doing t...


  8. says:

    Phillips book again is just okay Not good, not bad I read the Rossetti Letter and the Devlin Diary back to back and I enjoyed the idea of both of them Modern day historian solving past mysteries with the story being told from both perspectives but neither novel was mind blowing I will say that I liked this one better than the one set in Venice however.I am glad that we got some type of closure on Andrew and Claire s relationship as it doesn t seem as if Phillip s will be continuing to wri Phillips book again is just okay Not good, not bad I read the Rossetti Letter and the Devlin Diary back to back and I enjoyed the idea of both of them Modern day historian solving past mysteries with the story being told f...


  9. says:

    a page turner for me


  10. says:

    SO GOOD I enjoy every second of my time reading this book, Christi Phillips could make a boring history become a suspense yet cute story in this book I love her first book,The Rossetti Letter and i love this book evenWhy you not write another book Mrs Christi Phillips We needstory like this

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