Monday, July 7, 2014

Book Review: "The Bone Church" by Victoria Dougherty (Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour)

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Guys I'm so excited about this book I'm wiggling in my seat like a 5 year old about to get a pudding pop. Or 28 year old Wesley about to get a pudding pop. Whatever, the point is I'm excited about this book. When I was contacted about being on this tour I said yes right away. I mean Prague, WWII espionage, and the fact that Victoria is lady for All Lady July? Get that e-book on my Kindle with much haste.

Felix and Magdalena are in love, basically have been since forever. To say there is complications would be putting it mildly. Felix is a star hockey player for the country team and Magdalena has been in hiding because she's partially Jewish. Due to a tragic murder,Magdalena's hiding space is compromised and she has to go on the run. They find allies in unexpected places who try to help them, but there are also forces working against them, and Felix's celebrity doesn't always work to the couple's advantage.There's swarmy characters, the Catholic church, an assassination attempt, gypsies, a horrifying train ride, people living in teepees, scary hit men, secret beer, some very close calls, and a scene at a party that seems very Quentin Tarantino-esque (in a good way!)

There's also a little bit of a supernatural flavor to the story but it only comes in occasionally. To be honest, I don't know if it's something supernatural or the result of too many blows to the head. But that makes it part of the fun.

There's also a religious art heist concerning this handsome fella...he's important to the story, so don't think that because I just tossed him in at the last doesn't mean he's important.He's a central thread that runs throughout the story.

This statute has nicer clothes than I do.

I really enjoyed this book, though as I said before I was biased due to the fact that I loved the setting, the time period interests me, etc. AND as a bonus I got tips for my trip to Prague next year. Awesome! I was a little sad because the character who I liked the most dies. But first rule of WWII fiction is don't get attached to anyone! I give it 4 out of 5 stars!


  1. Thanks so much for your wonderful review! I'm so, so glad you liked The Bone Church!

    1. Thanks for writing such an entertaining book! :)

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    1. It is! And it's faced paced too, so it's an exciting read.

  3. Mmmm pudding pops. I think I'm going to have to check this book out, it sounds right up my alley!

    1. I know sounds good right? (Actually Bastille Days is going on right down from my office, so I want some crepes instead of a pudding pop, but still)


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