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  • Nan Russell

My Historical Novel Favorite for April

Typically, my “fun” reads are mysteries and thrillers, followed by historical fiction. This month, my favorite was the latter - recommended by my avid reader husband, who received the novel as a gift from my brother and sister-in-law. Don’t you just love word-of-mouth for finding good books?

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett, the prequel to Pillars of the Earth, offers a glimpse into the late Dark Ages, and the difficulties of life in such turbulent, ruthless, and complicated times.

I found it a fast read, despite its length, as this epic tale, with its historical elements and intriguing characters, captivated me.

About the author - Ken Follett (


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