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Anne Brooke: fiction writer

Contemporary gay romance and fantasy writer. Also loves flowers and bakes the occasional cake. Sometimes they're edible ...

Daughters of Jerusalem by Charlotte Mendelson

Daughters of Jerusalem - Charlotte Mendelson

A fabulous literary novel about an academically-minded family just about to enter freefall and implode entirely. I loved it. The characters are fabulous, and I was gripped by both adults and children, and their intricate stories.


The writing is that perfect balance between poetry and tension, and I couldn't put it down. All this plus the joys and agonies of Oxford University life. Bliss indeed. And the ending is wonderfully and believably redemptive. Thoroughly recommended.