#TBT Review: The Sonnet Lover

Book Title: The Sonnet Lover

Author: Carol Goodman

Genre: Literary thriller, suspense

Published Date: June 12, 2007

Rating:  4 stars

This #TBT review was originally posted on January 6, 2008 and was read for a number of reading challenges: A to Z Titles (S);  Back to History Challenge; Book Around the World (Italy) and 101 Books in 1,001 Days.

I first discovered Carol Goodman in November 2007 and promptly read everything she had written to date with “The Sonnet Lover” being her latest, and I believe her best so far (2018 note: I have not read any more Carol Goodman books, go figure, but in getting this post ready I did put two of her more recent books on my to-be-read list on Goodreads, “River Road” and “The Widow’s House”). The author’s books can best be described as literary thrillers.

This novel takes the reader to present-day Tuscany, and I can still recall the overwhelming scent of lemons and figs from her descriptions. The college professor heroine of the novel is on a mission to unravel the mystery behind the perplexing death of one of her students while at the same time trying to find the missing sonnets by Shakespeare’s presumed Dark Lady.

I always enjoy a book when I lose track of time and get annoyed if I’m interrupted in my reading. A page turner to the very end!


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