The Crimson Ribbon, by Katherine Clements

Title: The Crimson Ribbon
Author:
Katherine Clements
Publisher: 
Headline Review
First publication date: March 27th 2014
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781472204196
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4/5
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Synopsis

England 1646. The Civil War is raging and society turned upside down.

What should be a rare moment of blessing for the town of Ely takes a brutal turn and Ruth Flowers is left with little choice but to flee the household of Oliver Cromwell, the only home she has ever known. On the road to London, Ruth sparks an uneasy alliance with a deserting soldier, the battle-scarred and troubled Joseph. But when she reaches the city, it’s in the Poole household that she finds refuge.

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Angel on the Ropes, by Jill Shultz

Title: Angel on the Ropes
Author:
Jill Shultz
Publisher: 
Jill Shultz
Release date: June 1st 2013
Pages: 287
ISBN: 0984889221
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 2/5
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Synopsis

An incomparable trapeze artist who lives to fly is about to hit the ground—hard. 

Amandine Sand walks a high wire between two lives—hobbled by a life-threatening secret. She’s a leopard, one of the spotted humans wrongly accused of being a plague carrier. Leopards like her are hunted by zealots to protect their offworld colony from the scourge. Despite this threat, Amandine spends her days guiding other leopards to an underground shelter run by the pacifist Seekers. At night, with her own spots hidden, she takes to the air, the one place this extraordinary artist feels free and gloriously alive.

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