Book Review: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

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The Booklover’s Rating:  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I just finished reading this book by Katherine Howe and loved it!  The setting is in Massachusetts in 1991 and the late seventeenth century.  The main character, Connie, is very likeable.  She is a graduate student just about to begin research on her dissertation and this is when the story gets interesting!

Connie is asked by her mother, Grace, to go to the family’s old home in Marblehead, MA to ready the family home for sale.  Connie finds a clue that could lead to some new and exciting research – a name, “Deliverance Dane,” in an old Bible with a key.

I hope I’ve given you enough to get you interested in this book.  I throughly enjoyed it and if you are looking for a quick, east summer read by all means pick up “The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane,” by Katherine Howe.

Book Details:   Published by Voice, 384 pages, ISBN-10: 1401340903, ISBN-13: 978-1401340902

Experience the Oldest Bible

For those of you that love books (see my post “Do You Love Reading or Do You Love Books?”), there is a new book online.  The Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world according to its Website (

The Codex Sinaiticus is made up of  just over 400 large leaves of prepared animal skin and contains about half of the Old Testament and Apocrypha (the Septuagint), the whole of the New Testament, and two early Christian texts not found in modern Bibles.

I think this Website will primarily be of interest to academics, but for those of you who love books – it is worth a visit.  The Website also contains links to The British Library, the National Library of Russia, St. Catherines Monastery, and the Leipzig University Library.  Have fun with this one booklovers!

Do you judge a book by its cover?

MissingDo you often decide which book to read based on the cover?  I do!  My latest pick based on the cover is “The Missing” by Tim Gautreaux.  This book is currently on my night table and I hope to post a review soon!

I first saw this book at Costco and couldn’t wait to read it!  As my mother is a librarian, I put in my request and picked it up a couple of weeks later.

Let me know if you choose books based on the cover and if so what your most recent picks were.  I can’t wait to hear from you!