Mata Hari’s Last Dance is the latest historical fiction novel from Michelle Moran. Find out why I plan to be more selective about Moran’s novels in the future.
Author: Michelle Moran
I’m not quite sure how I stumbled upon Michelle Moran so many years ago. I do know that I devoured Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen. Cleopatra’s Daughter nearly made me miss my flight to Philadelphia from Detroit I was so wrapped up in reading the ending. When Touchstone approved my NetGalley request (I don’t make many), I had to hold back my shouts and squeals of joy. I couldn’t believe my luck. After only a few pages, I knew that I was in for wild, rich ride through Indian history. It didn’t take long for me fall in love with Sita. She’s my new book bff. Intelligent, beautiful, literate, strong, a fighter—she’s everything I want in a heroine. And for once, men don’t muddy the plot. The story is about Sita’s fight for her independence as well as India’s. It was refreshing to spend 300 pages with a group of women so devoted to their cause (the protection of the rani) and not have them tripping over each other trying to please the men. They did what they needed to do to guarantee their job was done and that India was defended. Moran does an excellent job of painting Sita’s […]