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Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Nancy Horan
The Word Exchange
Alena Graedon
The Invention of Wings: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)
Sue Monk Kidd
The Lady And The Unicorn
Tracy Chevalier
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Mrs. Hemingway
Naomi Wood
Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver
The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins, Matthew Sweet
A.S. Byatt
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Robin Buss
While Beauty Slept - Elizabeth  Blackwell
 I quite enjoyed the book, even if I didn't see elements of Sleeping Beauty within the book (after reading some reviews of the book through Goodreads, I do realize that I did miss them, even though some of them were quite clear as day and it probably doesn't help that I am not as familiar with the story of Sleeping Beauty, as I am with Snow White and Cinderella).
I really like Elise's storyline and was drawn into it more than those of the aristocrats, but for some reason I struggled with the book, even though it took me five days to read it from start to finish; clearly there was some sort of pull with the story that allowed me to be drawn into the story and complete it.
Source: http://jaynesbooks.blogspot.ca/2014/08/while-beauty-slept-elizabeth-blackwell.html