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The Hemingway Thief

Setting: Paris 1922 (Hemingway's suitcase containing a very rare manuscript is stolen) As this is taking place we have "Coop" Henry Cooper. He is introduced to the reader. He is the author of vampire romance novels. He goes into hiding in o...

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Remember the Ladies

“Remember the Ladies” by Gina L. Mulligan was quite an interesting novel. I was not prepared to be as interested as I was. I thought that this would be just another story of an orphan who wanted to be successful. Instead, I got an education...

4 Stars

The Mechanic

I was expecting a very different book from the one I read, “The Mechanic” by Alan Gold. This book was difficult for me to read because of the subject matter. It begins as Theodore Broderick’s family comes together for his funeral. Justice B...

4 Stars

A Curious Beginning - A Veronica Speedwell Mystery, #1

In A CURIOUS BEGINNING, Deanna Raybourn gives readers Veronica Speedwell, one of the most engaging and intriguing characters I’ve met in a book in a long time. She’s fiercely independent, as competent in her profession of international butt...

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A Curious Beginning - A Veronica Speedwell Mystery, #1

A Curious Beginning was in a word, magnificent! I am a big fan of Deanna Raybourn and her new character Veronica Speedwell is a delight! Top notch writing, sparkling dialogue and a surprise ending that I certainly didn't see coming. I could...

5 Stars
  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Berkley

The Last Woman Standing - A Novel of Mrs. Wyatt Earp

Thelma Adams’ "The Last Woman Standing” is an exciting glimpse into the life of a young woman embroiled in the violence and rivalries of Wild West Tombstone. Told through the eyes of Josephine (Sadie) Marcus, the woman who would become the...

4 Stars

The Marriage Recital

Welcome to London in 1794 where you will meet four fathers who are bent on finding suitable husbands, preferably with titles, for their marriageable daughters. The men hatch a plan to obtain a pianoforte with the idea of having the girls le...

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The Memory of Us

“The Memory of Us” by Camille Di Maio is the story of a girl from a family in post-war Britain beginning in 1937. The young socialite, Julianne Wescott, decided to apply to nursing school to try to make a difference and also to irritate her...

4 Stars

Radio Girls

I was anxious to read “Radio Girls” by Sarah-Jane Stratford and I was not disappointed. The novel is based on the birth and first years of the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company. This is an historical novel, but the contents depict the c...

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  • Author: Sarah Jane Stratford
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

The Girl from The Savoy

Since I was first introduced to author, Hazel Gaynor, I have enjoyed the vast detail of her novels, until now. Regrettably as much as I tried to get involved with the storyline of “The Girl from the Savory” I could not maintain a strong eno...

3 Stars

Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale

Well I was kind of disappointed with Risuko. It’s much closer to Middle Grade vs Teen YA. The first part of the book was very confusing, but it did get better. Reading about a different culture was great. So many people have done so many th...

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A Useful Woman - A Rosalind Thorne Mystery, #1

Rosalind Thorne knows how to put together a guest list and manage the social mores, her continued acceptance by polite society is based on her avoidance of even the mere rumor of dishonor. When a murder at Almack’s threatens not only Rosali...

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  • Author: Darcie Wilde
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

The Secrets of Flight

“Secrets of Flight” by Maggie Leffler was a surprise novel for me. I wasn’t enamored of the book at the beginning, but as I read further I found that I was drawn in to the story of Mary Browning. Knowing that at her age anything could happe...

4 Stars

Murder in Morningside Heights - A Gaslight Mystery, #18

The Gaslight Mystery series by Victoria Thompson, is one of the best historical mystery series out there, and it’s always a pleasure to touch base with the recurring characters I have come to know and care for. Unfortunately, this nineteent...

3 Stars
  • Author: Victoria Thompson
  • Review by: Gpangel
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

Daughter of Albion - A Novel of Ancient Britain

This book kept looking at me on the list so I decided to get it so it would leave me alone. And what I found was a take it or leave it book. The pacing of this story was pretty fast and it didn't take long to get to the end. There are no st...

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In Dublin's Fair City - Molly Murphy Mysteries

“In Dublin’s Fair City” is book number six in the Molly Murphy Series by Rhys Bowen. It is always helpful to follow the series in order because previous novels lend understanding to the current one being read. In this novel, Molly Murphy is...

4 Stars

Exile for Dreamers - A Stranje House Novel, #2

Although I do miss Georgie's POV I have to say that I did enjoy Tess's. I really love how the author sets up the next book by introducing us to the new romance. It’s PERFECT, I really can't wait to be in Jane's POV! With her witty comebacks...

5 Stars

The Edge of Dreams - Molly Murphy Mysteries

The Molly Murphy Mystery series by Rhys Bowen is one of my favorites. This series blends the history of a by-gone era with the tenacity of a young woman as she gets herself into all kinds of trouble. In “The Edge of Dreams”, someone is comm...

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The Midwife and the Assassin - The Midwife's Tale

I haven't read any of the other books in “The Midwife's Tale” series, but this book was quite good. The author wrote a fascinating fiction novel about a midwife and her life during the English war. The midwife has a murder to solve in order...

4 Stars

Sword of Destiny - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Excellent story from beginning to end! Hill outdoes himself in his translation of descriptive action passages and in depth character developments. His translation makes this story of Chinese historical culture a must read! This novel is bas...

5 Stars

Miriam - A Treasures of the Nile Novel, #2

I want to start this review by saying that I read book 1 in this series and I retained more information from it then I ever did from school or catechism. I in fact did not remember much of the old-testament at all and really enjoyed how the...

5 Stars

The Eloquence of the Dead

SETTING: Dubin, 1887 This is Book Two in the Joe Swallow Series. The books don't have to be read in sequence. Sargent Joe Swallow hasn't had a promotion in a long time and isn't very happy, especially since he is the best they have. Now he'...

3 Stars

Speakers of the Dead - Walt Whitman Mysteries

This novel is a historical fiction taking place back in 1843 in New York City. The main character, Walt Whitman, a journalist, gets involved in a mystery involving dissections of the dead. Back in 1843, a rarity has just been founded, a med...

3 Stars
  • Author: J. Aaron Sanders
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Plume

The Midnight Watch - A Novel of the Titanic and the Californian

This is the author's debut novel. This isn't your regular Titanic story. The author doesn't go there until the end of the story. That way you didn't go through the sinking and that awful night so many died. The Titanic was sinking and the S...

4 Stars

Warriors of the Storm - Saxon Tales

Although the names of the characters may be a challenge to pronounce while the setting and time period are far back in history, the ongoing saga of Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Tales series continues to hold its audience and draw new readers. T...

4 Stars

Promised to the Crown - Daughters of New France, #1

Aimie K. Runyan has written a wonderful debut novel about the early settlers in Quebec, Canada. “Promised to the Crown” tells the story of three young ladies who have been selected, due to different circumstances, to travel to Canada to be...

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Masks and Shadows

Masks and Shadows is a wonderful historical story with a hint of magic. It is definitely one for the lover of historical / classics. If you love dramatic love affairs, mystery secret societies, and amazing lavish descriptions then this book...

4 Stars

Lost Among the Living

I normally do not enjoy ghost stories of any kind, so when I received “Lost Among the Living” by Simone St. James from www.NightOwlReviews.com I was a bit skeptical that I would enjoy reading it. I was very surprised because almost from the...

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  • Author: Simone St. James
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

The Tsarina's Legacy

OMG, this book is an amazing legacy in The Tsarina's Legacy! This book is one that I'm sure will be a classic in years to come as it will be one that you WILL remember for years after you read it. The author did an amazing job creating a fi...

5 Stars

The Vatican Princess - A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia

C. W. Gortner always delivers a well-written and well-researched novel about historical figures and “The Vatican Princess” proves another success. Looking at the often maligned Lucrezia Borgia, Gortner delves into the history of this young...

5 Stars

A Hard, Cruel Shore - Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

With “A Hard, Cruel Shore” Dewey Lambdin continues Captain Alan Lewrie’s ongoing Naval adventures. After helping remove the army from Corunna, Lewrie’s ship, HMS Sapphire, suffers damage from lightning. With some smooth talking he is able t...

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The Smell of Other People's Houses

This was an awesome little book that will grab you from the moment you read the title. I haven't seen or read a lot of books that have the setting of Alaska so this was a nice change of pace. This one has multi POVS but don't worry you won'...

5 Stars

The Return of the Witch

Paula Brackston's writing is so beautiful it will have you spellbound all on its own. However, the story line which involves time travel, magic, and a pinch of mystery will also make you want to keep reading. This is the second book in the...

4 Stars

A Taste for Nightshade

A Taste for Nightshade by Martine Bailey is one of the most interesting historical fiction books I’ve ever read. Set in 1787 Manchester, it follows the stories of two very different young women. This was dark and intriguing, filled with dam...

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Fall of Poppies - Stories of Love and the Great War

I had uncommonly high expectations prior to reading this account of the Great War. I consider myself a devoted reader to authors such as Hazel Gaynor and Lauren Willig and so I knew the storyline was something that I wanted to analysis. Tru...

3 Stars
  • Authors: Heather Webber, Hazel Gaynor, Beatriz Williams, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Lauren Willig, Marci Jefferson
  • Review by: LWynters
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Daughter of Sand and Stone

Daughter of Sand and Stone by Libbie Hawker is beautifully written. It's a wonderful read. Reading this book was a few hours of awesomeness. I think that my time was well spent. I love every minute of the story. I love the names of the char...

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A Daring Sacrifice

I was super happy to find to A Daring Sacrifice on my list. So first off this is not really a book two. It’s a companion to book one, An Uncertain Choice. So if you haven't read book one don't worry about it, you won't be lost. That being s...

5 Stars

Luther and Katharina - A Novel of Love and Rebellion

Martin Luther started a fire that burned through the church during the sixteenth century. Monks left monasteries and nun fled abbeys, with the conviction that life in the church did not guarantee salvation. Katharina von Bora is one of thos...

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The Yearbook

The Yearbook, by Carol Masciola, is an intriguing book. Lola Lundy is a fabulous character who all can relate to. She wants a place to fit in and finds it, in the past. The description of a past visit draws one in and holds you. Each and ev...

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These Shallow Graves

THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnelly is shrouded in mystery and deception. If you think you know what's happening, you're very wrong. Jo Montfort comes from a privileged, upper class family. She enjoys writing interesting stories like...

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  • Author: Jennifer Donnelly
  • Review by: Sarah Dizon
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Young Adult, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press

Twenty-One Heroes

Twenty-One Heroes is a pretty fast read. It’s a great book for teens to get interested in the Revolutionary War time period. Reading this made me want to look up a ton of stuff that was in this book, especially Dr. Joseph Warren. The charac...

4 Stars

Platinum Doll

This book is about one of the iconic stars of Hollywood. The setting is the Roaring Twenties. Harlean Carpenter McGrew is only a mere 17 years old when she runs off Beverly Hills with her rich husband. She has everything a girl could want,...

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The Secret Life of Anna Blanc

Jennifer Kincheloe’s THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC is a wonderful debut historical mystery with an amateur sleuth protagonist who is completely unforgettable. Anna is a rebellious turn of the century woman who will appeal to the modern read...

4 Stars

Kings and Emperors - Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

In “Kings and Emperors” by Dewey Lambin, Lewrie is still stuck in Gibraltar, forced to mind-blowingly boring duty. Captain Alan Lewrie despairs of ever seeing any action for himself and the crew of the HMS Sapphire. But when Spain rebels ag...

4 Stars

Médicis Daughter - A Novel of Marguerite de Valois

If you have ever wondered what life was like in Renaissance France, then check out the historical novel Medicis Daughter by Sophie Perinot. This novel takes you into the life of the royal family of France – that is, Catherine de Medicis, ot...

5 Stars

Away in a Manger - Molly Murphy Mysteries, #15

Rhys Bowen’s Molly Murphy Mystery Series books can always be counted on to provide an interesting story. “Away in a Manger” is no exception. I love Ms. Bowen’s style of writing. It is descriptive, entertaining and humorous. I enjoy peeking...

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The Scent of Secrets - Clara Vine, #3

“The Scent of Secrets” by Jane Thynne was a book that I label “a keeper”. Not only is the novel’s plot in my favorite genre, a World War II historical theme, but it is expertly written to bring out the characters’ innermost strengths and we...

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Hester on the Run - Hester’s Hunt for Home, #1

“Hester on the Run” by Linda Byler was an Amish novel with a different twist. This book was set in Pennsylvania in the 1700’s, earlier than most Amish stories that I’ve previously read. The story about a Lanape baby foundling taken in by a...

4 Stars
  • Author: Linda Byler
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Amish, Historical Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
  • Publisher: Good Books

Christmas Bells

I was so excited to be able to review “Christmas Bells” by Jennifer Chiaverini. I have always been impressed with Ms. Chiaverini’s writing because of wonderful plots, developed characters and descriptive prose. However, this book left me wa...

3 Stars
  • Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult

The Day of Atonement

Sebastian Raposa, at the young age of 13 is alone in Portugal. His parents have been put in prison by a priest, the Inquisitor, for crimes that they had nothing to do with. One of his father's friends helps him get out of Portugal and go to...

4 Stars

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