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Lady of the Eternal City - Empress of Rome

I took Latin in high school and really love when an author is able to write a story that is both accurate and entertaining. You get those elements in this stunning historical fiction novel. The city of Rome is definitely a place that a lot...

5 Stars

Death At Wentwater Court - Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, #1

“Death at Wentwater Court” is a re-release of Carola Dunn’s first Daisy Dalrymple mystery. I’d never picked up one of Dunn’s books before but this was very enjoyable read. The cover is beautiful, with a textured cover, promising a book that...

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From the Charred Remains - Lucy Campion Mysteries

I really didn't care for From the Charred Remains. The crimes were intriguing, but the characters were dull except for one. The one good one was Francis Clifford who came into the scene towards the end of the book. I felt that there were to...

3 Stars

The Alchemist's Daughter - Bianca Goddard Mysteries

The Alchemist Daughter is a very unique historical mystery set late in Henry the VIII's reign. This story focuses on the common person in London's underbelly as opposed to the aristocrats we see featured so often in historical fiction. Bian...

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A King's Ransom

With “The King’s Ransom”, Sharon Penman continues the fascinating story of Richard I, picking up with his travels home from the Crusades. After a long and bloody fight trying to regain Jerusalem, Richard is finally making his way home. But...

5 Stars

The Dream Lover

Elizabeth Berg's "The Dream Lover" is a rare jewel of historical fiction that brought new life to the story of a courageous woman and her survival in a man's world. Without a doubt, this book was one of my more anticipated reads of the new...

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American Reckoning - The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

Christian G. Appy, author of the oral history of the Vietnam War Patriots is now examining the way the Vietnam War changed individuals and the nation as a whole. The author goes through the war's realities and myths; demonstrating how it ha...

4 Stars

The King's Marauder - Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Dewey Lambdin has been one of my husband’s favorite nautical writers for years. I’d read his first book and was interested in seeing how book twenty would measure up. “The King’s Marauder” was a solid read, through and through. There was en...

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The Bookseller

Cynthia Swanson builds the premise of this intriguing novel around the “what if?” question that we sometimes ask ourselves. In other words, what would our lives have been like if we made a different choice when we came to a crossroad in our...

4 Stars

Master of Plagues - A Nicolas Lenoir Novel, #2

Plague has come to the city and it doesn’t appear to have come naturally. Horrible in its affects, it becomes clear that someone has deliberately spread this illness through the populace. Time is not on Inspector Lenoir and his partner Serg...

4 Stars
  • Author: E.L. Tettensor
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Supernatural, * Fantasy, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: ROC

An Appetite for Violets

Martine Bailey’s AN APPETITE FOR VIOLETS is a fascinating and enjoyable literary adventure that involves mystery, passion, and culinary details that make the story even richer. Though the novel features a colorful cast of characters and the...

4 Stars

Mademoiselle Chanel

Gabriel Chanel and her siblings end up in an orphanage after their mother dies. The Nuns help Gabrielle's wonderful sewing ability. This talent would take the young willful woman into a life far from the terrible childhood she lived. She ch...

4 Stars

An Uncertain Choice

Although this book was really good. The ending was very lacking. I wish it had more closure. I understand that this is a book one. But it would have been nice to have it wrapped up in the end. I saw another review that says that you should...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jody Hedlund
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, * Romance: Inspirational, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Scent of Triumph - A Novel of Perfume and Passion

For a newcomer I thoroughly applaud Moran for breathing life back into the world of historical novels. For the longest time I have thought the genre was fading into the backdrop of tiresome plots. So when I read Scent of Triumph I finally f...

5 Stars

Murder in the Queen's Garden - An Elizabethan Mystery, #3

This is the third book in the Elizabethan Mystery series and the first book in the series that I’ve read. I love historical mysteries and this one was great. It's sort of different than normal cozy mystery reads. Murder in the Queen's Garde...

4 Stars
  • Author: Amanda Carmack
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Signet

The Eighth Guardian - Annum Guard Book, #1

I had a hard time reading The Eighth Guardian. While the story concept was great the actual story telling was not for me. I want a book that catches my attention within the first 50 to 100 pages and unfortunately with every chapter that I r...

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  • Author: Meredith McCardle
  • Review by: ErinP
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Skyscape

Secret of a Thousand Beauties

Setting: China 1930's Ms. Mingmei Yip immediately starts out with Spring Swallow's desire for happiness. The author appears to be a very good storyteller. She helps the reader with the customs, culture and traditions, that may be unfamiliar...

4 Stars

A Memory of Violets - A Novel of London's Flower Sellers

A beautiful, heart-rending and alluring read; I completely fell in love with A Memory of Violets. I had a good feeling that I was going to enjoy the story when I first picked this book for a review. Yet I didn't expect to fall in love with...

5 Stars

Blackout - Annum Guard Book, #2

I thought Blackout was book one to the Annum Guard series and then found out that it was book two. I have since ordered book one. Oh my God, this book was so good! Even without reading book one I wasn’t too lost. A friend had read book one,...

5 Stars

The Secret of Magic

Deborah Johnson wrote a book that brings history into the open. The Secret of Magic is a novel in which black and white children played in a magical forest. As a child, the main character Regina was captivated with the book. At that time, t...

4 Stars
  • Author: Deborah Johnson
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Action / Thriller, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Berkley

The Tiger Queens - The Women of Genghis Khan

Stephanie Thornton’s newest book, “The Tiger Queens”, proves why she is a master of historical fiction. Genghis Khan is known for changing the face of the world, but it was the women in his life that made it possible. From his wives, to his...

5 Stars
  • Author: Stephanie Thornton
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

13 - Tallent & Lowery, #1

I unequivocally feel that this Tallent & Lowery 13 story is one of the best suspense, adventure books I’ve read in quite some time. I was immediately immersed into Gareth Lowery’s search for the twelve hidden keys that supposedly opened the...

5 Stars

The Hero's Companion - Tallent & Lowery, #3

In book three of this series, we find Leah Tallent and her boyfriend, Gareth Lowery, called upon to find some answers as to why her father, David, has been suddenly abducted. As Leah and Gareth arrive at the Tallent residence in Litchfield...

5 Stars

The Charlatan's Crown - Tallent & Lowery, #4

When Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery make it into a castle that used to be run by Hitler, they are amazed to find out information they would never know otherwise. These two must face many perilous situations, as they always do, in order to m...

5 Stars

The Conspiracy of Us

I don't know where to start on this one. It was up in the air for me, at points I really loved this one and at points I was left feeling confused and other points I felt like this story shouldn't end to feeling like it couldn't get over qui...

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  • Author: Maggie Hall
  • Review by: ErinP
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Debut Title, Historical Fiction, * Romance: Historical, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Silverblind - Ironskin, #3

Throughout the Ironskin books I have loved Jane the most. Dorie shines with her fey magic and THIS is what I wish the other two books would have had! This one is a world wind of story, action, and magic and does a great job for ending this...

4 Stars

Land of Dreams

This third book in a trilogy following Ellie Hogan, an Irish immigrant. It can be read without having read the previous two books. This books takes place during WWII and many of the situations reflect that but it also is set against the daw...

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Mrs. Lincoln's Rival

I have been reading novels by Jennifer Chiaverini for many years, including all of her Elm Creek Quilt series. I recently read “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” and was captivated by it. This latest novel, “Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival” is as wonderful a...

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  • Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Plume

Juliet's Nurse

When Angelica loses her infant, she becomes the wet-nurse for Juliet Cappelletti. Juliet is a very privileged baby girl. She’s doted on by her nurse, but ignored by her mother. As she grows older, Angelica can’t help but notice something st...

4 Stars

The Lodger

The Lodger by Louisa Treger is a fictionalized look at Dorothy Richardson’s relationship with H.G. Wells, also know as Bertie. Dorothy was a childhood friend of Wells’ second wife, but during visits to their homes, a passion grew between he...

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The Agincourt Bride

Guillamette, after losing her first child at birth, become a wet nurse for the children of Charles VI of France. His court is held by a regent, due to the king’s fits of madness, but with the lack of supervision, the royal children suffer....

5 Stars

Wouldn't It Be Deadly - An Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery, #1

After a much too long wait, Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins are back! Eliza is working at making a new life for herself after Henry Higgins’ tutelage, and that means teaming up with his main rival, Emil Nepommuck. After Henry angrily conf...

5 Stars
  • Author: D. E. Ireland
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books

Kinslayer - The Lotus War Trilogy, #2

Kinslayer for the most part was boring. I nearly didn't make it through book one and well this one was no better. I experienced off the wall names and things that I couldn't pronounce let alone understand what it was. I just ended up having...

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Enchantress - A Novel of Rav Hisda's Daughter

Ever been in love with more than one guy to the point where you couldn’t decide which one to marry so you chose both? Ever felt like you’ve been cursed? Are you interested in Torah? The main character Hisdadukh is and believes she has reaso...

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Color Song - A Passion Blue Novel, #2

Do you ever get tired of Gender roles? Ever say I want to do this but can’t because of my gender? Well this book can give you the courage you may need to do something about it. Color Song is about one girl whose only wish is to paint and sh...

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  • Author: Victoria Strauss
  • Review by: ShaniquaHarris
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Historical Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Skyscape

Gutenberg's Apprentice

You may have heard of Johann Gutenberg, his printing innovations and famous Bible, but this piece of historical fiction sheds lights on two other men who were as much a part of the story as the volatile German himself. In “Gutenberg’s Appre...

4 Stars

Letters from Skye

“Letters from Skye” by Jessica Brockmole was a beautifully written love story. It takes place in the form of letters between an American and a woman, a poet actually, who lives on the island of Skye. The story begins innocently when the Ame...

4 Stars

The Darkest Hour

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like if the Nazis had won the Second World War? What if they had invaded England and continued their reign of terror, especially focusing on the Jewish population? “The Darkest Hour” by Tony Sc...

4 Stars

Life Behind the Wall - Candy Bombers, Beetle Bunker, and Smuggler's Treasure

Have you ever wanted to know how it felt to be a teenager growing up in Berlin…after Hitler killed himself? What about during the time when the wall was just built? Or even when it finally opened the borders to everyone? If so I recommend y...

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Wanted: Dead or In Love

Wanted: Dead or In Love was a great and fast read! I couldn't put it down. I jumped at the chance to read a teen paranormal version of Bonnie and Clyde. I am not a fanatic ha-ha, but I loved the movie that was out a few months ago. So when...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kym Brunner
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Romantic Elements, Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Merit Press

The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh - Watt O'Hugh, #1

Do you believe in Ghosts? One person does and his name is Watt O'Hugh the third. If you join him in his adventures you might just believe in ghosts too. The Ghost of Watt O'Hugh is the biography of a dying man and his wish to leave you with...

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Watt O'Hugh Underground - Watt O'Hugh, #2

Our Wild West hero is back. Did you miss him? I know I did. This is the second book in what is turning out to be a potentially good series. I would like to thank the author, Steven S. Drachmann, for providing me a great read. I hope I do it...

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The Sharp Hook of Love

One of the greatest love stories ever told Jones intertwines a compelling story of soulful romance, sorrow, loss and even tragedy within the boundaries of her novel, The Sharp Hook of Love. When I first became aware of this book I noticed h...

5 Stars

Broken

Alia is a fun loving woman with a taste for beauty in all of its forms. Art, music, poetry and the human body top her list. She is a fallen angel who seems to flow gracefully and sensually through 1940's Paris. She is enjoying life and love...

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The Lightkeeper's Wife

When I selected The Lightkeeper's Wife for review I was immediately drawn to everything about this novel. The design of the cover, the synopsis and the chosen writing flow of the author herself drew me in. What I think stands out to me the...

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People of the Morning Star - North America's Forgotten Past

Having read some of W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear’s previous books, I was intrigued to start their newest book, “People of the Morning Star”. Covering the tribes living in what is now known as the Cahokia Mounds, the book is set...

4 Stars

The Devil in the Marshalsea

Tom Hawkins lives in 1727 London, fleeing his father’s expectations that he follow a career path in the church. Tom prefers a more sin-based life filled with games of chance, liquor, and women, not necessarily in that order. When Tom is sen...

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  • Author: Antonia Hodgson
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Debut Title, Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Mariner Books

P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows

This Wild West story is very entertaining. It is very well-written and hooks readers because you never know what P.K. will get into next. Everybody knows that P.K. Pinkerton is a good detective, but only a few seem to know his big secret. A...

4 Stars
  • Author: Caroline Lawrence
  • Review by: TrinaC
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Historical Fiction, Kids: Middle Grade, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

The Secrets of the Notebook - A Woman's Quest to Uncover Her Royal Family Secret

In “The Secrets of the Notebook”, Eve Haas has chronicled her search to uncover her great, great grandmother Emilie’s romance and marriage to Prince August of Prussia, a member of the Hohenzollern ruling family. She is really trying to dete...

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The Copernicus Legacy - The Serpent's Curse, #2

I love this book! I started The Copernicus Legacy as soon as I finished book one. It was 1am in the morning, but I had to go continue the series. I devoured both the first and second books. I can hardly wait to get the next one. The Coperni...

5 Stars

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