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American Blonde

American Blonde is a wonderful novel. It’s fast paced and you just can't stop reading it. Readers will keep turning the pages. The characters keep you interested and moving along. There’s not a boring moment within these pages. I’m happy to...

5 Stars

A Secret Woman

Reading A Secret Woman was pure heaven. The author wrote as a poet. The language, the phrases and the imagery were wonderful. The author gives us a strong lead character. Louise Terry is that character. She is with it, funny, and yet down t...

5 Stars

A Triple Knot

Every time I pick up a novel by Emma Campion, I know I will be in for a treat and A Triple Knot is no exception. Filled with description, vivid imagery, and a flowing plotline A Triple Knot should be on everyone’s to be read list. Half hist...

4 Stars

Silence for the Dead

With forged documents in hand, Kitty Weekes has decided to play the part of a nurse and join the nursing staff at Portis House, a remote mansion-turned-asylum. Although the Matron knows Kitty has forged the reference letter and she’s lying...

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

The Boleyn Reckoning - Anne Boleyn Trilogy, #3

I was intrigued by the fact that this novel offered an alternative history. It was sort of a ‘what if’ novel. What if Anne Boleyn was able to give King Henry VIII a son? Premise sounds good right? Would the Tudor era have went differently i...

3 Stars

Cavendon Hall - Cavendon Hall, #1

“Cavendon Hall” by Barbara Taylor Bradford is a novel of the aristocratic Ingham family and the Swann family members who have served them for centuries. The Earl of Mowbray, Charles Ingham and his family, wife Felicity, daughters Deirdre, D...

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Maplecroft - The Borden Dispatches, #1

Maplecroft is written from various points of view, by way of letters and journals. Although, the story itself was very interesting, because of the way it was written, it was a challenge to follow. I thought the characters were realistic for...

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The Daughters of Mars

“The Daughters of Mars”, written by Thomas Keneally, a prolific author who wrote “Schindler’s List”, was a very good novel about the nurses of World War I. This particular novel was written about two Australian sisters, both nurses, who sig...

4 Stars

The Poisoned Island

This book is a wonderful work of fiction and set in two time periods and basically you get two stories. The Poisoned Island settings are exotic. These stories are intelligent and stylishly written, being part historical thriller, part detec...

4 Stars

The Midnight Rose

The Midnight Rose is a long book at 488 pages. Even being such a long book I literally read it in one day. I could not stop. I loved this book. From the idea of forbidden love to family being there for their loved ones, it drew min in. Anah...

5 Stars

The Fortune Hunter

I love novels about the Victorian era. This book was about the battle between two strong women for the love of Captain Ray Middleton, a cavalry officer. He was quite handsome indeed. He was a known horseman and also a well-known womanizer....

5 Stars

Mayhem

Move over, Sherlock Holmes! Dr. Bond is on the case! When a serial killer who seems to be a copycat of the notorious Jack the Ripper terrorizes the streets of Whitechapel, police surgeon/detective Dr. Thomas Bond is convinced they are deali...

5 Stars

The Glass Sentence - The Mapmakers Trilogy, #1

The Glass Sentence is a truly fascinating story. The premise of a world fractured into different times is an exciting one. The book is the beginning of a series aimed at middle school aged kids. I did have my 12 year old read it to get a ki...

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Twelfth Night - A Lady Julia Mystery, #5.6

Having never read any of the previous tales of the infamous Lady Julia Grey until Twelfth Night I came into reading the novella with a sheer blindness that allowed me to judge a character that is unflavored by the likes of many including th...

4 Stars
  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • Review by: LWynters
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Under 45k Words, Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: MIRA

The Sweetness

“The Sweetness”, a novel by Sande Boritz Berger kept me interested until the end. The story starts in Vilna, Lithuania in 1941 as the Polish Jews are being herded into the woods to their death by the invading Nazis. The Kaninski’s are a fam...

4 Stars

Cinderella's Dress

I loved the contrast of WWII history with the fairytale of Cinderella in Cinderella's Dress. I imagined the relics in my mind, picturing the amber necklace and the beautiful dress as they might look on a regal princess. The author did a goo...

4 Stars
  • Author: Shonna Slayton
  • Review by: SavingsInSeconds
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, * Young Adult, Suspense: Mystery, Supernatural, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen

Fair Play

What I really liked about this story was how the author weaved the fictional characters lives into actual historical events. Also, the photos from the era were an interesting touch. The two characters come from completely different worlds a...

4 Stars

The Island of Doves

The setting is 19th Century America (1820's) - Buffalo NY The author Ms. McNees gives us a good lesson on the rights of women back then. She shows how laws were needed to protect the women from even their own abusive husbands. She did a won...

4 Stars

Daughter of the Gods - A Novel of Ancient Egypt

Hatshepsut is the youngest daughter of Pharoah Tutmose in 1400s BC Egypt. She never expects to become wife to her brother, but fate conspires to place her next to the throne. His death has Hatshepsut running Egypt as regent for the two-year...

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

The Midnight Witch

I really wanted to like this read, and on an emotional level, I did. My issues with this read however, proved to override the emotional bond that I managed to form with Lilith and her struggle to find her power against a backdrop of evil an...

3 Stars

Queen Elizabeth's Daughter - A Novel of Elizabeth I

“The Queen’s Daughter” by Anne Barnhill was an interesting look at Queen Elizabeth, told from the viewpoint of her royal ward, Mary Shelton. As the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth knew she could never have a husband nor children, so Mary is the clo...

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The Venetian Bargain

Can I just say one thing to begin this review? INCREDIBLE! It is very rare for me to come across a novel that I can say this about. The Venetian Bargain is one of those rare and spectacularly beautiful novels that combines the beauty of med...

5 Stars

Girl on the Golden Coin - A Novel of Frances Stuart

I recommend Girl on the Golden Coin to historical fiction lovers. It does have a romance tucked in. The author wrote a beautiful historical love story that will remain with you for some time to come. The approach to this book was so new, so...

4 Stars

The Forgotten Seamstress

The Forgotten Seamstress is a wonderful heart-tugging read. The entire story comprises the coming together of two lives. Maria, a seamstress, who served at Buckingham Palace around the time of WWII, and Caroline Meadows, who is determined t...

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Copperhead - Ironskin, #2

Copperhead by Tina Connolly is enchanting, but lacks finesse in its pacing. I enjoyed that the sequel gave more of an explanation of the fey, and the real feelings of the people towards the fey, which was sort of glossed over in Ironskin. H...

3 Stars

The Scribe

What drew me to read The Scribe, an historical novel by Antonio Garrido, was the fact that it is an historical novel. I love history, and this story intrigued me. Indeed, it shot me back to a time when Charlemagne was King and the Byzantine...

4 Stars

Madam - A Novel of New Orleans

I love historical nonfiction, especially anything with a naughty bent, so I was intrigued to see “Madam: a novel of New Orleans” which was supposed to be based on a true story. This book by Cari Lynn and Kelly Martin covers the creation of...

Stars
  • Authors: Cari Lynn, Kellie Martin
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Plume

Starling - Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #3

I have to say this is another series that I am so happy that I got a chance to read it all the way through. As if I had to wait for each book to come out I would have cried. Starling was an amazing conclusion to this wonderful series. The a...

5 Stars
  • Author: Fiona Paul
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Romantic Elements, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Philomel

The Commodore's Daughter

Let me first begin by stating that I am a huge history buff. As such, I find it natural that a book such as this would capture my attention. This novel has it all; adventure, romance, daring, and more than enough intrigue. The plot of the s...

5 Stars

Bird With the Heart of a Mountain

This is a wonderful coming of age story that is brimming with emotion, heart, and stellar storytelling. Drina is a girl caught between two worlds, but belonging to neither. Life as the mixed-race daughter of a Gypsy and a Spaniard has made...

4 Stars

The Queen's Dwarf

Being a fan of both historical fiction and anything featuring human “oddities” I was fascinated to see a novel looking at the court of King Charles I and Queen Henrietta told from the viewpoint of dwarf Jeffrey Hudson. Many royals had colle...

5 Stars

Darkwalker - A Nicolas Lenoir Novel, #1

I don’t read a lot of fantasy anymore. They all started to sound alike; a quest with a band of misfits trying to save the world, etc. Now I look for the unusual, the unique. That is what grabs my attention and piques my curiosity. So when I...

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

The Arnifour Affair - A Colin Pendragon Mystery

The last time I picked this book up I gave up on page ten. There was potential there but the dialogue fizzled. I went back to this book numerous times because the premise looked so good, but I never made it past chapter 3. For me this is a...

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The Lion and the Rose - A Novel of the Borgias, #2

I tried to get through this book. I really did. But after 5 chapters I finally surrendered and put the book down. I’m not sure if it was because I hadn’t read the first book in Quinn’s Borgia series or the fact that this book centers on the...

Stars

The Red Lily Crown - A Novel of Medici Florence

Florence was a tumultuous time in 1574 due to the passing of Grand Duke Cosimo de’ Medici. His son Prince Francesco was a tyrant who was obsessed with alchemy and the power it could bring. He forms a triad to obtain the philosopher’s stone,...

4 Stars
  • Author: Elizabeth Loupas
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

The Rebel Pirate - Renegades of Revolution

Can I just begin by saying I’m a huge fan of pirates? I’m a pirate fanatic. And to throw in some historical facts? I’m in heaven. Obviously, this book did not let me down at all. The storyline was enthralling, drawing me in from the beginni...

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Tsarina

This novel dares you to ask what you think about one thing: Is it your fault where and into what situations you are born into? The truth of the fact is that we have no control over that. Yet, aren’t we to blame if we simply accept things th...

5 Stars
  • Author: J. Nelle Patrick
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Historical Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Razorbill

Shadow on the Crown

As a fan of historical fiction, especially anything with an English bent, I’ve read a lot of books over the years. So, I have a high standard for what makes an enjoyable read. “Shadow of the Crown” by Patricia Bracewell falls into the enjoy...

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Worthy Brown's Daughter

This novel marks a departure from Philip Margolin’s normal modern courtroom dramas. The Portland, Oregon, author looks no farther than his own backyard for this period piece set in the 19th century in his home state. Based on a true story,...

4 Stars
  • Author: Phillip Margolin
  • Review by: Bob Walch
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Harper Alibeck

A Breath of Frost - The Lovegrove Legacy, #1

A Breath of Frost combines magical mayhem, a murder mystery and the high society of Regency London full of balls, afternoon tea and finishing schools with a difference. I loved the mystery surrounding the girl's powers and why Emma's mother...

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Henry and Rachel

This Historic novel is written about stories the author heard about her maternal great grandparents and from letters by other family members. I started having problems with the book keeping my interest. I was looking for the excitement and...

3 Stars

The Boleyn Bride

I love anything historical and English, and have read almost everything on the Tudors. So I’m always excited to read something new, but have high standards. The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy is one of the best novels covering Henry VIII and...

5 Stars

The Secret Daughter of the Tsar

The Secret Daughter of the Tsar is written mostly in third person. It is set in the present, but goes back and forth with the past. You don't become confused as to whether it is past or present, since the author tells you what period you ar...

5 Stars

Shadows on the Nile

What an excellent read! Ms. Furnivall did a wonderful job in terms of linking past events to famous literature. Shadows on the Nile takes place from the early 1900’s through 1932 in several countries. The mysteries create intrigue and consp...

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The Descent - Book Three of the Taker Trilogy

The Descent is the final installment of the Taker Trilogy and man does it pack a wallop. I never expected to find myself totally immersed in this story. Alma did not pull any punches. The reader is sure to enjoy all the twists and turns in...

5 Stars

Emma of Aurora - The Complete Trilogy

I usually do not like to read trilogies, because I have to look and wait for the next part when I want to continue reading the story if I like it. I was very happy to be able to read Emma of Aurora because all three parts of the trilogy are...

4 Stars

A Mad, Wicked Folly

In a time where if you were born a girl that was all you were. Vicky darling wants more. She want to go to art school and further her craft. But since she was born a girl one single action of posing nude for other artists gets her kicked ou...

5 Stars

Foreign Gods, Inc.

Ikechukwu Uzondu graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College and married an American, yet the Nigerian’s life has not gone well. In fact, a decade after he graduated Ike is driving a cab in New York and his marriage is over. Blaming his...

4 Stars

The Boleyn Deceit - Anne Boleyn Trilogy, #2

I have to say that I rather enjoyed the imagination of author Laura Anderson. It’s unique in its own aspect, but I couldn't quite grasp the fictional world of such an imagination. The era of King Henry VII and of Anne Boleyn has captured th...

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Parlor Games

May Dugas doesn't want to be poor and doesn't want to just get by. But for an 18-year-old girl in 1887 Chicago, there aren't a lot of ways to make money. May soon finds herself in a bordello, but she has big plans. Soon landing herself a we...

4 Stars

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