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Miss Darcy Falls in Love

"Miss Darcy Falls in Love" is overall a very creative story. Lathan seamlessly adds musical elements throughout the book. As a piano player myself, I appreciated Lathan's knowledge of musical terms, and I found the musical aspects do not ov...

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The Wild Hunt - The John Swale Chronicles

You keep those pages turning as you read The Wild Hunt! Ordered by King Edward to hunt down Eustice Folville and his evil doers Sir John Swale rides into Leicestershire at the head of a small arm. He is determined to put an end to the out-l...

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The Lady of Secrets

I've not read Susan Carroll's other books in this series but this one was dark, compelling, and seductive. While at times I regretted not having all the back story, the author did a good job of filling in the missing details so the book was...

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One Hospital Nightmare

When I was reading the summary of "One Hospital Nightmare", I was immediately drawn in and had to read it. I wanted to like it. I liked the plot, the aspect of some time travel, history and my favorite, Native Americans. I am sad to say tha...

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Becoming Clementine

Wow! I just finished a barn-burner of a book. “Becoming Clementine” by Jennifer Niven is a wonderful book set in England and France during World War II during the summer of 1944. It’s the story of a WASP (Women Air-Force Service Pilots), Ve...

5 Stars
  • Author: Jennifer Niven
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Plume

Emma (Splinter Edition) - Classic Lines

"Emma" by Jane Austen is an oftentimes overlooked classic, when compared to Austen's other works. But it is a delight to read, filled with witty dialogue and wonderfully descriptive narrative, some of Jane Austen's work at it's best. This S...

5 Stars

I, Jane - Henry VIII's Court

As a fan of English historical fiction, a well-done book is a treat while a poorly written one can leave a bad taste behind. Diane Haeger's books always prove to be a decadent delight, bringing historical characters alive in new and enterta...

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  • Author: Diane Haeger
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

The Death of King Arthur - The Immortal Legend / Classics Deluxe Edition

A very long time ago, I read Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory. The book was extremely interesting because I was really into stories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Roundtable. This current book however, called The Death of King...

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Venom - Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1

Venom by Fiona Paul is filled with intrigue and mystery. The setting of Italy is magic in itself but combined with the eeriness of the Canals of Venice, and the masquerade balls the setting has a life of its own. Cass always follows the rul...

4 Stars
  • Author: Fiona Paul
  • Review by: Sarah Dizon
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Philomel

Between Two Fires

I was spellbound from the moment I opened the front cover. This story was intense and chilling. There was excellent character development and the horrors seemed lifelike. This story had all the factors needed for the ultimate good versus ev...

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Dear Mr. Darcy - A Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

As a major Jane Austen fan, I was hesitant but hopeful to see how Amanda Grange had tackled this retelling of "Pride and Prejudice" but I quickly discovered a new favorite author. Using letters between the characters, the author showed Darc...

5 Stars

The Wild Princess - A Novel of Queen Victoria’s Daughters

"The Wild Princess" by Mary Hart Perry was really my first introduction to any of Queen Victoria's children. I'd always considered Queen Victoria uptight and controlling, especially due to the influence of Prince Albert. She struck me as a...

4 Stars

The Red Chamber

I'm not familiar with the Chinese work "Dream of the Read Chamber" but I found "The Red Chamber" to be an intriguing and fascinating read on it's own merits. Pauline Chen's take on Chinese life as seen through the women of one family has th...

4 Stars
  • Author: Pauline A. Chen
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Knopf

Silent in the Sanctuary - A Lady Julia Mystery, #2

We join Lady Julia Grey in Italy where she joined her two brothers after the events in Silent in the Grave. Several months have passed without any word from Nicholas Brisbane. Julia is content but bored with life in Italy. Her brother, Lysa...

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

True Sisters

The year is 1856 and a group of Mormon converts set out on foot from Iowa City to Salt Lake City, to live in the promised land. The journey, a span of 1,300 miles, is one many have successfully taken before them; however that is not the fat...

4 Stars

Silent on the Moor - A Lady Julia Mystery, #3

I can sum this book up in one word, sublime! From the moment it arrived in my mailbox on Friday at roughly 4pm to turning the last page less than forty-eight hours later, I was in heaven. Run to the bookstore right now and get the first two...

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

Dark Persuasion

Dark Persuasion is riveting from the very beginning. It's clear where the story is headed, but that doesn't matter. The author completely captivates the reader…not with an outcome, but with a journey. We know where we're going; we're just n...

5 Stars

The King's Damsel

Thomasine Lodge was set up as a lady-in-waiting to Princess Mary, daughter to King Henry VIII, after her father died, and her wardship was purchased by the status seeking Sir Lionel Daggett. Thomasine has been told that she must seek favor...

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Boleyn-Tudor Vampire

Boleyn-Tudor Vampire tells the story, albeit in a supernatural manner, the story of Anne Boleyn, a tragic and poignant person from Medieval England. Sentenced to death because her husband King Henry the 8th, tired of her, on the date of her...

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The Borgia Mistress - Poisoner Mysteries

"The Borgia Mistress" is an intrigue filled historical novel, with Francesca as a strong central character. Sara Poole has brought to life the Papal Court of Pope Alexander VI and his quest for a lasting legacy of the Borgia family. As the...

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The King's Concubine - A Novel of Alice Perrers

As a huge fan of historical English fiction, I was intrigued to read about a time period that I knew little about. King Edward, his queen, and his concubine were brought to life in "The King's Concubine" by Anne O'Brien. Filled not only wit...

5 Stars
  • Author: Anne O'Brien
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

The Peacock Vest

The Peacock Vest is very short (only a few pages), but delightful. If the forward is to be believed, the story was written in the early 1900's. It is written storyteller style with one man orating the story. The manner of speak is fun and t...

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Blue Asylum

Blue Asylum, written by Kathy Hepinstall, is a novel I would not have normally picked up. In this case, I fell in love with the cover. It’s absolutely stunning, and so it led me to want to read this book. Upon reading the first few pages, I...

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Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders - The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, #5

Arthur Conan Doyle heads to a spa in Hamburg, Germany, determined to get some rest and sort through all of Sherlock Holmes' fan mail. But almost immediately upon arrival, he meets up with his friend, Oscar Wilde, who is never restful. The t...

5 Stars
  • Author: Gyles Brandreth
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Touchstone

Mistress of Mourning

Varina Westcott is a young widow, heartbroken after losing not only her husband but also her young son. As a means of dealing with her grief, the candlemaker carves angel candles with the face of her son, but faces censor from the candlemak...

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  • Author: Karen Harper
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders - The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, #5

If you're not familiar with this historical series, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (of Sherlock Holmes fame) and Oscar Wilde team up to solve crimes. In this story, Arthur Conan Doyle has taken a vacation from home to catch up on answering his fan...

4 Stars
  • Author: Gyles Brandreth
  • Review by: Josie
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Touchstone

Pride and Prejudice (Splinter Edition)

It amazes me how so many things can change as generations of the human race re-populate the earth, yet, sadly, many things also stay the same. Titled quite appropriately, Pride and Prejudice tackles two major issues that generation after ge...

4 Stars

Sense and Sensibility (Splinter Edition)

I’ve read this novel twice now and found comfort in the fact that my opinion of it hasn’t changed. In Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen introduces the Dashwood sisters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret. When their father dies, the sisters alo...

3 Stars

The Haunting of Maddy Clare

This is a really good tale of a death that came too soon and how the dead will try to find a way for us to help them find the peace they seek so badly. It was really well written and I feel that any reader who is interested in the reason be...

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  • Author: Simone St. James
  • Review by: Sherylyn
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Supernatural
  • Publisher: NAL

Covenant of War - Lion of War Series

Covenant of War is, for me, a great read thanks to the author and the way he writes. It is a story that is told in vivid detail that brings the story alive through its setting, its characters, and its story. The reader, or at least this rea...

4 Stars

Dancing at The Chance

The Chance is one of many small theaters struggling to bring in crowds during 1907 New York City. The people are not simply performers but also a family. Pepper and her mother immigrated with thousands of others to New York and moved into t...

4 Stars

Queen of the Conqueror - The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I

Matilda is the wife of William the Conqueror, and is one of the least written about English queens. Matilda came from a lineage of strong and smart women, and proved herself both during her marriage. William has been long known for his winn...

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The Union Quilters - An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

The Union Quilters is a story that covers a lot of ground in different ways during a tumultuous period of time in American history. It is, at once, a story of war, love, courage, loyalty, strength and principle. It is also about how all of...

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Wuthering Heights (Splinter Edition)

Although it has been a few years since I read Wuthering Heights, re-reading the book has me remembering the first time I read it quite fondly. Sure, there are angst-ridden moments in the book that could, in some ways, leave the reader with...

4 Stars

Jane Eyre (Splinter Edition)

Jane Eyre is the kind of book I like to re-read every few years. It may not be the best form of literary fiction for some readers, but it is a good read. For me, it has several elements that I look for when in the mood for a certain type of...

4 Stars

The Third Section - The Danilov Quintet, #3

These are not your Twilight, non-blood drinking, romantic, or emotionally tortured vampires. These have all the compassion of a Jack-the –Ripper or a Zodiac killer. They must drink blood to stay alive and they are not kind. They get the mos...

4 Stars

Zombie Island - A Shakespeare Undead Novel

William Shakespeare has figured out a way for him and his lady love to be together. He gives her a potion that simulates death, and will whisk her away from her tomb, leaving her husband, and London believing that Katherine Dymond is dead....

4 Stars

The Sister Queens

Marguerite must leave her family and home at the Court of Provence to marry Louis IX, becoming Queen of France. As the oldest, she has been trained to be patient, quiet, demure, and to be a good wife and queen. Her sister Eleanor hasn't alw...

4 Stars

The Anatomy of Death

Felicity Young’s The Anatomy of Death is a fantastically well-written historical mystery with a unique protagonist and rich period details. The story is set in London during the early 20th century, a time of great change and political drama...

5 Stars

Where Lilacs Still Bloom - A Novel

Jane Kirkpatrick has written a great novel. I just fiished "Where Lilacs Still Bloom" and was so sad that I had finished the book. I loved this characterization of Hulda Klager and her family's story. Hulda was an inspiration to all who hav...

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Queen of Kings - The Immortal Story of Cleopatra

What if Cleopatra were immortal with a blood lust unsurpassed by anything ever seen? That is one of the questions that this author addresses. Cleopatra is in mourning, her husband and lover Marc Antony lies dead at his own hand believing th...

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Devil Tree

Lucas and Tamsen Sawyer are nearly killed when their raft was capsized while they were heading down the Greensnake River on their way to a new start. They are rescued by Jonah Duvall who takes them to his home where his wife and son help to...

4 Stars

The Flower Reader

Rinette Leslie is at the deathbed of Mary of Guise, queen regent of Scotland, and plans on making her way home to her beloved Granmuir. But the dying queen entrusts Rinette with a silver casket filled with secrets of Scotland's leading fami...

4 Stars
  • Author: Elizabeth Loupas
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

The Inheritance

This is one of the most imaginative and captivating stories I have read in a long time. There is mystery, adventure and more than enough twists that I became caught up in Theodore Baker’s life, and could not tear myself away until I reached...

5 Stars

Braving the Titanic - A Tossed through Time Adventure, #1

In 1912, the RMS Titanic set off on a journey that would only be completed at the bottom of the ocean. Kade West knows the story and will do anything he has to do to see the Titanic exhibit at a local museum, even if that means being part o...

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The White Pearl

This novel was a nice surprise. I haven’t read a lot of books set in this locale but, the fact that the book was written about a family that lived in Malaya during the beginning of the second world war caught my attention. The story centers...

4 Stars

The Broken Land - A People of the Longhouse Novel / North America's Forgotten Past

I had not read any of the Gears' books in a long while and I was glad, although unsurprised, to find the same richness of setting, characters, and plain, old-fashioned storytelling that I enjoyed before. For me, the continuation of the Peop...

5 Stars

The Black Hills

I try not to draw comparisons too often when reviewing - except when, to me, it is a favorable comparison. The Black Hills reminds me of one of my favorite books to re-read: Louis L'Amour's The Walking Drum. Ironically (or maybe not) enough...

5 Stars

Blessings, Bullets and Bad Bad Men

This was a very exciting book. I could not put it down because every page turn promised a new twist or turn. Jim Blessing, while being a drifter, had a strong sense of duty and a big heart. He acted as though he was big and tough. Although...

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First Bite - The Dark Woods Trilogy, #1 / The Wicked Queen's Tale

First Bite is what happens when a fairy tale retelling is done correctly. This retelling of Snow White breathes new life into the age old tale, and gives it an edge that is sure to be popular with contemporary readers. The dark imagery is b...

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