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Dust of the Damned

This is a great book, if you’re into Westerns (think Louis L'Amour style) and into the Supernatural (shifters and vampires). It has gritty, fast-paced action with tough women characters like Annie Oakley or sensual like Mae West. The plot s...

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Emma (HarperTeen)

As one who doesn't like to review classic books, I find myself at a loss for words when it comes to Emma. In a language and time all in its own, where do I begin? From the setting, the manners, the society, and the roles of men and women, t...

4 Stars

The Crown - Joanna Stafford, #1

Five Stars for Historical Mystery Debut I’ve never been much on historical of any kind – thriller, mystery, romance. Oh, I’ll read non-fiction on the Tudor family and Henry the VIII, but that’s about as far as my interest goes. After readin...

5 Stars

Colorado Dawn - A Runaway Brides Novel, #2

Maddie Wallace isn’t your typical Victorian lady. She married a younger son of a Scottish earl, Angus, who was a carrier cavalry officer. Maddie went to live with his family in the highlands and felt out of place and unwanted. She particula...

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The Gargoyle in the Seine

Dee Garretson’s THE GARGOYLE IN THE SEINE is a complex and vividly written mystery. Victorian era Paris is such an appealing setting and Garretson brings it alive with many references to famous Parisian landmarks. Her main character, Clary...

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The Road to Rome - A Novel of the Forgotten Legion

The Road to Rome is a wonderful culmination of what started in The Forgotten Legion and continued in The Silver Eagle. It is a story of survival, the chaos and mayhem of the time period, coming to terms with "stuff", finding out that what y...

5 Stars

The Clan of the Cave Bear - Earth's Children, #1

The gripping saga of a 5 year old orphan Cro-Magnon girl begins when little Ayla's world comes crashing down with the loss of her family during a violent earthquake. Lost, desperate, and dying of thirst and hunger, Ayla is rescued by a clan...

4 Stars

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare is a fantastic classic for any reader. The supernatural element is delightful and intriguing. The characters are funny and relatable without being obnoxious. There is a reason why Shakespeare...

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  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Review by: Sarah Dizon
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

The Favored Queen - A Novel of Henry VIII's Third Wife

Jane Seymour started out as a Maid of Honor to Catherine, Henry the VIII"s Spanish wife. She watched Catherine struggle to give Henry the prince he so strongly desired, and fail multiple times. Anne Boleyn, another of Catherine's Maids, sch...

4 Stars

Persuasion

While Jane Austen may not be the perfect fit as an author for everyone, I quite enjoyed reading Persuasion. I think that, of the books that I have read by Jane Austen, it is my favorite. The reason for that is that it includes a smaller cas...

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  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Review by: Lilyraines
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

At the King's Pleasure - Secrets of the Tudor Court, #4

After being widowed, Lady Anne Stafford returns to her family's home. She anticipates returning to court, enjoying the frivolity and excess allowed previously denied to her as a maid but now permitted due to her new widow status. Her brothe...

5 Stars

At the Mercy of the Queen - A Novel of Anne Boleyn

At fifteen, all Lady Margaret Shelton wants is the quiet life in the country she's had so far. But she is sent to court to serve her cousin, Queen Anne Boleyn. Known as Pretty Madge, her innocence and naive beauty is used to gain the king's...

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Jane Austen Blood Persuasion - A Novel

It has been years since Jane took the Cure and the Damned helped save England from the French. The Damned have been cast out from London Society, and some have made their way to Jane's quiet little town. The close quarters have started Jane...

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Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter is a very well done horror with believable plot twists. You feel loss, betrayal and see redemption. The main characters are those that have lost the groundings of their lives, usually through the actions of others. These are...

4 Stars

Becoming Marie Antoinette - A Novel

Maria Antonia knew that as one of the many daughters of the empress of Austria, her fate was to be a political bride. After all, their Hapsburg motto was "Others wage war; you, happy Austria, marry." But little did she expect, that at the a...

5 Stars

The Queen's Governess

Katherine Ashley is known as the governess to Queen Elizabeth, but how did she rise from humble beginnings to become the woman responsible for raising the young girl who would become known as "The Virgin Queen." Katherine Ashley came to Tho...

5 Stars

A Clockwork Fairytale - Clockwork Fairytales, #1

I have to say, "A Clockwork Fairytale" is exactly as described, priests, magic, doodads, and all. If you are attached to steam punk novels, however, that aspect is only lightly handled here, instead falling into a perception of mechanical f...

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Beautiful Days - A Bright Young Things Novel

I have to find a way to write this review without spoiling EVERYTHING. When a person (say me) loves something so much, they (say me) just want to talk and talk and talk about it. One thing I love SO much about Anna Godbersen's Bright Young...

5 Stars
  • Author: Anna Godbersen
  • Review by: Books4Betty
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

The Taker

On a cold winter's night Luke meets Lanny during his shift at the hospital. She comes to him covered in blood with no marks on herself. She tries to explain why she doesn't have a mark on her. What Luke witnesses causes him to doubt everyth...

4 Stars

Song of the Nile - A Novel of Cleopatra's Daughter, #2

Selene is the daughter of Cleopatra and Anthony, brought to Rome in chains, determined to return to Egypt to rule. She has vowed to prove her loyalty to Augustus, no matter the cost. But as a bride in name only, sent to rule a distant count...

5 Stars

Two Feet Below

C.K. Crigger's Two Feet Below is my favorite kind of mystery. It skips along at fast pace, features an intelligent and resourceful female detective, and is populated by an interesting and memorable cast of characters. Crigger has a gift for...

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The Angel of Blythe Hall

Lady Isabeau Blythe has had the family named tainted by her father's mad search for angels and her brother Julius' betrayal of king and country. She is determined to be a good leader for her people and take care of the family fortress on th...

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The Twelfth Enchantment - A Novel

Lucy Derrick is a penniless orphan, thrown upon the mercy of her uncle Richard Lowell. After her fall from grace because of an elopement gone wrong that only because of her sister's death the same day avoided reputation-destroying gossip, L...

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Grave Expectations

There is a whole genre of "revamped" classics or literary mashups, where a classic has the plot altered with the addition of vampires, werewolves, zombies, or even robots. "Grave Expectations" by Sherri Browning Erwin is the latest offering...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Charles Dickens, Sherri Browning
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Supernatural
  • Publisher: Gallery Books

The Mammoth Hunters - Earth's Children, Book Three

This is the 3rd in the installment of the Clan of the Cave Bear series and we see the heroine Ayla and her lover Jondalar meet up with the Mammoth Hunters. Here is where she meets with a group of the "Others" for the first time. She interac...

5 Stars

The Heretic's Wife - A Novel

Kate Gough and her brother John are booksellers in Tudor England, whose shop carries English Bibles, illegal and dangerous to have. When John is caught up in a sweep and forced to recant his beliefs, Kate takes his place on a smuggler's run...

5 Stars

Ellis Island - A Novel

Ellie Hogan grew up in rural Ireland in the early 1900's. Her family was not warm and caring. Her father was going to be a priest but he married her mother instead. Still, he is very religious and makes sure the rosary is done daily. Ellie'...

5 Stars

The Borgia Betrayal - Poisoner Mysteries

Francesca is the official poisoner of Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia, and is responsible for helping protect his life from various enemies. When Morozzi, the man who killed her father returns to Rome, Francesca is determined to be the on...

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Cody's Dream

Honoring his father's last wishes, Mel Cody, a Cree Half-Breed, travels over a thousand miles to visit the town of Polvo Gris in Arizona. Arriving in town, his plans include taking care of his tired horse and getting a feel for the area. He...

4 Stars

Trades of the Flesh

Lydia Ketch knew life was tough in 1888 Preston , England. What little money she could make almost immediately was gone. Still, they were no longer living in the poor house and Lydia 's younger sister, Annie, was getting an education. Life...

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Fire on Dark Water

Lola is a gypsy with a gift for dancing. She is stolen from her family and her innocence sold, with Lola dumped on the streets afterwards. Forced to make a living by stealing, she is caught and sentenced to transporting to the New World in...

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Oscar Wilde and the Vampire Murders - The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, #4

I loved this story. Brandreth got his research right in this novel. You can tell that he knows what he is talking about from the first sentence. But all of the research that was involved did nothing to bring down the story. This book is add...

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  • Author: Gyles Brandreth
  • Review by: Black Rose
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Supernatural, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Touchstone

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim - Blood Enriched Classics

If you haven't read Mark Twain's classic Huckleberry Finn, you've missed out on a wonderful piece of literature. Now, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim, brings new life (or new Undead Life) to this great book. Bill Czolgosz...

5 Stars

The Daughter's Walk

All I can say is WOW! This book surprised! I have never read any of Jane Kirkpatrick's books and after reading this one I would LOVE to read some of her other books! The Daughter's Walk is based on a true story of a family trying to save a...

5 Stars

Heartbreak Creek - A Runaway Brides Novel, #1

The life Edwina Ladoux knew was gone. The war had done it. Now, her beloved south was full of carpetbaggers and ruffians. Her husband, father and brothers are dead and now, she's loosing her home for back taxes. Knowing this day was coming,...

5 Stars
  • Author: Kaki Warner
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

Jane Eyre (Harper Teen)

What can one say about a classic without saying what's already been said a hundred times? Not much. Jane Eyre is as lovely as always. It's one of those wonderful, interesting and quirky books that will live on. This time around Harper Teen...

5 Stars
  • Author: Charlotte Bronte
  • Review by: Roza
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Sense and Sensibility (Harper Teen)

What can one say about a classic without saying what's already been said a hundred times or a thousand? Not much. Sense and Sensibility is as lovely as always, just as interesting and wonderful and quirky and so. It's a good book. We got th...

5 Stars
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Review by: Roza
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

The Last Time I Saw Paris

With 1940's Paris as a backdrop, The Last Time I Saw Paris is an exciting new novel. From the very first pages author Lynn Sheene sets up a quick, yet highly enjoyable, pace. Everything the readers need to know is spelled out in an entertai...

4 Stars

The Summer Garden - Trilogy, #3

Tatiana and Alexander have made it to America, but can they overcome the scars of the past to have any chance for a future together. With the ghosts of the War Department and Russia hanging over Alexander's head, Tatiana keeps the family on...

4 Stars

Night of the Vampires

“Night of the Vampires” by Heather Graham is a unique paranormal novel set during the time of the American Civil War, when all is not as it seems. Hidden amongst the ghastly carnage of war is an even bigger threat to all of huma...

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  • Author: Heather Graham
  • Review by: Vicci
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: HQN Books

Finding Emilie

Stanislas-Adelaide, known as Lili, is the daughter of Emilie du Chatelet, has grown up knowing very little about her her mother, who died when Lili was only six days old. Her father has handed her care off to others, contributing only a sti...

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The Sandalwood Tree - A Novel

The Sandalwood Tree is a great story and Ms. Newmark has a wonderful gift for writing. Reading the book, the reader gets a sense of time and place - you can practically smell the patchouli, sandalwood soap......and the not so nice odors tha...

5 Stars

Night of the Vampires

Cole Granger is a Texan sheriff who believes the law can protect anyone. Yet he has never met a woman like Megan Fox. He is in a world where there is evil at every corner, where the dead come to life. Vampires rule the world and President L...

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  • Author: Heather Graham
  • Review by: Melinda
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: HQN Books

The Silver Eagle - A Novel of the Forgotten Legion

The Silver Eagle follows the story of Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius as they make their way from Margiana through India (where one of them loses his life) into Africa and Fabiola (Romulus' twin sister) in Rome is a good way to spend time r...

5 Stars

The Daughter of Siena

The Palio is a dangerous, no holds barred horse race ran a twice a year in Siena. Pia Tolomei has been informed that she is to be married to one of the riders, a brute whose evil is surpassed only by his brother's and father's. When her fia...

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The Second Duchess

The Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso d'Este, is rumored to have killed his first wife Lucrezia but on her wedding day, Barbara, his second duchess is determined to ignore those rumors. But Barbara finds her curiosity piqued and she decides that her...

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The Second Duchess

Finally, I got to read The Second Duchess . Seems like I’ve been waiting forever for it to come out. Let me tell you, this book was well worth the wait. It's a rare thing today to read an historical, which can whisk me through a time...

5 Stars

A Promise to Keep

A `Promise to Keep' succeeds in transporting the reader to the old west. You can almost smell the dust, feel the desperate hunger and thirst filling your belly. Maggie and her step children are left stranded in the desert when her new husba...

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The Ticket

Filled with indignant ambition, Karl Kessel leaps at the opportunity to leave his life of servitude in Yugoslavia for the American frontier. Blindly going forth, he leaves his wife, Katja, and their two children. He sends for them once he i...

4 Stars

Drought

This was a seriously fantastic story to read. It had so many things going on at different times that it was almost never dull or boring. There was a lot going on that even the narrator wasn't aware of in spite of the fact she was the one te...

5 Stars
  • Author: Pam Bachorz
  • Review by: IntoTheMorning
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Supernatural, * Science Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Egmontusa

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