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Father of Lies

Throughout most of this book, I was kept off-balance and wondering what was really going on. The story is told through the perspective of an odd fourteen-year-old girl named Lidda, as she watches the seemingly orchestrated but chaotic rise...

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  • Author: Ann Turner
  • Review by: Laurie-J
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

The Confession of Katherine Howard

Henry VIII has been unlucky in love; a Spanish queen that is set aside due to her barreness because of God's anger, a teasing beauty sent to the chopping block, a quiet queen that dies in childbirth, and a plain princess that "withers&...

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Lily of the Nile - A Novel of Cleopatra's Daughter, #1

I adored this new historical YA by Stephanie Dray. She takes the era of Cleopatra from dusty old roman tomes to a world full of intrigue and sensation that anyone can read, understand, and digest. Ms. Dray has the ability to pull you into a...

5 Stars

The Dawn Country - A People of the Longhouse Novel, #2

This is the second of a four book series about The People Of The Longhouse, the Iroquois The Gears have given us an exciting recreation of the 1400’s in North America, set in what is now known as New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and...

4 Stars

To Be Queen - A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine

From an early age, Eleanor of Aquitaine has been taught by her father, Duke of Aquitaine, to rule. With her mother dead, and no sons to be heirs, she must, as a woman, be strong and feminine, able to walk a fine line in a world working to t...

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  • Author: Christy English
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

A Vampire in Whitechapel

Victorian London. Abel, a vampire, walks the streets of Victorian London in search of his next meal. Soon, he discovers he’s not the only blood-thirsty creature haunting the bleak streets. Jack the Ripper is in full force, mutilating...

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The Irish Princess

The Irish Princess by Karen Harper allows the reader to get a sidelines’ view of King Henry VIII’s world through the eyes of a young Irish rebel, who only has sights set on revenge against the most powerful man in England. For h...

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The Queen's Rival - In the Court of Henry VIII

Elizabeth Blount, known as Bessie to her friends and families, has wanted nothing more than to follow her parents to court. She is elated when she is able to go and serve as a maid of honor to Katherine of Aragon. But her expectations are q...

5 Stars

The Dressmaker - A Novel

Ellen Gowan grew up poor, but was blessed with a lot of affection in her young life. What shows up early and takes her far from the minister's cottage where she spent the first part of her life are her resiliency, spirit, and a talent that...

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The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

Elizabeth Tudor is about to be crowned Queen of England, but the night before her coronation, she is brought to her mother's tomb to learn about an ancient evil that is threatening her country. Mordred, son of King Arthur, is an immortal va...

5 Stars

The Crimson Rooms

The Crimson Rooms is one of those books that I think will leave one of three reactions on a reader: a) enthusiasm for it, b) possible dislike, or c) waffling a bit and maybe wondering what happened. One of the elements that really drew me t...

5 Stars

The Flight of Little Dove

Emma Davis became Little Dove when she as a ten years old she was adopted by the local Cheyenne tribe. The Chief, Standing Bear, became a surrogate father to her and she grew up alongside his son, Deer Shadow. When Little Dove reached adult...

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The Tudor Secret - The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles

The court of King Edward VI abounds with conspiracies, secrets and danger in the summer of 1553 when Brendan Prescott, a foundling raised by the noble Dudley family is set to London to serve Robert Dudley. Before he has even spent a day at...

5 Stars

The Witch's Daughter

It’s spring 1628 in Wessex, England, and the county Witchfinder has come to a small village that's reeling from the plague. Before long, Anne Hawksmith is swinging from the Hanging Tree as her teenage daughter Bess looks on. What Bess soon...

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Thirteen Years Later - The Danilov Quintet, #2

Thirteen Years Later by Jasper Kent is a historical paranormal military fiction. The book is set during 1825 which leads up to the mysterious death Tsar Alexander I of Russia and the Decembrist Uprising. Set thirteen years after Aleksei Dan...

4 Stars

The Lady's Slipper - A Novel

Alice Ibbetson knew from the very first minute that she saw the long-thought extinct orchid the Lady's Slipper, that it was her destiny to save it. She had the knowlege to reproduce this orchid and help it come back. But Quaker Richard Whee...

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The King's Daughter - A Novel

Princess Elizabeth is the daughter of James I, a position that would seem to be enviable and filled with pomp and luxury. But Elizabeth finds herself walking a dangerous tightrope, struggling to be seen as more than a broodmare to be sold f...

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The House on Durrow Street

The House on Durrow Street is the second book in a fantasy series by Galen Becket set in the magical island of Atlantia. This series takes place during a timeline that is very similar to Regency England and the books have an Austeneque feel...

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Chasing the Sun

Elena left the ranch she grew up on with the new owner’s brother, Jack Wilkins for San Francisco and an operation that may fix her hip. She underwent the surgery on to learn that the damage was too much to fix and that because of the...

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Dancing with Mr. Darcy - Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House

Dancing with Mr. Darcy features twenty stories that were part of the Jane Austen Short Story contest in 2009. A few of the featured stories include : "Jane Austen Over the Styx" by Victoria Owens - Jane Austen is brought up on cha...

4 Stars

Jane and the Damned

The Damned -those darkly beautiful and seductive creatures of the night, are avoided by the righteous and courted by the fashionable, are all the rage of English society. When Jane Austen encounters one at an evening soiree in 1797, she bel...

5 Stars

The Gentleman Poet - A Novel of Love, Danger, and Shakespeare's The Tempest

Elizabeth Person is sailing to the Jamestown, Virginia, with her mistress when a blinding headache comes, always a warning sign of danger. Storms beset the ships, ending with the company shipwrecked in the Bermudas. Elizabeth befriends the...

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Rival to the Queen

The romance between Queen Elizabeth and Robert Dudley is a story that has survived the centuries, but what about the woman who married Robert, Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth's own cousin. Lettice Knollys and Queen Elizabeth had a tumultous rela...

5 Stars

The Countess and the King - A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II

Katherine Sedley, daughter of a Catholic madwoman and a roguish, learned Baronet who is friends with King Charles II, knows that while her looks are not those of the traditional beauty, her wit and marriage portion ensue that she will marry...

5 Stars

Juliet

Everybody knows the story of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, or do they? Julie Jacobs goes to Siena, Italy to discover her family's past and a missing treasure after her aunt Rose dies. Julie discovers that Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers...

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The Native Star

Emily Edwards is a small-town girl in post-Civil War California, practicing her simple folk magic on things like casting a love spell on the local lumberman, whom she thinks will make a good husband. She also tries to avoid local warlock Dr...

5 Stars

Dark Road to Darjeeling - A Lady Julia Mystery, #4

Lady Julia finally ran Nicholas Brisbane to ground and has joined with him in holy matrimony followed by a blissful prolonged honeymoon. After so many months abroad, they are joined by Lady Julia’s sister Portia and her brother Plum....

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

Lady of Hay - Two Women, Eight Hundred Years, and the Destiny They Share

Reporter Jo Clifford has never believed in past lives, reincarnation, and all that mumbo-jumbo, especially since a college experiment resulted in her not being able to be hypnotized, or so she thought. But a series of articles on past lives...

5 Stars

Wicked Company

Sophie McGann is helping her widowed father Daniel McGann run his bookstore in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1761, that is if they can keep the Kirk elders from confiscating all their books because of religious "decency" censorship. Dan...

4 Stars

The Bells

I found The Bells by Richard Harvell one of those books that a reviewer loves to find. The writing, the plot, and the characters all come together into one of the best books I've read in a long time. It is a beautiful, moving, fascinating s...

5 Stars

The Jewel of St. Petersburg

Young Valentina Ivanova has spent the last years of her life trying to atone for her sister Katya’s injuries, sustained in a bombing by the Bolsheviks during the early days of the Russian revolution, believing that Katya was present b...

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Twelve - The Danilov Quintet, #1

Jasper Kent’s Twelve: Russia 1812 is a nice blend of dark fantasy and historical fantasy. Set during the time of Napoleon’s reign and war with Russia, is filled with lots of detail dealing with war. The story focuses on Captain...

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Hawk of May - Arthurian Trilogy, Book 1

High King Uther, Pendragon of Britain has died. He has no clear heir and many under kings are willing to fight for his place including King Lot mac Cormac of the Innsi Ere. Lot is married to Uther’s daughter, Morgawse. Morgawse is a b...

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Lincoln's Sword

The country is divided against itself and a lot of blood has been shed in such places as Pea Ridge and Shiloh. Mary Todd Lincol is a sibyl and her grim visions (which include seeing a certain sword) are interpreted by her friend, and an acc...

3 Stars

Captive Queen of Eleanor of Aquitaine

" Captive Queen " picks up at the meeting of Henry of Anjou and Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife to King Louis VII of France. Captivated by each other instantly, Eleanor sees a new future possible as wife to the future King of England....

5 Stars

Tatiana and Alexander: A Novel

"Tatiana and Alexander " picks up the epic love story of Alexander Barrington and Tatiana Metanova during 1940s Russia and America, picking up where " The Bronze Horseman " left off. Alexander's parents moved to the Sovi...

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For the King

Christmas Eve, 1800, or the 3rd of Nivose of the Ninth Year of the Republic, in Paris, France. A little girl holds the reins of a cart horse as Napoleon Bonaparte passes in his carriage on his way to the Opera. Moments later, a bomb hidden...

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The Wet Nurse's Tale

This historical novel set during the Victorian era in England is unlike any other historical novel that I have read. Usually the main characters are fairly well to do, live in the city and have an education. In this book, the main character...

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The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

Catherine de Medici's life is examined in this historical romance by C.W. Gortner. As the final descendant of the famous and infamous Medici family, Catherine is destined for a life of notoriety, if not happiness and contentment. After flee...

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The Rebel Princess

This wonderful author began her series about Princess Alais of France in her first book, The Canterbury Papers. In that novel, we met Alais and were privy to the affair and friendship she had with King Henry II of England. In this next stor...

4 Stars

Seabiscuit - An American Legend

A quintessential American Story, SeaBiscuit chronicles the lives of Charles Howard, Red Pollard, George Woolf, and of course, SeaBiscuit. In an era when American’s needed something to root for, SeaBiscuit, an unattractive, oddly-walki...

5 Stars
  • Author: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Review by: Vee
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Non-fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House

The Scarlet Contessa - A Novel of the Italian Renaissance

The Scarlet Contessa reminds me of The Queen's Bastard in the level of detail and development of characters, which is a favorable comparison, by the way. I liked TQ'sB . The main character, Dea, is a push-over, but this might be mostly in j...

4 Stars

All the Queen's Players

Rosamund Walsingham has lived a country lifestyle, but all of that is about to change as she is about to have her first exciting taste of the sophistication of Queen Elizabeth's court. She is eager to learn the intricacies of court life, li...

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Watermark

Auda's mother died to save her life. Midwives weren't allowed to cut mothers during childbirth to save the babies unless the mother was already dead. Auda's mother insisted on the midwife cutting Auda out to save her baby's life knowing tha...

4 Stars

Dearest Cousin Jane - A Jane Austen Novel

Rating: DNF Dearest Cousin Jane is not about Jane Austen or a re-write of one of her novels, but rather about her extended family. It sounded interesting. If I'd gotten to the halfway mark, I may have found it interesting. However, I c...

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Cottage by the Sea - Re-issue, originally published in 1997

Blythe Barton Stowe has fled to a small cottage on a remote Cornish estate to lick her wounds after a messy divorce from her Hollywood director husband. Blythe thought his cheating with her sister was bad enough, until they married hours af...

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The Price of Innocence - The Legacy Series, #1

Suzette Camille Rousseau grew up sheltered and naive in 19th century Paris, protected from the difficulties of life by her father. When her father unexpectedly die during the night from a heart attack, Suzette is shocked to learn of an outs...

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The Rose of Sebastopol

Mariella Lingwood is a cool and calming influence on the people in her life. She has her needlework, her family, her fiance' Henry, , in effect, a life perfectly mapped out. When the Crimean War breaks out, Henry, a brilliant young doctor,...

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Open Country - Blood Rose Trilogy, Book 2

Molly McFarlane is desperate. Her dying sister begged her to take her two children and flee from her husband, the children’s stepfather. She left that very night, boarding a train that would take her to California. Ther...

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The Endless Forest

The Endless Forest is the sixth and last installment of The Wilderness Series by Sara Donati. It’s set in 1823 in Paradise, New York. I haven’t read the rest of the series. This series is interesting because it chronicles the li...

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