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The Phantom Tree

Next up for review, a lovely timeslip historical fiction novel with a romance. I quite enjoyed this book. I took it slow when reading it as the lives of the characters were so fascinating. Historical fiction author Nicola Cornick spins us f...

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  • Author: Nicola Cornick
  • Review by: Tamazon
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Supernatural, Historical Fiction, Time-slip, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Graydon House

Rules for a Rogue - Romancing the Rules, #1

"Rules for the Rogue," is an engaging romance that is filled with charm, wit and yet I did find the plot to be among those that I would classify as not among the more intense historical-ROMANCE titles. I felt like the attraction between the...

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  • Author: Christy Carlyle
  • Review by: LWynters
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Romance: Historical, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse

Hero in the Highlands - A No Ordinary Hero Novel, #1

As far as considerable historical-fiction novels go I think that "Hero in the Highlands" certainly deserves points for the author's creativity behind the novel. The book alone was undisputedly a different sort of romance. In my opinion, I n...

4 Stars

The Duke and His Duchess / The Courtship - Windham Series

By far this collection of novellas were not my favorites as far as romantic, love stories are concerned. In fact both of the novellas seriously lacked any sort of real romance or chemistry for that mattered between the characters. So I was...

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Tremaine's True Love - True Gentlemen, #1

Where's the Romance? Once again I found myself drawn in-depth into a Burrowes novel that stands out as an historical read or perhaps better described as family saga rather than a true romance. This is always a little disappointing because I...

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Lady Maybe

I am a fan of this author and this story reminded me of why. I love how the Julie Klassen is able to mix mystery and love, especially when I am still trying to figure out the secret! I liked that this book had two characters that had "accid...

4 Stars

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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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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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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Shiri

What an exceptional novel penned by Mr. Taylor! We’re told the story of Shiri, a shepherd girl who is living in Ancient Egypt and because of what she witnessed happen to her parents, she’s out to seek vengeance now. She goes through this li...

5 Stars

A Hundred Summers

With A Hundred Summers I really need to ask what people were smoking?! As I have seen a ton of 5 star reviews everywhere!!! I am sorry but this one ended up being a DNF for me as it was. I had a hard time with all the skipping back and fort...

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The Winter Witch

When I read the book blurb for The Winter Witch, I was intrigued. It sounded like a beautiful love story and a story of true love overcoming adversity and beating the odds, which is the type of book I usually love to read. When I received t...

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The Reckoning - The Taker Trilogy, #2

The reader is once again taken on a breathtaking journey in the lives of Lanny, Luke, Adair, and Jonathon. The second installment of the trilogy picks up right where The Taker leaves off. I found myself once again immersed in the many twist...

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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

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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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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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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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

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 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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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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Pieces of Sky

Jessica Thornton is a British lady on the run. Her brother-in-law raped her trying to get her to sign over her ancestral home. Not wanting to endure more or cause her sister any more pain than she has, Jessica took off for New Mex...

4 Stars