Category Archives: Historical fiction

“The Winter Guest” by W.C. Ryan – Book Review

“There is an air of desolation about the place.” WWI has recently ended but Ireland is still fighting. A Civil War rages in Ireland, and it is an escalating and bloody battle. The action in this novel takes place after … Continue reading

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“The Highland Girls At War” by Helen Yendall – Book Review

Thoroughly enjoyable as an entertaining historical story, this novel also introduced me to The Women’s Timber Corps. I had of course known about the ‘Land Girls’, but this is the first time I’ve learned about the lumberjills (as opposed to … Continue reading

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“Under A Veiled Moon” by Karen Odden – Book Review

Scotland Yard Inspector Michael Corravan – an Irishman in his thirties, Michael has twelve years experience of policing. He had a challenging childhood because his mother went missing when he was only eleven – leaving him to fend for himself. … Continue reading

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“The Legacy of Halesham Hall” by Jenni Keer – Book Review

Whenever I see a book with a beautiful cover and the word ‘HALL’ in the title it is a sure bet that I will want to investigate further. This is likely a throwback to my adolescent reading days filled with … Continue reading

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“The Matchmaker’s Gift” by Lynda Cohen Loigman – Book Review

This is the author’s third novel and I have read all her work. I have to say that I enjoy her writing enough that if I see her name on the cover, I will get a copy. This book was … Continue reading

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“Without The Moon” by Cathi Unsworth – Book Review

WITHOUT THE MOON, based on a true crime that occurred during the dark days of February 1942, was also longlisted for the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize and made The Times’ Crime Book of the Month on publication. Anyone who is … Continue reading

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“The Foundling” by Ann Leary – Book Review

Mary Engle – is eighteen years old. She has just landed a job at the Nettleton State Village for Feebleminded Women of Childbearing Age.  Mary has no family to speak of and was raised mostly in a Catholic orphanage. She … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – May 10, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheFoundling @annleary @simonschuster @ScribnerBooks @msrucci

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from Edelweiss. Today, Tuesday May 10, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“Mrs. England” by Stacey Halls – Book Review

Ruby May is a Norland Nanny, the most prestigious pedigree a nanny can attain. When her employers decide to emigrate to the United States, she declines the offer to go with them and seeks another post. The new post she … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – March 22, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #MrsEngland @HarlequinBooks @stacey_halls #HistoricalFiction

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday March 22, 2022 I … Continue reading

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