Category Archives: Historical fiction

Throwback Thursday – “The Song of Hartgrove Hall” by Natasha Solomons

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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“The Last House On The Street” by Diane Chamberlain – Book Review

1965 – Ellie Hockley  is a young white woman who risks her family’s scorn and disapproval to work towards helping black North Carolinians to register to vote. Her commitment to the cause and her ardent beliefs cause such friction that, … Continue reading

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“Yours Cheerfully” by A.J. Pearce – Book Review

Set in WWII London, “Yours Cheerfully” highlights the stoic and resilient spirit of Londoners during that time. The story takes place just a few short months after the events portrayed in “Dear Mrs. Bird“. The story is told from the … Continue reading

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Ten Favorite #Spooktober Reads #BookRecommendations #SpookyReads #OctoberReads

For those of you who read ‘seasonally‘, I thought I’d share 10 of my favorite novels that are perfect for this time of year.

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Teaser Tuesday – October 26, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @PutnamBooks #SarahWinman #StillLife @edelweiss_squad

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 October 26, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“The Death of Jane Lawrence” by Caitlin Starling – Book Review

“A crumbling house, alone on the hill, was enough to make isolated women given to wild imaginings.” Jane Shoringfield is a young woman of high intellect with a logical, practical way of viewing the world and a keen mathematical mind. … Continue reading

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“The Midwife’s Secret” by Emily Gunnis – Book Review

“A gripping, heart-wrenching story of love, loyalty and family secrets.” This engrossing story is told via three timelines: “It is God’s will that a woman suffers in childbirth, he says, and it is not my place to interfere with God’s … Continue reading

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“Rizzio” by Denise Mina – Book Review

A young Mary Queen of Scots witnesses the brutal murder of her private secretary David Rizzio during the bloody coup of Holyrood Palace in March of 1566. Ever since reading the brilliant crime trilogy ‘Garnethill‘ several years ago, I have … Continue reading

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“Painting The Light” by Sally Cabot Gunning – Book Review

Painting the Light is set on a sheep farm in Martha’s Vineyard in 1898. Ida Russell is an artist who lives in Beacon Hill, Boston with her parents. Then her young life is beset by loss. First her father and … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “The Stopped Heart” by Julie Myerson – #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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“The Skylark’s Secret” by Fiona Valpy – Book Review

Told via two separate timelines, this story relays the story of a mother and daughter. The mother, Flora, was a WREN during WWII. She drove ambulances when her small croft fishing community was commandeered by the Home Fleet as a … Continue reading

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“The Winter Sea” by Susanna Kearsley – Book Review

Present Day – Canadian novelist Carrie McClelland travels to Aberdeenshire Scotland to write her latest novel which is set in the historic Slains Castle. Once there, she finds that the book is almost writing itself as she seems to be … Continue reading

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“After the Rising” by Orna Ross – Book Review #ReadingIrelandMonth21

Twenty years ago, Jo Devereux fled Mucknamore, the small Irish village where she grew up, driven away by buried secrets and hatreds. Now she is back and needs to uncover the truth of what really happened between her family and their … Continue reading

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“The Pull of the Stars” by Emma Donoghue – Book Review #ReadingIrelandMonth21

An intense and grim story about three days in a Dublin maternity ward during the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918. Influenza derives from the Latin word influentia, meaning “influence of the stars. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed more people … Continue reading

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“Life Sentences” by Billy O’Callahan – Book Review #ReadingIrelandMonth21

1920 – The first story we read is that of Jer (Jerimiah). A man who, born in dire poverty in an Irish workhouse, has gone on to fight in the trenches of WWI and raise a family of six children … Continue reading

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