Category Archives: Historical fiction

“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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“An Irish Wife” by Deborah Lincoln – Book Review

Harry Robinson – grew up among a large family of strong protestant women. His mother, and her many sisters have guided him throughout his life. His mother, Agnes, worked hard to ensure that he has a college education. She now … Continue reading

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“Looking For Jane” by Heather Marshall – Book Review

Present – Angela Creighton Angela works in a book/antique store in downtown Toronto. One day she discovers a lost letter, still sealed, some seven years after it should have been delivered. She opens it and reads – only to find … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre has a lot to answer for…

I first read the classic novel “Jane Eyre” when I was twelve years old. By that time I was an avid reader, and Jane only served to make me even more so. I own several copies of the book in … Continue reading

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“Down A Dark River” by Karen Odden – Book Review

Scotland Yard Inspector Michael Corravan – 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. Luckily a … Continue reading

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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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