Tag Archives: Historical fiction

“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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Fictionophile’s top 16 titles of 2016!

I’ve read some amazing books this year.  Like a mother trying to choose her ‘favorite’ child, this agonizing task of choosing my favorite titles is upon me again. As I read mostly mystery thrillers, I will confine my results to … Continue reading

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