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Historical Fiction

The Address by Fiona Davis

the address

3.5 stars

An enjoyable decent historical fiction. Continue reading “The Address by Fiona Davis”

The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan

The spies of shilling lane3.5 stars

An enjoyable historic mystery. Continue reading “The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan”

A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay

A brightness long ago

4.5 stars

An outstanding historical fiction/fantasy. Continue reading “A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay”

City of Flickering Light by Juliette Fay

city of flickering light

4 stars

A fun and entertaining fiction set in the early 1920’s. Continue reading “City of Flickering Light by Juliette Fay”

Triple Jeopardy (Daniel Pitt #2) by Anne Perry

triple jeopardy

4 stars

An good second book in an entertaining historical fiction mystery series. No need to read the first book to enjoy this one. Continue reading “Triple Jeopardy (Daniel Pitt #2) by Anne Perry”

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

a marriage of opposites

4 stars

A enjoyable historical fiction. Continue reading “The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman”

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi

the gilded wolves

4 Stars

A very good, historical fiction YA Fantasy. Continue reading “The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi”

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Once upon a river

4 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a hard book to describe. It’s part folktale, part mystery, part romance and part magical fairy tale. The story starts off slowly, but stick with it. As it unwinds, the pace picks up until its tragic, but wonderful, ending.

During a dark midwinter’s night in a small inn by the Thames river, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories. A badly injured stranger bursts through the door carrying a little dead girl. After the healer tends to the injured stranger, she inspects the body of the little girl and discovers she’s alive. The regulars speculate as to how the little girl could be alive. Is it a miracle, magic, science or something else? Continue reading “Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield”

Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness

Time's Convert

4 stars

I really enjoyed this book. It’s set in the same world as the All Souls Trilogy books. This book centers on Marcus, Matthew de Clermont’s son, and his fiance Phoebe. The story begins with Marcus’ life as a young boy in rural Massachusetts just before the Revolutionary War. Fleeing an abusive home, he runs away to join the military to fight the British. While there he begins training with various medical doctors and starts tending the troops. During one brutal campaign he meets Matthew in a field hospital. When he later takes ill and is about to die, Matthew offers to make him a vampire, and Marcus accepts. The remainder of the story centers on Marcus’ journey from young vampire to present day. Continue reading “Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness”

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