Category: historical

Feb 25
Cover Reveal: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

Cover Reveal: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

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“The Gilded Cage is a wonderful recreation of early Chicago and the people who made it what it is. Central character Cissy Palmer is a three-dimensional, real, vibrant person. The Gilded Cage is fiction, but firmly based on fact—the Chicago Fire, the prisoners from the War Between the States interred in Chicago, the newcomer Potter Palmer, the explosive growth of wealth in a prairie town, deep poverty adjacent to great riches—the American experience laid bare. You don’t have to be a Chicagoan to love this book.” -Barbara D’Amato, author of Other Eyes

Feb 12
Review (and a Giveaway!): The Express Rider’s Giveaway by Stacy Henrie

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Express Rider’s Giveaway by Stacy Henrie

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The Express Rider’s Lady by Stacy Henrie not only provides a sweet romance but also gives readers a compelling glimpse into the perilous conditions once common to cross terrain we now take for granted. Smooth writing, vivid settings, and heartstopping action bring the characters and the history to life. A quick read, as typical to the Love Inspired line, but very entertaining!

Feb 08
Review (and a Giveaway!): A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts

Review (and a Giveaway!): A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts

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Before this weekend, I’d heard so many great things about A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts. A lot of people have raved over it in the “Avid Readers of Christian Fiction” group I belong to on Facebook. So when the opportunity arose to join the blog tour with Celebrate Lit, I jumped at the chance to finally read this much-talked-about book for myself. I can now safely say that I see what all the fuss was about.

Feb 02
Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Deeanne Gist, Erica Vetsch, historical, Jane Austen, Janette Oke, Jocelyn Green, Jody Hedlund, Julie Klassen, Karen Witemeyer, Laura Frantz, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Laurie Alice Eakes, Lori Benton, Lynn Austin, Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Melanie Dickerson, Melissa Jagears, Patricia Polacco, Regina Jennings, Rosslyn Elliott, Sarah E. Ladd, Tamera Alexander, Top Ten Tuesday 71

This week’s topic has several possible variations but I’m choosing to talk about my favorite historical settings. You know, those periods of history whose mere mention in a book blurb has your radar engaged and your interest piqued.

Jan 30
Review: ‘Beyond the Silence’ by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse (Plus a Giveaway and Facebook Party)

Review: ‘Beyond the Silence’ by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse (Plus a Giveaway and Facebook Party)

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Fans of historical fiction – particularly in a frontier setting – will enjoy this latest collaboration between Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. The characters alone make this well worth the read, and the thread of suspense just adds to the overall appeal. An enjoyable way to pass an evening or two

Jan 25
Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham

Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham

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When I originally reviewed The Thorn Bearer, I was a couple weeks into this whole blog thing & I featured it as a Favorites Friday post. At the time, I said, “I’m sure I will still be thinking about The Thorn Bearer months from now…” Now several months later, I not only am still thinking about it as predicted, but I would also still feature it as a favorite because it’s just that beautiful.

Jan 21
Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jody Hedlund **CLOSED**

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jody Hedlund **CLOSED**

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I am so excited to chat today with author Jody Hedlund! Her newest book, Undaunted Hope, tells the story of Tessa Taylor, a teacher in for an unwelcome surprise when she arrives at her new job. Set in 1870s Upper Peninsula, Michigan, it’s full of romance and vivid characters and history. With a little sass and suspense thrown in for good measure 😉 Watch for a review here in the next couple of weeks!

Jan 12
Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Amanda Barratt, Amish, Andrea Boeshaar, Christian, contemporary, Denise Hunter, DiAnn Mills, Erica Vetsch, Gabrielle Meyer, historical, Jennifer Uhlarik, Katherine Reay, Lynette Eason, Mary Ellis, Maureen Lang, Melissa Jagears, Mona Hodgson, mystery/suspense, Renee Yancy, Top Ten Tuesday 46

This week’s edition of “Top Ten Tuesday” (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is brought to you by those books I meant to read in 2015 but …umm… didn’t.

Yet.

I’m looking at you, 2016.

The Year of the TBR pile.

Jan 11
Review (plus a Giveaway!): The Suspect’s Daughter by Donna Hatch

Review (plus a Giveaway!): The Suspect’s Daughter by Donna Hatch

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While The Suspect’s Daughter can easily be read as a stand-alone novel (I read this fourth book first and had no problems following along), the characters are much better appreciated when seen through the lens of the preceding books in the ROGUE HEARTS series. Donna Hatch graciously gave me copies of those first three books so I could catch up with all of Grant’s brothers. I’m going to do a mini-review for each one in a second, but let me just say about the whole series – WOW! Keep. Your. Fans. (and freezers) Nearby. All 4 books are a KissingBook Level 5

Jan 09
Review: The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd

Review: The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd

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Sarah Ladd delivers another breathtaking story of suspense and romance, with characters who step off the page and into your heart. You will be captivated by Camille’s story – your emotions engaged – as you cheer and swoon and even shed a few tears along the way. Fans of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Julie Klassen, and Carrie Turansky will find a new favorite in Ladd’s books. The Curiosity Keeper is a marvelous place to start your collection.

Dec 29
Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Cindy Anstey, coming soon, Elizabeth Camden, historical, Jen Turano, Jody Hedlund, Karen Witemeyer, Kristy Cambron, Lawana Blackwell, Lori Benton, Melanie Dickerson, Pepper Basham, Rachelle Rea, Sandra Byrd, Sarah E. Ladd, Susan Anne Mason, Top Ten Tuesday 52

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is the books we are most anticipating in the first half of 2016. I started out the list yesterday with my contemporary “can’t waits”. Today I’m going to look at the historical fiction I’m most looking forward to from January to June.

And I’m warning you right now – there’s way more than ten 🙂