Category: historical

Cover Love: April 2020 Faves

Cover Love: April 2020 Faves

Posted March 27, 2020 / 2 Comments

Today I’m starting a new monthly Cover Love feature on the blog – just before a new month (in this case April 2020) arrives, I’ll be looking at some of my fave upcoming covers for that month. Whether I want to read the book or not (but let’s face it […]


A Bunch of Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

A Bunch of Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Posted March 26, 2020 / 22 Comments

Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. (New Living Translation) Amid the current global pandemic, job layoffs, social distancing, working from home, mandatory shutdowns and stay at home orders, it’s easy to have a broken spirit right now. But laughter […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Historical Fiction Based on Real People

Top Ten Tuesday: Historical Fiction Based on Real People

Posted March 24, 2020 / 18 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is a genre freebie so I decided to spotlight some awesome historical fiction based on real people who really lived and loved and made a difference in the past – in many cases, a difference that still resonates today. amazon affiliate links used […]


Regency Bingo 2020 (and Giveaways!): How to Play & How to Enter!

Regency Bingo 2020 (and Giveaways!): How to Play & How to Enter!

Posted March 18, 2020 / 3 Comments

Behold…. Regency Bingo 2020! Games, you say? Regency fiction, you say? GIVEAWAYS, you say??? Count. Me. In. Three of my fave authors (I would legit read a phone book if they wrote it. Probably.) have teamed up for frivolity and shenanigans, Regency style! So who’s behind Regency Bingo 2020? Watch […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Loved With Irish Characters

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Loved With Irish Characters

Posted March 17, 2020 / 14 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is supposed to be our Spring TBR but I’m going to do a whole week of that coming up so I decided to change it up a bit. Instead, I’m talking about books I loved with Irish […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Jill Eileen Smith & Star of Persia

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Jill Eileen Smith & Star of Persia

Posted March 16, 2020 / 14 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Jill Eileen Smith to the blog to chat about some recipes inspired by her new novel Star of Persia! STAR OF PERSIA: Esther’s Story GENRE: Biblical Fiction PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2020 PAGES: 368 In an effort to complete a war his father […]




Book Review: The Plum Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson

Book Review: The Plum Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson

Posted March 4, 2020 / 6 Comments

THE PLUM BLOOMS IN WINTER by Linda Thompson SERIES: Brands from the Burning #1 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fiction PUBLISHER: Mountain Brook Ink RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2018 PAGES: 360 A Prostitute Seeks Her Revenge–In 1942, Miyako Matsuura cradled her little brother as he died on the sidewalk, a victim of […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books With One Word Titles on my TBR Pile

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With One Word Titles on my TBR Pile

Posted March 3, 2020 / 13 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today for Top Ten Tuesday I’m talking about Books with One Word Titles on my TBR list. And since I’m woefully behind, I’m pulling from 2019 releases I still need to read … and 2020 releases that I’m looking forward to! One of these days I’ll have time […]


Love Stories GIVEAWAY: Taming Julia

Love Stories GIVEAWAY: Taming Julia

Posted February 27, 2020 / 14 Comments

in this post: Taming Julia Happy February – official (according to me) KissingBooks month! And welcome to another Love Stories giveaway post! This LOVE STORIES giveaway series is thusly named for two reasons – first, because I love stories and second, because I love Love Stories. Throughout the entire month […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Gail Kittleson & In Times Like These

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Gail Kittleson & In Times Like These

Posted February 27, 2020 / 7 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Gail Kittleson to the blog to chat about her newly re-released WW2 historical romance, In Times Like These! An Iowa farm girl (baby boomer),Gail Kittleson appeared with her thick glasses at the local library counter every Saturday of her childhood and hauled home a new […]


Love Stories GIVEAWAY: A Wing and a Prayer

Love Stories GIVEAWAY: A Wing and a Prayer

Posted February 26, 2020 / 103 Comments

in this post: A Wing and a Prayer Happy February – official (according to me) KissingBooks month! And welcome to another Love Stories giveaway post! This LOVE STORIES giveaway series is thusly named for two reasons – first, because I love stories and second, because I love Love Stories. Throughout […]


Book Series Review: American Heiresses series by Jen Turano

Book Series Review: American Heiresses series by Jen Turano

Posted February 25, 2020 / 6 Comments

Today I’m continuing my ‘reviews from the teetering TBR pile‘ with the two last books I still need to review for Jen Turano – which also happen to be the first two books in the American Heiresses series –  Flights of Fancy & Diamond in the Rough. FLIGHTS OF FANCY […]


Love Stories GIVEAWAY: Hope In the Mountain River

Love Stories GIVEAWAY: Hope In the Mountain River

Posted February 25, 2020 / 38 Comments

in this post: Hope In The Mountain River Happy February – official (according to me) KissingBooks month! And welcome to another Love Stories giveaway post! This LOVE STORIES giveaway series is thusly named for two reasons – first, because I love stories and second, because I love Love Stories. Throughout […]


Love Stories GIVEAWAY: The Runaway Bride

Love Stories GIVEAWAY: The Runaway Bride

Posted February 24, 2020 / 38 Comments

in this post: The Runaway Bride Happy February – official (according to me) KissingBooks month! And welcome to another Love Stories giveaway post! This LOVE STORIES giveaway series is thusly named for two reasons – first, because I love stories and second, because I love Love Stories. Throughout the entire […]


Book Series Review: Apart From the Crowd series by Jen Turano

Book Series Review: Apart From the Crowd series by Jen Turano

Posted February 23, 2020 / 8 Comments

Today, I’m featuring reviews for the Apart From the Crowd series  – Behind the Scenes, Out of the Ordinary and Caught By Surprise – by Jen Turano! Most people know that I’m hopelessly behind when it comes to reading and reviewing. Like, almost three years behind lol. 2017 was a tough, […]


Love Stories GIVEAWAY: A Love Most Worthy

Love Stories GIVEAWAY: A Love Most Worthy

Posted February 21, 2020 / 20 Comments

in this post: A Love Most Worthy Happy February – official (according to me) KissingBooks month! And welcome to another Love Stories giveaway post! This LOVE STORIES giveaway series is thusly named for two reasons – first, because I love stories and second, because I love Love Stories. Throughout the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fall From Trace by Rebecca Connolly

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fall From Trace by Rebecca Connolly

Posted February 20, 2020 / 9 Comments

FALL FROM TRACE SERIES: London League #5 GENRE: Historical Regency Romance/Intrigue PUBLISHER: Phase Publishing RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2020 PAGES: 281 Gone, but not forgotten… Alex Sommerville should have been dead. To the world, he had been dead for almost five years, and with him, the secrets he had carried […]