Tag: Gilded Age

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

Posted February 1, 2023 / 12 Comments

THE DAVENPORTS by Krystal Marquis SERIES: The Davenports #1 GENRE: Young Adult Historical Romance PUBLISHER: Dial Books RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2023 PAGES: 384 The Davenports delivers a totally escapist, swoon-worthy romance while offering a glimpse into a period of African American history often overlooked. “A fresh, utterly enchanting read.” —Ayana […]




First Line Friday (week 323): A Winter at the White Queen

First Line Friday (week 323): A Winter at the White Queen

Posted January 5, 2023 / 12 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of A Winter at the White Queen by Denise Weimer. Isn’t that cover gorgeous?!? and the first […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Umbrellas on the Cover

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Umbrellas on the Cover

Posted April 26, 2022 / 15 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is ‘books with ____ on the cover’. I picked my topic last night because of spring and ‘April showers’, and it turned out to be a rainy day here in the Atlanta metro area so my topic became serendipitous lol. So, without […]


Book Review: To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano

Book Review: To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano

Posted September 15, 2021 / 18 Comments

TO WRITE A WRONG SERIES: The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency #2 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance / Comedy PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2021 PAGES: 364 Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she prefers […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Test of Gold by Renee Yancy

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Test of Gold by Renee Yancy

Posted April 8, 2021 / 5 Comments

THE TEST OF GOLD SERIES: Hearts of Gold #1 GENRE: Historical Romance (Clean & Wholesome) PUBLISHER: Vinspire Publishing RELEASE DATE: March 15, 2021 PAGES: 300 Heiress Evangeline “Lindy” Lindenmayer has been groomed since childhood to marry into the British aristocracy as her mother’s ultimate ambition is a royal title for […]



Review: Chicago World’s Fair Mystery series by Shelley Gray

Review: Chicago World’s Fair Mystery series by Shelley Gray

Posted December 12, 2015 / 5 Comments

Shelley Gray’s brilliantly crafted mystery trilogy is perfect for romantic suspense fans, especially those that lean toward the historical. (Not the hysterical, mind you. Let’s save our swooning for the kisses!) The recurring theme of people being more than what they appear resonates through all 3 books and is most perfectly illustrated in the comparison to the buildings constructed for the World’s Fair. Characters whose lives seem “outwardly impressive” are proven to be “structurally unsound” while the reverse is also true just as frequently. An entertaining and compelling reminder that, while we so often look no further than the outside, God sees our hearts.