Tag: Gilded Age

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lynn Austin & All My Secrets

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lynn Austin & All My Secrets

Posted February 8, 2024 / 40 Comments

It’s such an honor today to welcome author Lynn Austin back to the blog to talk about her new Gilded Age novel, All My Secrets! ALL MY SECRETS by Lynn Austin GENRE: Historical Fiction/Gilded Age (Christian) PUBLISHER: Tyndale House RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2024 PAGES: 383 Bestselling author Lynn Austin […]


Book Review: A Summer on Bellevue Avenue by Lorri Dudley

Book Review: A Summer on Bellevue Avenue by Lorri Dudley

Posted January 9, 2024 / 4 Comments

A SUMMER ON BELLEVUE AVENUE by Lorri Dudley SERIES: Romance at the Gilded Age Resorts #6 GENRE: Historical/Gilded Age Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Wild Heart Books RELEASE DATE: January 8, 2024 PAGES: 156 In the world of the elite, reputation is everything… Wealthy heiress Amanda Mae Klein is set to marry […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): To Spark a Match by Jen Turano

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): To Spark a Match by Jen Turano

Posted November 19, 2023 / 35 Comments

TO SPARK A MATCH by Jen Turano SERIES: The Matchmakers #2 GENRE: Historical/Gilded Age Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2023 PAGES: 364 “Turano takes readers on a lighthearted romp through matchmaking season . . . . This is a delight.”–Publishers Weekly on A Match in the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Wings of Poppy Pendleton by Melanie Dobson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Wings of Poppy Pendleton by Melanie Dobson

Posted September 20, 2023 / 45 Comments

THE WINGS OF POPPY PENDLETON by Melanie Dobson GENRE: Dual Timeline Fiction/Mystery (Christian) PUBLISHER: Tyndale House RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2023 PAGES: 352 In this compelling new time-slip mystery, a little girl goes missing from her family’s castle in the Thousand Islands of New York. Eighty-five years later, a journalist […]


First Line Friday (week 350): A Gilded Age Getaway

First Line Friday (week 350): A Gilded Age Getaway

Posted July 13, 2023 / 20 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 Gilded Age Getaway by Stephenia H. McGee. I love the Back Inn Time series of […]




Book Review: A Match in the Making by Jen Turano

Book Review: A Match in the Making by Jen Turano

Posted February 24, 2023 / 14 Comments

A MATCH IN THE MAKING by Jen Turano SERIES: The Matchmakers #1 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance / Gilded Age PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2023 PAGES: 368 Miss Gwendolyn Brinley accepted a temporary paid companion position for the Newport summer season, believing it would be a lark to […]



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.


Favorites Friday Book Review: A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin

Favorites Friday Book Review: A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin

Posted May 22, 2015 / 1 Comment

A PROPER PURSUIT by Lynn Austin GENRE: Historical Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2007 PAGES: 491 The World’s Fair. Chicago, 1893. It seems a perfect backdrop for what Violet Hayes longs to experience: a little mystery, a little romance. To be honest, it is more than […]


Book Review: Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist

Book Review: Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist

Posted May 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

TIFFANY GIRL by Deeanne Gist GENRE: Historical Romance (Clean) PUBLISHER: Howard Books RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2015 PAGES: 545 From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play comes a compelling historical novel about a progressive “New Woman”—the girl behind Tiffany’s chapel—and the love that threatens […]