Tag: historical fiction

Review (and a Giveaway!): Hold Me Close by Marguerite Martin Gray

Review (and a Giveaway!): Hold Me Close by Marguerite Martin Gray

Posted April 16, 2016 / 35 Comments

Louis Lestarjette, a Frenchman, arrives in Charles Town, South Carolina, in 1772 without purpose or plans. He encounters a society on the brink of revolution and is forced to make decisions that include finding meaning and direction in his carefree life. Who can he trust in his endeavors to prosper? […]


Author Interview: Rachelle Rea

Author Interview: Rachelle Rea

Posted April 15, 2016 / 7 Comments

  It’s here! It’s here! What’s here, you may be asking? RELEASE DAY for The Sound of Emeralds, of course! I’ve been waiting with bated breath for this final episode in the Steadfast Love series by Rachelle Rea ever since I finished The Sound of Diamonds & The Sound of Silver, the first two books […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White

Posted April 14, 2016 / 4 Comments

  Purchase your copy here. Will Fleeing the Scottish Highlands Only Leave Her in More Danger? Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she’s never felt good enough–not for her father, not for the man she thought she’d marry, not for God. But after a […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read If You’re a WW2 History Buff

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read If You’re a WW2 History Buff

Posted April 12, 2016 / 79 Comments

Hi Y’all! Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday 🙂 This week’s topic is officially “Books that every (fill in the blank) needs to read”. I’m excited to see what everyone posts and I hope we get a variety of themes! I’m going with “books that every WW2 history buff needs […]


Review: The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley

Review: The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley

Posted March 30, 2016 / 2 Comments

The Storm Sister – and its series – captivates me on many levels. The dual timeline is presented both seamlessly and creatively, and each story had multiple layers to uncover. As a series, the overarching thread of the sisters and their mysterious adoptive father continued to intrigue me – and new depths and questions were added that have me anxiously waiting for the next installment.


Review (and a Giveaway!): Playing the Part by Jen Turano

Review (and a Giveaway!): Playing the Part by Jen Turano

Posted March 19, 2016 / 7 Comments

Playing the Part by Jen Turano is a 352 page book in the Christian historical fiction genre. It is published by Bethany House Publishers and was released on March 1, 2016. To purchase your own copy, click here. About the Book Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in […]


Review: A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Review: A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Posted March 18, 2016 / 2 Comments

World War 1 Flying Aces and German Zeppelins zoom across the pages of A Refuge at Highland Hall, the challenges of war meticulously researched and creatively conveyed. The beginnings of new love spark for two couples in this story, tempered by the separation of war – be it by deployment or internment – but allowing the power of the written word to fan the heart’s spark into a steady and enduring flame is truly the stuff of great romance! My favorite of the Edwardian Brides series, A Refuge at Highland Hall is best appreciated if read in context (the characters!!) though it can also be read as a standalone.


Review: Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson

Review: Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson

Posted March 16, 2016 / 3 Comments

Moonlight Over Paris is vibrant in setting and history. 1920s Paris comes alive under Jennifer Robson’s pen! The bond between an unlikely group of friends kept me invested in the story even when I found the main character herself difficult to relate to.


Review: The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

Review: The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

Posted March 11, 2016 / 6 Comments

Dawn Crandall masterfully crafts a story rich in vibrant setting, vivid characters, and sharp dialogue. Her scenes come alive, transplanting readers into Gilded Age New England and keeping them absorbed from the first word until the last. The characters she creates feel real and honest, and boy howdy can she write a kissing scene!



Cover Reveal: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

Cover Reveal: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

Posted February 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

“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



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

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

Posted February 12, 2016 / 24 Comments

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!


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

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

Posted February 8, 2016 / 13 Comments

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.


Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Posted February 2, 2016 / 71 Comments

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.



Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham

Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham

Posted January 25, 2016 / 14 Comments

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.


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

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

Posted January 21, 2016 / 54 Comments

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!



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

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

Posted December 29, 2015 / 52 Comments

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 🙂