Tag: historical fiction

Book Review: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

Book Review: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

Posted June 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

Born to a society and a life of privilege, Bertha Honoré married Potter Palmer, a wealthy entrepreneur who called her Cissy. Neither dreamed the direction the other’s life would take. He built the Palmer House Hotel, still famed today, and become one of the major robber barons of the city, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin

Posted June 3, 2016 / 12 Comments

In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love? Pharmacist Lillian Avery and Ensign Archer Vandenberg are about to find out in Sarah Sundin’s new book, Anchor in the Storm. During the darkest days of the war, Arch’s destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett

Posted June 2, 2016 / 11 Comments

As San Francisco rises from the ashes, an age-old battle looms between corruption and the promise of new beginnings. The devastating earthquake is just two years past, but the city of San Francisco is still trying to recover. Destruction of this magnitude is not so easy to overcome—and neither are […]


Kindle Daily Deal: God’s Will by Meghan M. Gorecki

Kindle Daily Deal: God’s Will by Meghan M. Gorecki

Posted June 2, 2016 / 5 Comments

We are still having such fun celebrating the 2-year bookiversary of Meghan M. Gorecki’s debut novel God’s Will. Today you can get it for a Kindle Daily Deal of only $2.99!!! Don’t miss out on this beautiful historical novel! http://bit.ly/1ZfqlXD Kathy Andrews is good at goodbyes. Her mother is sent to a […]



Book Review: The Secrets of Flight by Maggie Leffler

Book Review: The Secrets of Flight by Maggie Leffler

Posted May 25, 2016 / 6 Comments

  This captivating, breakout novel—told in alternating viewpoints—brings readers from the skies of World War II to the present day, where a woman is prepared to tell her secrets at last. Estranged from her family since just after World War II, Mary Browning has spent her entire adult life hiding […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Terri Wangard

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Terri Wangard

Posted May 23, 2016 / 32 Comments

    I am delighted to chat with a new to me author today on the blog! Terri Wangard grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the Lombardi Glory Years. Her first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. These days she is writing historical fiction, and won the 2013 Writers on […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Just Claire by Jean Ann Williams

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Just Claire by Jean Ann Williams

Posted May 23, 2016 / 4 Comments

  Genre: Fiction, Historical, Children’s Publisher: Clean Reads Publication date: January 6, 2016 Number of pages: 208 ClaireLee’s life changes when she must take charge of her siblings after her mother becomes depressed from a difficult childbirth. Frightened by the way Mama sleeps too much and her crying spells during waking hours, ClaireLee just […]


Readers Appreciation Giveaway: Tamara Leigh

Readers Appreciation Giveaway: Tamara Leigh

Posted May 22, 2016 / 120 Comments

  We are still having so much FUN with the Readers Appreciation Giveaway (put together by 10 of your fave authors)!!! Today, we’ve got a note from Tamara Leigh and still more chances to win! I’d like to thank my readers who have given me the blessing of being able to love […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Promised to the Crown by Aimie K. Runyan

Review (and a Giveaway!): Promised to the Crown by Aimie K. Runyan

Posted May 5, 2016 / 4 Comments

Promised to the Crown (Daughters of New France, Book One) by Aimie K. Runyan Publication Date: April 26, 2016 Kensington Paperback & eBook; 352 Pages Series: Daughters of New France Genre: Historical Fiction     Bound for a new continent, and a new beginning. In her illuminating debut novel, Aimie […]


Review: A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton

Review: A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton

Posted May 4, 2016 / 8 Comments

October 1776–August 1777 It is said that what a man sows he will reap–and for such a harvest there is no set season. No one connected to Reginald Aubrey is untouched by the crime he committed twenty years ago. Not William, the Oneida child Reginald stole and raised as his […]


Review: A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd

Review: A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd

Posted April 20, 2016 / 13 Comments

  About A Pattern of Lies • Paperback: 352 pages • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 12, 2016) A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Times bestselling […]


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.