Tag: historical romance

Review: Valley of Decision (The Carthage Chronicles #3) by Lynne Gentry

Review: Valley of Decision (The Carthage Chronicles #3) by Lynne Gentry

Posted October 20, 2015 / 4 Comments

Thirteen years ago, Lisbeth made an impossible decision—leave third-century Carthage and her husband Cyprian behind for good. She knew it was to protect her daughter Maggie, so Lisbeth gathered the strength to move on with her life. All these years, Lisbeth has thrown herself into her work and raising her […]


Review: The Sound of Silver (Steadfast Love #2) by Rachelle Rea

Review: The Sound of Silver (Steadfast Love #2) by Rachelle Rea

Posted October 19, 2015 / 4 Comments

The Steadfast Love Series is set in 16th-century Europe, where the Reformation rages between Protestants and Catholics, and chronicles the journey of two wounded hearts on the path toward restoration. Gwyneth, a half-Dutch Catholic, flees from England to Holland to escape the man she believes murdered her parents. When he follows […]




The Day I Met Laura Frantz (or… The Adventures of Pocket Pepper)

The Day I Met Laura Frantz (or… The Adventures of Pocket Pepper)

Posted September 26, 2015 / 31 Comments

Quick bookish confession: Despite my avid reading & reviewing, I have never personally met an author. Until today. One of my “favorite favorite” authors – Laura Frantz – was doing a signing today for her newest release The Mistress of Tall Acre. It was only about 45 minutes from my […]


Review: At Home in Persimmon Hollow by Gerri Bauer

Review: At Home in Persimmon Hollow by Gerri Bauer

Posted September 17, 2015 / 4 Comments

Yesterday I had the wonderful privilege of talking with Gerri Bauer, a first-time novelist with Catholic publishers Franciscan Media.  She also loves to garden, is allergic to chocolate (the horror!), and calls herself a “certified cat lady”… but in spite of the cat thing, we still like her around here because […]


Author Interview: Gerri Bauer (At Home in Persimmon Hollow)

Author Interview: Gerri Bauer (At Home in Persimmon Hollow)

Posted September 16, 2015 / 6 Comments

I’m excited today to introduce y’all to Gerri Bauer, a debut author for Franciscan Media’s new fiction line.  A Catholic historical romance, At Home in Persimmon Hollow intrigues me right from its premise. After all, you don’t often find “Catholic”, “historical”, and “romance” all coming together in one book. At Home […]


Author Interview: Dawn Crandall (plus a Giveaway!)

Author Interview: Dawn Crandall (plus a Giveaway!)

Posted September 11, 2015 / 10 Comments

Did I mention yet that The Hesitant Heiress is now available in PAPERBACK???!!!!??? I feel sure I did. In fact, I know I did – my Hesitant Heiress review To continue the celebration festivities, I invited author (and ACFW Carol Award finalist) Dawn Crandall to stop by the blog for a chat.  She’s […]


Review: The Hesitant Heiress (Everstone Chronicles #1) by Dawn Crandall

Review: The Hesitant Heiress (Everstone Chronicles #1) by Dawn Crandall

Posted September 11, 2015 / 14 Comments

So, technically, The Hesitant Heiress isn’t a new release.  And yet at the same time, it is. Have I lost my senses? Well…maybe… but not about this 🙂 You see, oh dear blog readers, initially when Whitaker House released Dawn Crandall’s debut series last August, they only released them as ebooks. […]



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: To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander

Book Review: To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander

Posted May 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

TO WIN HER FAVOR by Tamera Alexander SERIES: Belle Meade Plantation #2 GENRE: Historical Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Zondervan RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2015 PAGES: 370 A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man […]


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 […]


Book Review: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

Book Review: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

Posted May 2, 2015 / 3 Comments

THE HUNTRESS OF THORNBECK FOREST by Melanie Dickerson SERIES: A Medieval Fairy Tale #1 GENRE: Historical Romance / Fairy Tale Retelling (Christian) PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2015 PAGES: 312 In the Robin Hood reimagining, a beautiful maiden poaches to feed the poor, while a handsome forester is […]


Author Interview: Melanie Dickerson & The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

Author Interview: Melanie Dickerson & The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

Posted April 30, 2015 / 39 Comments

Yes, that’s right! You read correctly. MELANIE DICKERSON is chatting with me today about her new fairy tale retelling The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest! I have pinched myself so many times that I’m starting to bruise lol. You all. Melanie. Dickerson. The queen of fairy tale retellings. (All of which I adore.) […]


Author Interview: Pepper Basham & The Thorn Bearer

Author Interview: Pepper Basham & The Thorn Bearer

Posted April 26, 2015 / 29 Comments

Every once in a while, a book comes along that you know will stay with you forever.  Pepper Basham’s The Thorn Bearer is the latest to fall into that category for me. As I said in my review here, her characters are rich and her language is poetic but her theme […]


Favorites Friday Book Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper Basham

Favorites Friday Book Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper Basham

Posted April 24, 2015 / 23 Comments

THE THORN BEARER by Pepper Basham SERIES: Penned In Time #1 GENRE: Historical Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Vinspire RELEASE DATE: April 11, 2015 PAGES: 362 BRONZE MEDAL—CHRISTIAN FICTION—READERS FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS FINALIST—2015 GRACE AWARDS SHORT-LISTED—2015 INSPY AWARDS From the decks of the ill-fated Lusitania to the smoke-filled trenches of France, Ashleigh […]


Book Review: The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

Book Review: The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

Posted April 16, 2015 / 8 Comments

THE PRINCESS SPY by Melanie Dickerson SERIES: Fairy Tale Romance #5 GENRE: Young Adult Romance/Fairy Tale Retelling (Christian) PUBLISHER: Zondervan RELEASE DATE: November 4, 2014 PAGES: 300 In this historical fairy-tale romance book from bestselling author Melanie Dickerson, based on The Princess and the Frog, Margaretha hopes to find her […]


Book Review: The Seeker by Ann H. Gabhart

Book Review: The Seeker by Ann H. Gabhart

Posted April 11, 2015 / 7 Comments

THE SEEKER by Ann H. Gabhart SERIES: Shaker #3 GENRE: Historical Fiction/Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: July 1, 2010 PAGES: 416 Charlotte Vance is a young woman who knows what she wants. But when the man she planned to marry joins the Shakers–a religious group that does not marry–she […]