Genre: Historical Fiction

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

Posted March 8, 2017 Tags 2 Comments
The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff could easily have been yet another novel about surviving WWII. At first, I was nervous as it seemed to mirror Water for Elephants and while that in itself is a good story I found the ending to be disappointing. Therefore, I hoped for a different result. Fortunately, I was […]


The Girls by Emma Cline

Posted February 18, 2017 Tags 1 Comment
The Girls by Emma Cline

I am a lover of true crime and have reread the disturbing true crime novel Helter Skelter several times. Therefore, when The Girls by Emma Cline was released I knew I had to read it. I will admit, that I was a bit skeptical at first as both of Cline’s parents are in the publishing […]


Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

Posted February 7, 2017 Tags 0 Comments
Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

The first thing that came to mind upon starting Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon was the 1997 film Titanic.¬† Both are media based on an iconic means of travel that ended in disaster and chronicle the last days of the passenger’s lives. Fortunately, Flight of Dreams delivers an amazing look at the occupants onboard […]


Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Posted January 28, 2017 Tags 1 Comment
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Outside of Emily Blunt’s performance of Queen Victoria she is a monarch I know very little about. ¬†Daisy Goodwin has created a tapestry in sharing this young Victoria’s early reign. At first, her ascent to the throne read like something out of a Tudor novel with constant conniving and scheming to reach the top and […]


The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig

Posted December 16, 2016 Tags 2 Comments
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig

I had been curious about The Pink Carnation series as it has been billed as a “Jane Austen-inspired” series. Jane Austen does make a cameo via a letter but that is where the inspiration stops. I had been looking for a warm holiday read with a bit of intrigue, however, what I received was an […]


The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

Posted September 13, 2016 Tags 0 Comments
The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

First Impressions The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies reminded me of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, a parent faced with a terrible decision that leads to life-altering consequences. Although, unlike Kim Edwards’ novel Dinah Jefferies creates a dimensional world with a captivating setting of 1920s Ceylon. Impressions While Reading The Tea Planter’s Wife was pretty […]


The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman

Posted September 6, 2016 Tags 2 Comments
The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman

Impressions on Relationships The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman is first and foremost a love story. It is not the kind that proclaims “love means never having to say you’re sorry” because let’s face it, who knows what that means. This is a story that transcends time. The relationship between Marthe and Charles was so […]


Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina

Posted August 16, 2016 Tags 2 Comments
Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina

  Amazon | iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords   Review It is hard to read Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina and not make comparisons to Hilary Clinton. Like Clinton, Victoria Woodhull has a fight song and in every aspect fought tooth and nail. Madame Presidentess is beautifully told with the author showcasing Woodhull’s life in […]


The Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Posted August 9, 2016 Tags 2 Comments
The Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound   Review   The Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring is an elegant historical fiction novel of Eva Braun. Besides being Adolph Hitler’s mistress (and short-lived wife) little is known about this woman in history. The Munich Girl is essentially a story of discovering oneself and is shared […]