Tag: Historical Fiction

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

February 4, 2016 Whitney Review 3 Comments

First Impressions Nancy Horan once again brings life to a woman behind a famous man. In Under the Wide and Starry Sky Fanny Osbourne is drawn vividly with a tapestry of a story to tell. Impressions While Reading What I liked about Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny’s courtship was that not only did they value […]

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Wake by Anna Hope

Wake by Anna Hope

January 28, 2016 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impression Wake has a restrained power over the reader.  Anna Hope’s writing gives such love to the characters. She holds the reader’s breath with elegance. The Author also tackles a difficult subject with tenderness and unbridled strength. Impressions on the Characters All three characters were unique and could have been a novel on its […]

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The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon

January 27, 2016 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions Upon starting The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon I had no knowledge of the Joesph Crater disappearance. Therefore, I saw it as a work of fiction rather than analyzing it for historical accuracy. Almost immediately, I became engrossed in this mystery. I was invested in the women behind the […]

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The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

October 20, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions   The Heretic Queen was an Ancient Egypt Sister Wives. Iset and Nefertari’s bickering and fight to the top was entertaining and would have made for great reality t.v. Impressions While Reading I enjoyed watching Nefertari come into her own and expand her knowledge of languages giving her a leg up from Iset […]

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Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen

Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen

October 13, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions I know Mark Twain for two things. He wrote Tom Sawyer and for wanted to dig Jane Austen up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.  I shamefully haven’t read his autobiography or any biography of Sam Clemens/Mark Twain. Although, I always love a good author scandal and enjoyed Mrs. […]

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A Place We Knew Well by Susan Carol McCarthy

A Place We Knew Well by Susan Carol McCarthy

September 29, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions A Place We Knew Well by Susan Carol McCarthy has two stories. The first, is the Cuban Missile Crisis and the second is a story of paternity. Both subplots could have been a novel all their own. They kept me reading on to the next chapter. It was a heart-pounding plot and the […]

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The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

June 11, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions The Seven Sisters is the first book I have read by Lucinda Riley and this introduction entered with a bang.  It immediately grabbed me.  Despite not knowing anything about astrology and certainly not the seven sisters, Riley drew me in with a lush story.  This included defined characters and a vivid backdrop of […]

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The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin

April 20, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond Of The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by by Valerie Martinwell written and descriptive to a t. The characters were not lacking in development adding a boost to the overall story. I enjoyed Arthur Conan Doyle’s role in the Mary Celeste as I like reading fictional novels on writers, artist etc. Not Fond Of […]

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Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Freemantle

Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Freemantle

March 25, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond Of The opening scene of Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Freemantle with caught my attention. Jane Grey at the block held me in suspense despite knowing the outcome. It set a firm tone to the novel. Like Queen’s Gambit, Sisters of Treason was visually stunning. Icould clearly see the story that was playing out. […]

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